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Lesson Name

Cabeza de Vaca Meets the Coahuiltecans

 

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Subject Area

Texas History and Geography

Grade Range

4th (Can easily be adapted for 5th, 6th, 7th or 8th grades)

TEKS

Social Studies, 4th Grade

  • 113.6 Social Studies (1A),identify Native-American groups in Texas and the Western Hemisphere before European exploration and describe the regions in which they lived.
  • 113.6 Social Studies (1B),compare the ways of life of Native-American groups in Texas and the Western Hemisphere before European exploration.
  • 113.6 Social Studies (2B),identify the accomplishments of significant explorers such as Cabeza de Vaca; Christopher Columbus; Francisco Coronado; and René Robert Cavelier, Sieur de la Salle and explain their impact on the settlement of Texas.
  • 113.6 Social Studies (7B), describe a variety of regions in Texas and the Western Hemisphere such as landform, climate, and vegetation regions that result from physical characteristics.
  • 113.6 Social Studies (8A), identify clusters of settlement in Texas and explain their distribution.
  • 113.6 Social Studies (8B), explain patterns of settlement at different time periods in Texas.
  • 113.6 Social Studies (10A),explain the economic patterns of various early Native-American groups in Texas and the Western Hemisphere.
  • 113.6 Social Studies (22A), differentiate between, locate, and use primary and secondary sources such as computer software; interviews; biographies; oral, print, and visual material; and artifacts to acquire information about the United States and Texas.

Social Studies, 7th Grade

  • 113.23 Social Studies (1A), identify the major eras in Texas history
  • 113.23 Social Studies (2A), compare the cultures of Native Americans in Texas prior to European colonization
  • 113.23 Social Studies (2B), identify important individuals related to European exploration of Texas
  • 113.23 Social Studies (9C), analyze the effects of physical and human factors such as climate, weather, and landforms on major events in Texas
  • 113.23 Social Studies (10A), identify ways in which Texans have adapted to and modified the environment
  • 113.23 Social Studies (21A), differentiate between, locate, and use primary and secondary sources to acquire information about Texas
  • 113.23 Social Studies (21C), organize and interpret information from reports and maps
  • 113.23 Social Studies (22C), transfer information from one medium to another
  • 113.23 Social Studies (22D), create written, oral, and visual presentations of social studies information

Art, 7th Grade

  • Art 117.35 (1A), illustrate ideas from imagination
  • Art 117.35 (2C), produce drawings using a variety of art materials

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