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Texas Fourth Grade Social Studies
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Week 1: Finding Texas
Students will use geographic tools to collect, analyze, and interpret data relating to Texas’s place in the world. They will describe a variety of regions in the Western Hemisphere. Students will identify clusters and explain patterns of settlement in Texas. TEKS.b.12.A, TEKS.b.12.B, TEKS.b.12.C, TEKS.b.12.F, TEKS.b.6.A, TEKS.b.6.B, TEKS.b.7.A, TEKS.b.8.A, TEKS.b.8.B, TEKS.b.8.C, TEKS.b.9.C

Week 2: Where in the World Are We?
Students will describe a variety of regions in Texas and will compare the regions of Texas with other regions. They will describe the location of major cities in Texas and explain the geographic factors that have contributed to their settlement and economic growth. TEKS.b.12.B, TEKS.b.13.B, TEKS.b.15.C, TEKS.b.17.C, TEKS.b.17.E, TEKS.b.20.B, TEKS.b.6.B, TEKS.b.7.A, TEKS.b.7.B, TEKS.b.7.C, TEKS.b.8.C

Week 3: United States Constitution
Students understand important ideas in historic documents of Texas. Students will identify the purposes and explain the importance of the Texas Constitution. They will explain the purposes of the U.S. Constitution and will identify and explain the basic functions of the three branches of state government. TEKS.b.15.A, TEKS.b.15.B, TEKS.b.15.C, TEKS.b.17.C, TEKS.b.17.E, TEKS.b.18.A, TEKS.b.3.A

Week 4: First People in Texas
Students will explain how and why the first people came from Asia into North America. They will identify and compare American Indian groups in Texas and the Western Hemisphere before European exploration. Students will describe ways people adapted to and modified their environment in order to survive. TEKS.b.10.A, TEKS.b.1.A, TEKS.b.1.B, TEKS.b.8.A, TEKS.b.9.A

Week 5: Archaic Indians
Students will identify and compare ways of life of American Indian groups in specific Texas Regions. Students will describe ways and identify reasons these groups modified their environment and used the natural resources of their regions to survive. TEKS.b.1.A, TEKS.b.1.B, TEKS.b.1.C, TEKS.b.1.D, TEKS.b.21.A

Week 6: Prehistoric Indians
Students will identify and compare ways of life of American Indian groups in Texas during the Late Prehistoric period. Students will describe ways and identify reasons these groups modified their environment and used the natural resources of their regions to survive. TEKS.b.10.A, TEKS.b.14.A, TEKS.b.1.A, TEKS.b.1.B, TEKS.b.1.C, TEKS.b.1.D, TEKS.b.21.A, TEKS.b.8.A, TEKS.b.9.A, TEKS.b.9.B

Week 7: Historic American Indians
Students will identify and compare ways of life of American Indian groups in specific Texas Regions (Great and Central Plains Groups). Students will describe ways and identify reasons these groups modified their environment and used the natural resources of their regions to survive. TEKS.b.10.A, TEKS.b.14.A, TEKS.b.1.A, TEKS.b.1.B, TEKS.b.1.C, TEKS.b.1.D, TEKS.b.21.A, TEKS.b.8.A, TEKS.b.9.A, TEKS.b.9.B

Week 9: The New World
Students will summarize reasons for European exploration and settlement of the Western Hemisphere. Students will identify the accomplishments and economic motivations of European explorers (Christopher Columbus) and explain the impact of these explorations on the settlement of the Western Hemisphere. TEKS.b.1.B, TEKS.b.21.A, TEKS.b.21.B, TEKS.b.21.C, TEKS.b.22.A, TEKS.b.22.B, TEKS.b.22.C, TEKS.b.22.D, TEKS.b.22.E, TEKS.b.2.A, TEKS.b.2.B

Week 10: Spanish Explorers
Students will summarize reasons for European exploration and settlement of Texas. Students will identify the accomplishments of Spanish explorers in Texas (Alonso Alvarez de Pineda, Cabeza de Vaca, Francisco Coronado, Juan de Onate) and explain the impact of these explorations on the settlement of the Western Hemisphere, especially Texas. TEKS.b.19.C, TEKS.b.21.B, TEKS.b.21.C, TEKS.b.22.A, TEKS.b.22.B, TEKS.b.22.C, TEKS.b.22.D, TEKS.b.22.E, TEKS.b.2.A, TEKS.b.2.B, TEKS.b.2.C, TEKS.b.8.A, TEKS.b.8.B, TEKS.b.8.C

Week 11: La Salle
Students will identify the accomplishments and economic motivations of Rene Robert Cavalier de La Salle. They will learn about La Salle’s ill-fated expeditions to the New World and how his journeys impacted Texas. They will discuss the mistakes made by the explorer and how those mistakes led to a final disaster. TEKS.b.14.B, TEKS.b.19.C, TEKS.b.21.B, TEKS.b.21.C, TEKS.b.22.A, TEKS.b.22.B, TEKS.b.22.C, TEKS.b.22.D, TEKS.b.22.E, TEKS.b.2.A, TEKS.b.2.B, TEKS.b.2.C, TEKS.b.8.A, TEKS.b.8.B, TEKS.b.8.C

Week 12: First Missions in Texas
Students will understand the colonization of Texas by discussing the establishment of Spanish Catholic missions in Texas. They will explain how the missions contributed to the patterns of Texas settlement and will analyze positive and negative consequences of the establishment of missions for American Indians in Texas. TEKS.b.10.A, TEKS.b.14.A, TEKS.b.14.B, TEKS.b.16.A, TEKS.b.19.C, TEKS.b.21.B, TEKS.b.21.C, TEKS.b.22.A, TEKS.b.22.B, TEKS.b.22.C, TEKS.b.22.D, TEKS.b.22.E, TEKS.b.2.A, TEKS.b.2.C, TEKS.b.8.A, TEKS.b.8.B, TEKS.b.8.C, TEKS.b.9.C

Week 13: Mission San Saba
Students will identify the economic motivations and accomplishments of significant empresarios (Moses Austin, Martin de Leon) and explain their impact on the settlement of Texas. They will explain how colonists used their natural resources to meet basic needs and contributed to the economic development and growth of Texas. TEKS.b.10.B, TEKS.b.12.C, TEKS.b.12.F, TEKS.b.14.B, TEKS.b.21.B, TEKS.b.21.C, TEKS.b.22.A, TEKS.b.22.B, TEKS.b.22.C, TEKS.b.22.D, TEKS.b.22.E, TEKS.b.2.A, TEKS.b.2.B, TEKS.b.2.C, TEKS.b.2.D, TEKS.b.8.A, TEKS.b.8.B, TEKS.b.8.C, TEKS.b.9.B

Week 14: Stephen Austin
Students will identify and explain clusters and patterns of settlement as effects of land grants and Anglo colonization. Students will describe locations of cities and explain geographic factors that influenced patterns of settlement by empresarios. TEKS.b.10.B, TEKS.b.12.C, TEKS.b.12.F, TEKS.b.14.B, TEKS.b.15.A, TEKS.b.19.A, TEKS.b.19.B, TEKS.b.19.C, TEKS.b.21.B, TEKS.b.21.C, TEKS.b.22.A, TEKS.b.22.B, TEKS.b.22.C, TEKS.b.22.D, TEKS.b.22.E, TEKS.b.2.B, TEKS.b.2.D, TEKS.b.3.B, TEKS.b.8.A, TEKS.b.8.B, TEKS.b.8.C, TEKS.b.9.B

Week 15: Unrest in Texas
Students will identify the impact of Mexico’s independence from Spain on the events in Texas. Students will analyze the causes and major events which led to the Texas Revolution. They will identify and explain the importance of the Texas Declaration of Independence. TEKS.b.12.F, TEKS.b.14.B, TEKS.b.15.A, TEKS.b.16.D, TEKS.b.21.B, TEKS.b.21.C, TEKS.b.22.A, TEKS.b.22.B, TEKS.b.22.C, TEKS.b.22.D, TEKS.b.22.E, TEKS.b.2.D, TEKS.b.3.A

Week 17: The Alamo
Students will analyze the causes and major events that led to the Texas Revolution (Battle of the Alamo including heroes of the Alamo). They will understand important customs and symbols of Texas such as state song, “Texas, Our Texas,” and the Pledge to the Texas Flag. TEKS.b.15.A, TEKS.b.16.B, TEKS.b.16.C, TEKS.b.16.D, TEKS.b.21.B, TEKS.b.21.C, TEKS.b.22.A, TEKS.b.22.B, TEKS.b.22.C, TEKS.b.22.D, TEKS.b.22.E, TEKS.b.3.A, TEKS.b.3.C

Week 18: Texans Surprise Santa Anna
Students will analyze the major events of the Texas Revolution (Battle of San Jacinto). They will identify the purposes and explain the importance of historic documents and landmarks such as the Texas Constitution, the Treaty of Velasco and the San Jacinto Monument. TEKS.b.15.A, TEKS.b.16.A, TEKS.b.21.B, TEKS.b.21.C, TEKS.b.21.D, TEKS.b.22.A, TEKS.b.22.B, TEKS.b.22.C, TEKS.b.22.D, TEKS.b.22.E, TEKS.b.3.A, TEKS.b.3.C

Week 19: The Republic of Texas
Students will identify the importance of historical figures who modeled active participation in the democratic process (David G. Burnet, Lorenzo de Zavala, Sam Houston). Students will identify leaders and leadership qualities in state and local government leaders of the past and present. TEKS.b.12.C, TEKS.b.17.A, TEKS.b.17.C, TEKS.b.18.A, TEKS.b.18.B, TEKS.b.21.B, TEKS.b.21.C, TEKS.b.22.A, TEKS.b.22.B, TEKS.b.22.C, TEKS.b.22.D, TEKS.b.22.E, TEKS.b.3.B, TEKS.b.3.E

Week 20: Texas is Annexed
Students will explain the events that led to the annexation of Texas to the United States. Students will identify leaders important to Texas as a republic and a state (Sam Houston, Mirabeau Lamar, Anson Jones). The students use geographic tools to collect, analyze, and interpret data (maps of Texas, Mexico, U.S.). TEKS.b.17.C, TEKS.b.18.A, TEKS.b.21.A, TEKS.b.21.B, TEKS.b.21.C, TEKS.b.22.A, TEKS.b.22.B, TEKS.b.22.C, TEKS.b.22.D, TEKS.b.22.E, TEKS.b.3.C, TEKS.b.3.D, TEKS.b.3.E, TEKS.b.4.D

Week 21: Annexation Leads War
Students will explain the impact of the Mexican War on Texas. Students will identify leaders important to the founding of Texas as a state (Sam Houston, Anson Jones). They will apply geographic tools and translate geographic data while comparing maps of Texas and the United States prior to and after the Mexican War. TEKS.b.21.B, TEKS.b.21.C, TEKS.b.22.A, TEKS.b.22.B, TEKS.b.22.C, TEKS.b.22.D, TEKS.b.22.E, TEKS.b.2.D, TEKS.b.2.E, TEKS.b.3.D, TEKS.b.3.E, TEKS.b.6.A, TEKS.b.6.B

Week 22: Texas Joins a Divided Nation
Students will describe Texas’s role in the Civil War and explain the impact of the Civil War on life in Texas. They will explain how people in Texas were earning their living in this era and how geographic factors influenced the economy. Students will describe the effects of Texas’s statehood on American Indians in Texas. TEKS.b.10.B, TEKS.b.11.A, TEKS.b.11.B, TEKS.b.11.C, TEKS.b.12.A, TEKS.b.12.B, TEKS.b.12.C, TEKS.b.21.B, TEKS.b.21.C, TEKS.b.22.A, TEKS.b.22.B, TEKS.b.22.C, TEKS.b.22.D, TEKS.b.22.E, TEKS.b.2.E, TEKS.b.4.A, TEKS.b.4.D, TEKS.b.8.A, TEKS.b.8.B, TEKS.b.9.A

Week 23: A New Era in Texas
Students will describe the impact of post Civil War Reconstruction on Texas. Students will explain how various groups in Texas played a role in the Reconstruction. Students will describe the origins and significance of state celebrations (Juneteenth). TEKS.b.12.A, TEKS.b.12.C, TEKS.b.12.F, TEKS.b.15.A, TEKS.b.16.A, TEKS.b.16.D, TEKS.b.17.A, TEKS.b.19.B, TEKS.b.21.B, TEKS.b.21.C, TEKS.b.21.D, TEKS.b.22.A, TEKS.b.22.B, TEKS.b.22.C, TEKS.b.22.D, TEKS.b.22.E, TEKS.b.4.A

Week 25: The Texas Frontier
Students will explain the growth and development of the cattle industry in Texas and as part of the Texas economy. They will explain ways people adapted to and modified their environments to meet their needs while farming and ranching and analyze the consequences of human modification of the environment (fencing). TEKS.b.11.C, TEKS.b.12.A, TEKS.b.12.B, TEKS.b.13.B, TEKS.b.20.A, TEKS.b.20.B, TEKS.b.21.A, TEKS.b.21.B, TEKS.b.21.C, TEKS.b.22.A, TEKS.b.22.B, TEKS.b.22.C, TEKS.b.22.D, TEKS.b.22.E, TEKS.b.23.A, TEKS.b.4.B, TEKS.b.5.B, TEKS.b.5.C, TEKS.b.9.A, TEKS.b.9.C

Week 26: Railroad Boom
Students will identify the impact of railroads on life in Texas, including changes to cities and major industries. Students will identify the impact of railroads on urbanization and the free enterprise system of Texas. Students will also identify and explain clusters and patterns of settlement due to railroad expansion in the state. TEKS.b.11.A, TEKS.b.11.B, TEKS.b.11.C, TEKS.b.12.A, TEKS.b.12.C, TEKS.b.12.E, TEKS.b.12.F, TEKS.b.13.A, TEKS.b.13.B, TEKS.b.13.C, TEKS.b.20.B, TEKS.b.20.C, TEKS.b.21.B, TEKS.b.21.C, TEKS.b.21.E, TEKS.b.22.A, TEKS.b.22.B, TEKS.b.22.C, TEKS.b.22.D, TEKS.b.22.E, TEKS.b.4.C, TEKS.b.4.D, TEKS.b.5.A, TEKS.b.8.A, TEKS.b.8.C, TEKS.b.9.A

Week 27: Texas Oil
Students will identify the impact of various issues and events on life and the free enterprise system in Texas (discovery of oil and gas). Students will explain how oil and gas discovery led to population growth in certain areas of the state. They will identify famous scientists and their contributions (Patillo Higgins). TEKS.b.11.B, TEKS.b.11.C, TEKS.b.12.A, TEKS.b.12.B, TEKS.b.12.D, TEKS.b.13.A, TEKS.b.13.B, TEKS.b.13.C, TEKS.b.20.A, TEKS.b.20.B, TEKS.b.20.C, TEKS.b.21.B, TEKS.b.21.C, TEKS.b.21.E, TEKS.b.22.A, TEKS.b.22.B, TEKS.b.22.C, TEKS.b.22.D, TEKS.b.22.E, TEKS.b.4.B, TEKS.b.5.A, TEKS.b.5.B, TEKS.b.5.C, TEKS.b.8.B, TEKS.b.8.C, TEKS.b.9.B, TEKS.b.9.C

Week 28: The Early 1900s
Students will identify the impact of technological advances in agriculture, industry, electrical power, manufacturing, communication, etc. on life and how people earn their living in Texas. They will explain the impact of mass production, specialization, division of labor and communication on the Texas economy. TEKS.b.11.B, TEKS.b.11.C, TEKS.b.12.A, TEKS.b.12.D, TEKS.b.12.E, TEKS.b.12.F, TEKS.b.13.A, TEKS.b.13.B, TEKS.b.13.C, TEKS.b.18.B, TEKS.b.20.A, TEKS.b.20.B, TEKS.b.21.B, TEKS.b.21.C, TEKS.b.22.A, TEKS.b.22.B, TEKS.b.22.C, TEKS.b.22.D, TEKS.b.22.E, TEKS.b.4.B, TEKS.b.5.A, TEKS.b.5.B, TEKS.b.8.A, TEKS.b.8.B, TEKS.b.9.A

Week 29: The 20th Century
Students will identify the impact of aerospace and computer technology on life in Texas and predict how future scientific discoveries and technological innovations might affect life in Texas. They will identify the accomplishments of some notable individuals of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. TEKS.b.11.B, TEKS.b.12.A, TEKS.b.12.B, TEKS.b.12.C, TEKS.b.12.E, TEKS.b.12.F, TEKS.b.13.A, TEKS.b.13.B, TEKS.b.17.C, TEKS.b.17.D, TEKS.b.18.A, TEKS.b.19.C, TEKS.b.20.A, TEKS.b.20.C, TEKS.b.21.A, TEKS.b.21.B, TEKS.b.21.C, TEKS.b.21.E, TEKS.b.22.A, TEKS.b.22.B, TEKS.b.22.C, TEKS.b.22.D, TEKS.b.22.E, TEKS.b.4.B, TEKS.b.5.A, TEKS.b.5.B, TEKS.b.8.A, TEKS.b.9.A

Week 30: Texas Cultures
Students will summarize the history of immigration of many cultures to Texas. They will explain geographic reasons for immigration patterns, analyze the economic impact of immigration, and explain how an immigrant becomes a citizen of Texas and the U.S. TEKS.b.10.A, TEKS.b.10.B, TEKS.b.12.A, TEKS.b.12.C, TEKS.b.16.D, TEKS.b.17.B, TEKS.b.19.A, TEKS.b.19.B, TEKS.b.19.C, TEKS.b.21.A, TEKS.b.21.B, TEKS.b.21.C, TEKS.b.21.E, TEKS.b.22.A, TEKS.b.22.B, TEKS.b.22.C, TEKS.b.22.D, TEKS.b.22.E, TEKS.b.8.B

Week 31: Texas Pride
Students will summarize the history, geographic background, economic factors, government development and cultural history of Texas with a review of the six flags that have flown over the state. TEKS.b.10.A, TEKS.b.14.B, TEKS.b.16.A, TEKS.b.16.B, TEKS.b.16.C, TEKS.b.21.B, TEKS.b.21.C, TEKS.b.22.A, TEKS.b.22.B, TEKS.b.22.C, TEKS.b.22.D, TEKS.b.22.E, TEKS.b.2.A, TEKS.b.2.B, TEKS.b.2.C, TEKS.b.2.D, TEKS.b.2.E, TEKS.b.3.B, TEKS.b.4.A, TEKS.b.8.B, TEKS.b.8.C