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TEKS for Seventh Grade

Back to the index of the TEKS Curriculum Alignment Tool for Seventh Grade Social Studies.
(7.1) History. The student understands traditional historical points of reference in Texas history.
The student is expected to:Related Handbook of Texas Online articles:
A:identify the major eras in Texas history, describe their defining characteristics, and explain why historians divide the past into eras, including Natural Texas and its People; Age of Contact; Spanish Colonial; Mexican National; Revolution and Republic; Early Statehood; Texas in the Civil War and Reconstruction; Cotton, Cattle, and Railroads; Age of Oil; Texas in the Great Depression and World War II; Civil Rights and Conservatism; and Contemporary Texas;
B: apply absolute and relative chronology through the sequencing of significant individuals, events, and time periods; and
C: explain the significance of the following dates: 1519, mapping of the Texas coast and first mainland Spanish settlement; 1718, founding of San Antonio; 1821, independence from Spain; 1836, Texas independence; 1845, annexation; 1861, Civil War begins; 1876, adoption of current state constitution; and 1901, discovery of oil at Spindletop.

Created by Michel Hinton, Hogg Middle School, Houston ISD, April 2002; modified June 2011.

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