History TEKS for 4th Grade

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4.1 The student understands the origins, similarities, and differences of American Indian groups in Texas before European exploration.
  • 4.1A Explain the possible origins of American Indian groups in Texas. 43 resource(s) found
  • 4.1B Identify and compare the ways of life of American Indian groups in Texas before European exploration such as the Lipan Apaches, Karankawas, Caddos, and Jumanos. 144 resource(s) found
  • 4.1C Describe the cultural regions in which American Indians lived such as Gulf, Plains, Puebloan, and Southeastern. 39 resource(s) found
  • 4.1D Locate American Indian groups remaining in Texas such as the Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo, Alabama-Coushatta, and Kickapoo. 63 resource(s) found
4.2 The student understands the causes and effects of European exploration and colonization of Texas.
  • 4.2A Summarize motivations for European exploration and settlement of Texas, including economic opportunity, competition and the desire for expansion. 143 resource(s) found
  • 4.2B Identify the accomplishments and explain the impact of significant explorers, including Cabeza de Vaca; Francisco Coronado; and René Robert Cavelier, Sieur de la Salle, on the settlement of Texas. 169 resource(s) found
  • 4.2C Explain when, where, and why the Spanish established settlements and Catholic missions in Texas as well as important individuals. 172 resource(s) found
  • 4.2D Identify Texas' role in the Mexican War of Independence and the war's impact on the development of Texas; and 231 resource(s) found
  • 4.2E Identify the accomplishments and explain the economic motivations and impact of significant empresarios, including Stephen F. Austin and Martín de León, on the settlement of Texas. 247 resource(s) found
4.3 The student understands the importance of the Texas Revolution, the Republic of Texas, and the annexation of Texas to the United States.
  • 4.3A Analyze the causes, major events, and effects of the Texas Revolution, including the Battle of the Alamo, the Texas Declaration of Independence, the Runaway Scrape, and the Battle of San Jacinto. 248 resource(s) found
  • 4.3B Summarize the significant contributions of individuals such as William B. Travis, James Bowie, David Crockett, Juan N. Seguín, Plácido Benavides, Jose Francisco Ruiz, Antonio López de Santa Anna, Susanna Dickinson and Enrique Esparza. 112 resource(s) found
  • 4.3C Identify leaders important to the founding of Texas as a republic and state, including José Antonio Navarro, Sam Houston, Mirabeau Lamar, and Anson Jones. 168 resource(s) found
  • 4.3D Describe the successes, problems, and organizations of the Republic of Texas such as the establishment of a constitution, economic struggles, relations with American Indians, and the Texas Rangers. 183 resource(s) found
  • 4.3E Explain the events that led to the annexation of Texas to the United States and the impact of the U.S.-Mexican War. 182 resource(s) found
4.4 The student understands the political, economic, and social changes in Texas during the last half of the 19th century.
  • 4.4A Describe the impact of the Civil War and Reconstruction on Texas. 188 resource(s) found
  • 4.4B Explain the growth, development, and impact of the cattle industry, including contributions made by Charles Goodnight, Richard King, and Lizzie Johnson. 122 resource(s) found
  • 4.4C Explain the effects of the railroad industry on life in Texas, including changes to cities and major industries. 128 resource(s) found
  • 4.4D Explain the effects on American Indian life brought about by the Red River War, building of U.S. forts and railroads, and loss of buffalo. 113 resource(s) found
4.5 The student understands important issues, events, and individuals of the 20th century in Texas.
  • 4.5A Explain the impact of various events on life in Texas such as the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl, and World War II and notable individuals such as Audie Murphy, Cleto Rodríguez, and Bessie Coleman and other local individuals. 462 resource(s) found
  • 4.5B Explain the development and impact of the oil and gas industry on industrialization and urbanization in Texas, including Spindletop and important people such as Pattillo Higgins. 72 resource(s) found

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