Citizenship


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Our content is organized by Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) curriculum standards. Choose an expectation below to view our TSHA resources for each category of TEKS Texas History standards:

  • 7.15 (Statement)

    The student understands the rights and responsibilities of Texas citizens in a democratic society.

    • 7.15A (Expectation)

      Explain rights of Texas citizens.

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    • 7.15B (Expectation)

      Explain civic responsibilities of Texas citizens and the importance of civic participation.

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  • 7.16 (Statement)

    The student understands the importance of the expression of different points of view in a democratic society.

    • 7.16A (Expectation)

      Identify different points of view of political parties and interest groups on important Texas issues, past and present.

    • 7.16B (Expectation)

      Describe the importance of free speech and press in a democratic society.

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  • 7.17 (Statement)

    The student understands the importance of effective leadership in a democratic society.

    • 7.17A (Expectation)

      Identify the leadership qualities of elected and appointed leaders of Texas, past and present, including Texans who have been president of the United States.

    • 7.17B (Expectation)

      Identify the contributions of Texas leaders such as Lawrence Sullivan "Sul" Ross, John Nance Garner ("Cactus Jack"), James A. Baker III, Henry B. González, Kay Bailey Hutchison, Barbara Jordan, Raymond L. Telles, Sam Rayburn, and Raul A. Gonzalez Jr.

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