TEKS Expectation 7.7A

7.7A Explain how the oil industry led to the industrialization of Texas.
Belongs to Statement 7.7: The student understands how individuals, events, and issues shaped the history of Texas during the late 19th, 20th, and early 21st centuries.

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Teacher & Community Submitted Resources

A Journey to the Moon through Texas
A Journey to the Moon through Texas: Texas and the Apollo Program
Advertisement for the Port of Houston: Nations First Port in Cotton Exports, 1936
Arnie Armadillo and the Texas Heroes - Samuel 'Sam' Houston
Austin Beginnings
Blue Texas: The Making of a Multiracial Democractic Coalition in the Civil Rights Era
Capitol Views
Celebrate Texas 175: Jim Parsons talks about Spindletop
Curriculum Guide for Teaching Texas History
De-Mystifying Religion for Classroom Teachers: Teaching About Jews, Judaism, and Religious Diversity
Did the oil boom bust the environment in Texas?
Handbook of African American Texas
Historical Map Collection
History in Your Own Backyard
Houston Arts and Media YouTube Channel
How did Spindletop spark a Texas industry that impacted the nation?
Image Gallery for the Curriculum Guide For Teaching Texas History
In a life of firsts, Barbara Jordan won a lasting legacy
La Frontera Fluida (The Fluid Border)
Minor League and Black Baseball in Texas
North Texas Masonic Historical Museum And Library
Richard Allen's Oath of Office, April 26, 1870
Texas - The Big State Activity
Texas City Disaster Area, Post-explosion Photographs, 1947
Texas City Disaster Area, Pre-explosion Photographs, 1947
Texas Forts
Texas in Transition: Railroads, Oil, and the Rise of Urban Texas
Texas in Transition: Social, Political, and Economic Issues in 1920s Texas
Texas Originals: Carlos E. Castañeda
Texas Originals: Clara Driscoll
Texas Originals: Mary Austin Holley
Texas Talks with Debra Winegarten: Colonel Oveta Culp Hobby - Part 2
Texas Talks with Debra Winegarten: Colonel Oveta Culp Hobby - Questions and Answers
Texas Talks with Debra Winegarten: Colonel Oveta Culp Hobby Winegarten - Part 3
Texas Women and the National Women’s Conference
The Santa Rita No. 1 presentation by Cynthia Jordan
Was martial law effective in the oil war in Texas?
Border Land: The Struggle for Texas, 1820-1879
The East Texas Oil Field

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