TEKS Expectation 7.11A

7.11A Explain economic factors and the development of major industries that led to the urbanization of Texas such as transportation, oil and gas, and manufacturing.
Belongs to Statement 7.11: The student understands the factors that caused Texas to change from an agrarian to an urban society.

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Teacher & Community Submitted Resources

15 Minute History: Mexican Migration to the U.S.
African American Cowboys
African American Women: Texas African American Women Before and After the Civil War
African Americans
Agnes and Hedwig Lundschen
Agnes OBrien
Agnes OBrien West Residence, 403 E. North Street, Refugio, Texas
Albert Zilians Turko-Russian bathing establishment and barbershop at No. 2 South Alamo Street, San Antonio, Texas
Alex and Tennie Moser Bachman and son Alfred, Clay County, Texas, ca. 1930
Anglo-American Colonization
Austin Treasures-Online Exhibits
Bell Ringer: Border Enforcement and the Origins of Undocumented Immigration
Bound for Texas
Buffalo Soliders on the Frontier
Buffalo Soliders Photo Gallery
Call to Arms: The Texas Land Grant, An Introduction
Castolon: A Meeting Place of Two Cultures
Cattle Drives
Child Labor in America
Comanche Flute Music
Curriculum Guide for Teaching Texas History
De-Mystifying Religion for Classroom Teachers: Teaching About Jews, Judaism, and Religious Diversity
Do you speek cowboy? Interactive Game
E.C. "Teddy Blue" Abbott
Encyclopedia of Texas Jewish Communities
German Music
German Pioneers in Texas; A Brief History of Their Hardships, Struggles and Achievements
Gone to Texas: The Story of the Texas Empresarios (Social Studies, Grade 7)
Guide to Texas Emigrants
Henry B. Gonzales
Henry B. Gonzales
History in Your Own Backyard
History of the German Element in Texas from 1820-1850
How Texans Helped To Win The War (Texas in WWII)
Image Gallery for the Curriculum Guide For Teaching Texas History
Immigration Nation - Interactive Game
Jean Stuntz
John Charles Beales’s Rio Grande Colony: by Edward Ludecus, a German Colonist to Friends in Germany in 1833-1834 ...
Land and Liberty: The Saga of Sam McCulloch
Land Grants
Lawrence T. Jones III Texas Photographs
Lead a Cattle Drive Interactive Game
Life for the Ranchers Wife
Living on a Cotton Farm: Mexican American Life in Texas
Lord of the Plains
Los Tejanos Lesson Plans and Activities
Martin de Leon
Martin de Leon
Memorial and biographical history of Dallas County
Mexican Colonization Laws
Mexican-American Culture
Mexican-American Heritage: Texas Experiences Social Studies, Grade 7
Music and Tall Tails
Palm Valley, TX
Pioneering Principles : Why Character Matters - A History Class from the Texas General Land Office
Pioneering Principles: Why Character Matters
River Crossing Interactive Game
Runaway Slaves
Spanish Missions of Texas
Spanish Missions of Texas Supplemental
Stampede Interactive Game
Stock a Chuck Wagon Interactive Game
Susan Newcomb
Swede Hill, TX
Talk like a Vaquero in English and Spanish
Teaching Outside the Classroom: Growing Texas
Teaching Outside the Classroom: Growing Texas
Test your True Grit
Texas and Pacific Coal Company, Thurber, Erath County
Texas Counties Map with Names
Texas Counties Map without Names
Texas Geology Map
Texas in Conflict, 1900 – 1920
Texas in Transition: Social, Political, and Economic Issues in 1920s Texas
Texas Originals: Billy Lee Brammer
Texas Originals: Carlos E. Castañeda
Texas Originals: Clara Driscoll
Texas Originals: Mary Austin Holley
Texas Outline Map
Texas Ranch House
Texas Rivers Map
Texas, the Home for the Emigrant, from Everywhere
The Civil War on the Texas Home Front
The First Official Permanent Civilian Settlement
The Kishi Farm: Japanese Immigrants to Texas
The Kishi Farm: Japanese Immigrants to Texas
The life of 4 Black Cowboys
The Open Range
The Rio Grande Border Filmography Project
The Story of Texas Edcator Guide: Second Floor - Building the Lone Star Identity
The Vaquero origins of the Texas Cowboy
Willie Nelson and the Austin Music Scene
Willow Creek

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