TEKS Expectation 4.4C

4.4C Explain the effects of the railroad industry on life in Texas, including changes to cities and major industries.
Belongs to Statement 4.4: The student understands the political, economic, and social changes in Texas during the last half of the 19th century.

Teacher & Community Submitted Resources

A History of Smith County, Texas
A History of Trinity County Texas, 1827 to 1928
A Memorial and Biographical History of Navarro, Henderson, Anderson, Limestone, Freestone and Leon Counties, Texas
A New History of Texas for Schools -1895
A Southern Community in Crisis: Harrison County, Texas, 1850-1880
A Texas Scrap-Book: Made Up of the History, Biography, and Miscellany of Texas and Its People
A Thumb-nail History of the City of Houston, Texas, from Its Founding in 1836 to the Year 1912
A Wild and Vivid Land: An Illustrated History of the South Texas Border
A Witness to Westward Expansion
Address on the annexation of Texas, and the aspect of slavery in the United States
African American Cowboys
Aldridge Sawmill – The Story in Numbers
Arnie Armadillo and the Texas Heroes - Samuel 'Sam' Houston
Austin Beginnings
Austin Streets
Bet You Didn't Know: Texas
Black Leaders: Texans for Their Times
Buffalo Soliders on the Frontier
Buffalo Soliders Photo Gallery
Cattle Drives
Celebrate Texas 175: Logan Henderson talks about Wild Mustangs
Central Pacific Railroad Photographic History Museum
Civil War and Reconstruction
Comanche Flute Music
Do you speek cowboy? Interactive Game
Documents of Texas History
Donated Maps Help Save Texas History and Illustrate Early American Independence
E.C. "Teddy Blue" Abbott
Early picture of Presidio County courthouse
El Mesquite
El Paso, Before and After the Railroad
Encyclopedia of Western Gunfighters
Famous Gunfighters and Feuds
Fort Worth: A Texas Original!
From San Antonio to the Panhandle: Texas Pioneer Women
Galveston: A History and a Guide
Handbook of African American Texas
Handbook of Texas Online
Hazardous Business: Industry, Regulation, and the Texas Railroad Commission
Historical Map Collection
I Would Rather Sleep In Texas: A History of the Lower Rio Grande Valley and the People of the Santa Anita Land Grant
Introduction to the Tavern Stage of Texas Gunfights
Introduction to the Tavern Stage of Texas Gunfights
Journey through Texas, or, A Saddle-trip on the Southwestern Frontier: with a statistical appendix
Lady Bird Johnson
Lady Bird Johnson
Lead a Cattle Drive Interactive Game
Legends of Texas
Lesson Ideas for A Destined Conflict Lesson Plan
Life for the Ranchers Wife
Lone Star Leadership Academy
Lord of the Plains
Lost Victorian Austin
Manufacturing Industries
Memorial and biographical history of Dallas County
Mexican Americans In Texas History: Selected Essays
Mexican-American Heritage: Texas Experiences Social Studies, Grade 4
Mind Missions - 4th grade workbook
More Famous Gunfights and Locations
Music and Tall Tails
New Texas History Movies
Notable Earthquakes in Texas
Notable Texas Landmarks
Ranching in Texas
River Crossing Interactive Game
Schedule of the Houston and Texas Central Railway, 1879
Sibley in Texas
Slave Narratives Audio Records
Stagecoaching in Texas
Stampede Interactive Game
Susan Newcomb
Talk like a Vaquero in English and Spanish
Tejano Epic: Essays in Honor of Felix D. Almaraz, Jr.
Telling Our Stories: Grayson County Reminiscences: the First 150 years, 1846-1996
Test your True Grit
Texas Digital Newspaper Program
Texas Digital Newspaper Program
Texas Experiences: Mexican-American Heritage
Texas Forts
Texas Originals: Albert Horton Foote Jr.
Texas Originals: Amon G. Carter
Texas Originals: Charles Goodnight
Texas Originals: Dominique and John De Menil
Texas Originals: Edna Ferber
Texas Originals: Ima Hogg
Texas Originals: John Biggers
Texas Originals: Jovita González
Texas Originals: Minnie Fisher Cunningham
Texas Originals: Norris Wright Cuney
Texas Originals: Oveta Culp Hobby
Texas Originals: Sam Houston
Texas Originals: Susanna Dickinson
Texas Pioneer Women: Enterprising Women in the West
Texas Pioneer Women: Legacies
Texas Pioneer Women: Mexican Era
Texas Pioneer Women: Q&A
Texas Pioneer Women: Spanish Era
Texas Pioneer Women: Statehood Era
Texas Ranch House
Texas Slavery Project
Texas Talk with State Historian of Texas Bill O'Neal: Gunslingers in Texas
Texas Talks with Dr. Gregg Cantrell Stephen F. Austin: Empresario of Texas: Full Texas Talk
Texas Talks with the State Historian of Texas Bill O'Neal: Conclusion
Texas Talks with the State Historian of Texas Bill O'Neal: Question and Answers
Texas Talks: The Changing Faces of Fort McKavett
Texas Talks: The Changing Faces of Fort McKavett, Officers Quarters, Part 4
Texas Talks: The Changing Faces of Fort McKavett, Post Headquarters, Part 5
Texas Talks: The Changing Faces of Fort McKavett, The Barracks, Part 2
Texas Talks: The Changing Faces of Fort McKavett, The History of the Fort, Part 1
Texas Talks: The Changing Faces of Fort McKavett, The Support Facilities, Part 3
The Cartwrights of San Augustine: Three Generations of Agricultural Entrepreneurs in Nineteenth-Century Texas
The Civil War on the Texas Home Front
The Encyclopedia of Texas, Volume 1
The Evolution of Firearm Combat from Horseback
The life of 4 Black Cowboys
The Open Range
The Story of Corpus Christi
The Vaquero origins of the Texas Cowboy
Thurber, Texas Coal Town
Timber! - The Texas Lumber Industry
Valor Across The Lone Star: The Congressional Medal of Honor in Frontier Texas
Women and the Rangers: Mothers, Wives & Daughters - Part 1
Women In Early Texas

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