TEKS Expectation 4.5A

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.
Belongs to Statement 4.5: The student understands important issues, events, and individuals of the 20th century in Texas.

Teacher & Community Submitted Resources

Title
Anderson County Courthouse
A Battlefield Death, 1944
A Booming Industry: Oil in Texas (4th grade)
A Breed So Rare: The Life of J.R. Parten, Liberal Texas Oil Man, 1896-1992
A Brief Look at African American Soldiers in the Great War
A History of Smith County, Texas
A Journey to the Moon through Texas
A Journey to the Moon through Texas: Texas and the Apollo Program
A New Deal for Texas Parks
A New Deal Parks Cartoon
A Southern Community in Crisis: Harrison County, Texas, 1850-1880
A Wild and Vivid Land: An Illustrated History of the South Texas Border
A Witness to Westward Expansion
Advertisement for the Port of Houston: Nations First Port in Cotton Exports, 1936
Aerial Photograph of the Houston Ship Channel with Major Manmade Features Noted, 1959
Aeronautics and Aerospace Industry
Aerospace Medicine, Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center
After the Great Storm: Galveston's Response to the Hurrican of Sept. 8, 1900
American Prisoners of War: Firsthand Accounts from the Civil War to Vietnam
Andrews County Courthouse
Angelina County Courthouse
Aransas County Courthouse
Archer County Courthouse
Armstrong County Courthouse
Arnie Armadillo and the Texas Heroes - Samuel 'Sam' Houston
Atascosa County Courthouse
Audie Murphy: Death and Legacy
Austin
Austin Beginnings
Austin Streets
Back to Business After Reconstruction
Bailey County Courthouse
Bandera County Courthouse
Bastrop County Courthouse
Battleship Texas
Baylor County Courthouse
Bee County Courthouse
Bexar County Courthouse
Biography of Audie Murphy
Biography: Audie Murphy
Black Gold
Black Leaders: Texans for Their Times
Blanco County Courthouse
Blue Texas: The Making of a Multiracial Democractic Coalition in the Civil Rights Era
Borden County Courthouse
Bosque County Courthouse
Bowie County Courthouse
Brazoria County Courthouse
Brazos County Courthouse
Brewster County Courthouse
Briscoe County Courthouse
Brooks County Courthouse
Brother, Can You Spare a Dime - The Effects of The New Deal on the Great Depression
Brown County Courthouse
Burleson County Courthouse
Burnet County Courthouse
C. F. McCann Photography Collection
C.F. Boulden to A.B. Kelly, April 27, 1946
Caldwell County Courthouse
Calhoun County Courthouse
Callahan County Courthouse
Cameron County Courthouse
Camp County Courthouse
Capitol Views
Carson County Courthouse
Cass County Courthouse
Castro County Courthouse
Chambers County Courthouse
Cherokee County Courthouse
City Lights: Austins Historic Moonlight Towers
Civil-Rights Movement
Civilian Conservation Corps in Texas
Civilian Internment in Crystal City, Texas (4th grade)
Cochran County Courthouse
Coke County Courthouse
Coleman County Courthouse
Collin County Courthouse
Collingsworth County Courthouse
Colorado County Courthouse
Comal County Courthouse
Comanche County Courthouse
Concho County Courthouse
Conquering Polio: A Lecture by David Oshinsky
Cooke County Courthouse
Coryell County Courthouse
Cottle County Courthouse
Cowboy Conservatism
Crane County Courthouse
Crosby County Courthouse
Culberson County Courthouse
Dallam County Courthouse
Dallas
Dallas County Courthouse
Dawson County Courthouse
Deaf Smith County Courthouse
Dell Computer Corporation
Delta County Courthouse
Denton County Courthouse
Depression to Prosperity
DeWitt County Courthouse
Dickens County Courthouse
Dimmit County Courthouse
Documents of Texas History
Documents of Truth: Doris Miller
Donley County Courthouse
Dorie Miller: Above and Beyond the Call of Duty
Doris Miller
Doris Miller - Great Black Hero
Doris Miller - World War II Hero
Doris' Story
Dust Bowl
Duval County Courthouse
Eastland County Courthouse
Ector County Courthouse
Education
Educator Resources: Experience the Bullock Museum—the biggest classroom in Texas.
Edwards County Courthouse
Eisenlohr Letter to Girlfriend, From Rice Institute, Jan. 8, 1916
El Mesquite
El Paso County Courthouse
Electronics Industry
Emergency Confederate Warrant for Removal of Safe Containing Achives, Galveston, Texas, Oct. 6, 1864
Encounter with the Texas Rangers, 1876
Erath County Courthouse
Esther Quan Oral History Interview Recording and Transcript, 2010
Falls County Courthouse
Family Outing in Austin, Texas: The Wong Family and the First Chinese Baby
Fannin County Courthouse
Fayette County Courthouse
Fear, Force, and Leather: The Texas Prison System
Fisher County Courthouse
Floyd County Courthouse
Foard County Courthouse
Fort Bend County Courthouse
Fort Worth: A Texas Original!
Franklin County Courthouse
Freestone County Courthouse
Frio County Courthouse
From Marfa to Mauritania in Forty Years: The McDonald Observatory and the National Science Foundation
From Pioneer Paths to Superhighways
From San Antonio to the Panhandle: Texas Pioneer Women
Full Talk: The 75th Commemoration of Pearl Harbor and the Texas Connection with James D. Hornfischer.
Fundamentalism
Gaines County Courthouse
Galveston County Courthouse
Galveston Hurricane of 1900
Galveston: A History and a Guide
Garza County Courthouse
George on the Lege, Part 1 - Budget Crises: Back to the Future? Texas Budget Crises, Today and Yesterday
Giving as a Hobby: A Family Legacy
Glasscock County Courthouse
Goliad County Courthouse
Gonzales County Courthouse
Gray County Courthouse
Grayson County Courthouse
Great Depression
Gregg County Courthouse
Grimes County Courthouse
Guadalupe County Courthouse
Hale County Courthouse
Hall County Courthouse
Hamilton County Courthouse
Handbook of African American Texas
Handbook of Texas Online
Hansford County Courthouse
Hardeman County Courthouse
Hardin County Courthouse
Harris County Courthouse
Harrison County Courthouse
Hartley County Courthouse
Haskell County Courthouse
Hays County Courthouse
Hazardous Business: Industry, Regulation, and the Texas Railroad Commission
Health and Medicine
Health and Science in Texas
Hemphill County Courthouse
Hidalgo County Courthouse
Hill County Courthouse
Historic County Courthouse Collection
Historical Map Collection
History in Your Own Backyard
History Revealed in a Very Small Place
Hockley County Courthouse
Home is Where the President Is: Lyndon Baines Johnson in Texas
Hood County Courthouse
Hopkins County Courthouse
Houston Arts and Media YouTube Channel
Houston County Courthouse
Howard County Courthouse
Hudspeth County Courthouse
Hunt County Courthouse
Hutchinson County Courthouse
In a life of firsts, Barbara Jordan won a lasting legacy
Interior of John Hallidays Grocery Store.
Irion County Courthouse
Jack County Courthouse
Jackson County Courthouse
James Allred
James D. Hornfischer Texas Talk: Part 1 - 75 Years Later
James D. Hornfischer's Texas Talk: Part 2 -The Mood of America in December 1941
James D. Hornfischer's Texas Talk: Part 3 -The State of the U.S. Military 1941
James D. Hornfischer's Texas Talk: Part 4 -Admiral Chester Nimitz
Jane McCallum: Suffrage Movement
Japanese, German, and Italian American & Enemy Alien Internment
Jasper County Courthouse
Jeff Davis County Courthouse
Jefferson County Courthouse
JFK Assassination Collection at the Texas Archive of the Moving Image
Jim Hogg County Courthouse
Jim Wells County Courthouse
John B. Connally, Jr.
Johnson County Courthouse
Jones County Courthouse
Karnes County Courthouse
Kaufman County Courthouse
Kendall County Courthouse
Kent County Courthouse
Kerr County Courthouse
KHOU TV Collection
Kimble County Courthouse
King County Courthouse
Kinney County Courthouse
Kleberg County Courthouse
Knox County Courthouse
La Salle County Courthouse
Lamar County Courthouse
Lamb County Courthouse
Lampasas County Courthouse
Lavaca County Courthouse
Lee College Oral Histories - The Baytown World War II Collection
Lee County Courthouse
Liberty County Courthouse
Limestone County Courthouse
Lipscomb County Courthouse
Live Oak County Courthouse
Llano County Courthouse
Lone Star Leadership Academy
Loving County Courthouse
Lubbock County Courthouse
Lyndon B Johnson Space Center
Lynn County Courthouse
Madison County Courthouse
Manufacturing Industries
Marion County Courthouse
Martin County Courthouse
Mason County Courthouse
Matagorda County Courthouse
Maverick County Courthouse
McCulloch County Courthouse
McLennan County Courthouse
McMullen County Courthouse
Medina County Courthouse
Menard County Courthouse
Mexican Americans In Texas History: Selected Essays
Midland County Courthouse
Milam County Courthouse
Mills County Courthouse
Mind Missions - 4th grade workbook
Mitchell County Courthouse
Montague County Courthouse
Moore County Courthouse
Morris County Courthouse
Motley County Courthouse
Mount Up! U.S. Cavalry Equipment
Nacogdoches County Courthouse
Natural Disasters
Navarro County Courthouse
New Texas History Movies
Newton County Courthouse
No-Sew Texas Quilt
Nolan County Courthouse
North Texas Masonic Historical Museum And Library
Nueces County Courthouse
Ochiltree County Courthouse
Oil and Gas Industry
Oil Exploration
Old News
Oldham County Courthouse
Oral History Project at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
Orange County Courthouse
Orris Brown Film Collection of 1930s Houston
Oveta Culp Hobby
Oveta Culp Hobby: Colonel, Cabinet Member, Philanthropist
Oveta Culp Hobby: How a Killeen Native Became a National Treasure
Palo Pinto County Courthouse
Panola County Courthouse
Parker County Courthouse
Parmer County Courthouse
Pat Neff and Texas State Parks
Pecos County Courthouse
Photograph of Brown Shipbuilding Company Shipyard, 1944
Photograph of Loading Cotton Aboard Japanese Steamship, Public Wharf 10, Houston, Texas, 1940
Photograph of Ship and Boats in a Channel, Houston, 1948
Pieces of the Past: A History of Austin Television
Political Cartoon on the Cotton Crisis, 1932
Polk County Courthouse
Portraits Of Community: African American Photogrophy in Texas
Potter County Courthouse
Presidio County Courthouse
Preston Earnest Smith
Price Daniel
Progressives and Prohibitionists: Texas Democrats in the Wilson Era
Rains County Courthouse
Randall County Courthouse
Reagan County Courthouse
Real County Courthouse
Red Points and Ration Cards: Life in Austin during World War II
Red River County Courthouse
Reeves County Courthouse
Refugio County Courthouse
Religion
Road, River, and Ol’ Boy Politics: A Texas County’s Path from Farm to Supersuburb
Roberts County Courthouse
Robertson County Courthouse
Rockwall County Courthouse
Ross S. Sterling
Runnels County Courthouse
Rusk County Courthouse
Sabine County Courthouse
San Augustine County Courthouse
San Jacinto County Courthouse
San Patricio County Courthouse
San Saba County Courthouse
Scurry County Courthouse
Shackelford County Courthouse
Shelby County Courthouse
Sherman County Courthouse
Smith County Courthouse
Somervell County Courthouse
Stanley Marcus: Leader, Innovator, Merchant
Starr County Courthouse
Stephens County Courthouse
Sterling County Courthouse
Stonewall County Courthouse
Sutton County Courthouse
Swisher County Courthouse
Tarrant County Courthouse
Taylor County Courthouse
Teacher's Packet: Reenactment of the Golden Spike Ceremony
Teaching with Documents: Photographs of Lewis Hine: Documentation of Child Labor
Teaching with Documents: Political Cartoons Illustrating Progressivism and the Election of 1912
Teaching with Documents: Woman Suffrage and the 19th Amendment
Tejano Epic: Essays in Honor of Felix D. Almaraz, Jr.
Telling Our Stories: Grayson County Reminiscences: the First 150 years, 1846-1996
Terrell County Courthouse
Terry County Courthouse
Texas - The Big State Activity
Texas and Pacific Coal Company, Thurber, Erath County
Texas and Texans During the Vietnam War Years
Texas City Disaster Area, Post-explosion Photographs, 1947
Texas City Disaster Area, Pre-explosion Photographs, 1947
Texas Courthouse Poster
Texas Digital Newspaper Program
Texas Digital Newspaper Program
Texas Forts
Texas Hall of Fame
Texas Historical Markers Lesson Plan
Texas History Coloring Book
Texas History Mini-Qs from The DBQ Project
Texas House Speakers Video Collection
Texas in Conflict, 1900 – 1920
Texas in the 1920s
Texas in Transition: Railroads, Oil, and the Rise of Urban Texas
Texas in Transition: Social, Political, and Economic Issues in 1920s Texas
Texas in World War II
Texas in World War II
Texas in World War II
Texas Instruments
Texas Originals: Albert Horton Foote Jr.
Texas Originals: Amon G. Carter
Texas Originals: Charles Goodnight
Texas Originals: Chester William Nimitz
Texas Originals: Edna Ferber
Texas Originals: Ima Hogg
Texas Originals: J. Mason Brewer
Texas Originals: James Earl Rudder
Texas Originals: Jane Y. McCallum
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: Quanah Parker
Texas Originals: Sam Houston
Texas Originals: Susanna Dickinson
Texas Originals: William "Willie" Morris
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 Since World War II
Texas Slavery Project
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: 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
Texas: The Lone Star State Today
The Commercial Melting Pot - 20th Century Texas Business
The disaster scene at New London, March 18, 1937
The Influenza Pandemic of 1918-1919
The Kishi Farm: Japanese Immigrants to Texas
The Rise and Fall of the Austin Dam
The Santa Rita No. 1 presentation by Cynthia Jordan
The Sky is not the Limit - Aerospace in Texas
The Story of Buffalo Bayou and the Houston Ship Channel, 1926
The Texas Experience: Doris Miller
Throckmorton County Courthouse
Timber! - The Texas Lumber Industry
Titus County Courthouse
Tom Green County Courthouse
Transcontinental Railroad:Teacher's Guide: Suggestions for Active Learning
Travis County Courthouse
Trinity County Courthouse
Tyler County Courthouse
University of Texas at Austin: Physics Department History
Upshur County Courthouse
Upton County Courthouse
Urbanization
Uvalde County Courthouse
Val Verde County Courthouse
Van Zandt County Courthouse
Victoria County Courthouse
Voices for Votes - Suffrage Strategies
Votes for Women! The Womens Suffrage Movement in Texas
Walker County Courthouse
Waller County Courthouse
Ward County Courthouse
Washington County Courthouse
Wea Lee Oral History Interview Recording and Transcript, 2010
Weathering Texas
Webb County Courthouse
Wharton County Courthouse
Wheeler County Courthouse
When Texas Saw Red: The Cold War Experience (Grade 3-5)
Wichita County Courthouse
Wilbarger County Courthouse
Wilbert Lee (Pappy) ODaniel
Wild Life Playlet, March 1929
Willacy County Courthouse
Williamson County Courthouse
Wilson County Courthouse
Winkler County Courthouse
Wise County Courthouse
Women and Education
Women and Texas History: Selected Essays
Women In Early Texas
Wood County Courthouse
World War II
World War II: The Greatest Generation
WWII on the Texas Home Front mobile tour
Yoakum County Courthouse
Young County Courthouse
Zapata County Courthouse
Zavala County Courthouse
East Texas Explorer: Audie Murphy/American Cotton Museum
The East Texas Oil Field

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