TEKS Expectation 7.13A

7.13A Identify how the Texas Constitution reflects the principles of limited government, republicanism, checks and balances, federalism, separation of powers, popular sovereignty, and individual rights.
Belongs to Statement 7.13: The student understands the basic principles reflected in the Texas Constitution.

Teach this expectation using entries from our Handbook

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Teacher & Community Submitted Resources

A Booming Industry: Oil in Texas (7th grade)
A Journey to the Moon through Texas: Texas and the Apollo Program
A New Deal for Texas Parks
Aerial view of Bayfront, Corpus Christi, Texas
Aeronautics and Aerospace Industry
Aerospace Medicine, Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center
Agricultural Research
Black Gold
Celebrating Texas
Celebrating Texas
Civilian Conservation Corps in Texas
Construction of Crosbyton-South Plains Railroad, Crosby County, Texas
Curriculum Guide for Teaching Texas History
Dayton history group reviews rice farm consolidation in county
Dell Computer Corporation
Economics presentations
Electronics Industry
Engraving of William L. Moody
Failed Diplomacy: the Zimmermann Telegram
Fate of Spanish Mission Changed Face of West Texas
Hazardous Business: Industry, Regulation, and the Texas Railroad Commission
Image Gallery for the Curriculum Guide For Teaching Texas History
It Was a Boom, Before It Went Bust!
Jo Ann Stiles
Livin’ in High Cotton: Technology and Texas’s King Crop
Lyndon B Johnson Space Center
Mineral Resources and Mining
Minerals in Texas
Oil and Gas Industry
Oil Industry
Out of the Dust: Visions of Dust Bowl History
Pattillo Higgins
Petrochemical Industry
Photograph of Brown Shipbuilding Company Shipyard, 1944
Piecing Together History: A Turn-of-the-Century African American Farmstead
Rails, Hedges and Barbed Wire: The High Cost of Fencing on the Texas Frontier
Robert Yarnall Richie Photograph Collection
She's Blowing a Gusher- By Pump Jack and the Oilers
Stagecoaching in Texas
Texas at War: The Home Front During WWII
Texas Boomtowns: The Impact of Oil Discovery on a Community
Texas Economics - Eras and Individuals
Texas Economics, Politics, and Society
Texas Instruments
Texas Originals: Billy Lee Brammer
Texas Originals: Carlos E. Castañeda
Texas Originals: Clara Driscoll
The Great Depression: The Economics of Survival
The Kishi Farm: Japanese Immigrants to Texas
Timber! - The Texas Lumber Industry
Transportation in Texas
When Cotton Was King; The Economics of the Cotton Industry

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