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TEKS for Seventh Grade

Back to the index of the TEKS Curriculum Alignment Tool for Seventh Grade Social Studies.
(7.2) History. The student understands how individuals, events, and issues through the Mexican National Era shaped the history of Texas..
The student is expected to:Related Handbook of Texas Online articles:
A: compare the cultures of American Indians in Texas prior to European colonization such as Gulf, Plains, Puebloan, and Southeastern;
B: identify important individuals, events, and issues related to European exploration of Texas such as Alonso Álvarez de Pineda, Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca and his writings, the search for gold, and the conflicting territorial claims between France and Spain;
C: identify important events and issues related to European colonization of Texas, including the establishment of Catholic missions, towns, and ranches, and individuals such as Fray Damián Massanet, José de Escandón, Antonio Margil de Jesús, and Francisco Hidalgo;
D: identify the individuals, issues, and events related to Mexico becoming an independent nation and its impact on Texas, including Texas involvement in the fight for independence, José Gutiérrez de Lara, the Battle of Medina, the Mexican federal Constitution of 1824, the merger of Texas and Coahuila as a state, the State Colonization Law of 1825, and slavery;
E: identify the contributions of significant individuals, including Moses Austin, Stephen F. Austin, Erasmo Seguín, Martín De León, and Green DeWitt, during the Mexican settlement of Texas; and
F: contrast Spanish, Mexican, and Anglo purposes for and methods of settlement in Texas.

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

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