TEKS Expectation 7.8B

7.8B Locate and compare places of importance in Texas in terms of physical and human characteristics such as major cities, waterways, natural and historic landmarks, political and cultural regions, and local points of interest.
Belongs to Statement 7.8: The student understands the location and characteristics of places and regions of Texas.

Teach this expectation using entries from our Handbook

Our Handbook entries are written by volunteer historians and professionals, reviewed by TSHA staff, vetted by scholars, and approved by the TSHA Chief Historian.

Teacher & Community Submitted Resources

Agriculture in Texas
Calendars in Texas
Census and Census Records
Contours of Discovery: Printed Maps Delineating the Texas and Southwestern Chapters in the Cartographic History of North America
Counties of Texas
Curriculum Guide for Teaching Texas History
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
Donated Maps Help Save Texas History and Illustrate Early American Independence
Ecoregions of Texas
Environment of Texas
Freedom Colonies And Beyond - Life After Slavery
From a Watery Grave: The Discovery and Excavation of La Salle's Shirpwreck, La Belle
From Pioneer Paths to Superhighways
Gone to Texas: The Story of the Texas Empresarios (Social Studies, Grade 7)
Historic Land, Railroad, and County Maps
History in Your Own Backyard
History Pin Online
Houston and Texas Central Railroad, 1876
How did Texas grow one city at a time? Case Study: Austin
How did Texas grow one city at a time? Case Study: Dallas
How did Texas grow one city at a time? Case Study: Fort Worth
How did Texas grow one city at a time? Case Study: Galveston
How did Texas grow one city at a time? Case Study: Houston
How did Texas grow one city at a time? Case Study: San Antonio
How did we get to 254 Counties in Texas?
Image Gallery for the Curriculum Guide For Teaching Texas History
La Frontera Fluida (The Fluid Border)
Life after Slavery: Investigations of an African American Farmstead
Map of the State of Coahuila and Texas, 1836
Mapping Melton
Memorial and biographical history of Dallas County
Mesquite Trees in Texas
Metropolitan Statistical Areas
Mexican-American Heritage: Texas Experiences Social Studies, Grade 7
Minerals in Texas
Piecing Together History: A Turn-of-the-Century African American Farmstead
Population in Texas
Prisoner of War Camps in Texas
Railroad System of Texas, 1887
Ranching in Texas
Recreation in Texas
Schedule of the Houston and Texas Central Railway, 1879
Texas - The Big State Activity
Texas Archeology in the Classroom: A Unit for Teachers
Texas Historic Sites Atlas
Texas History Snippets Interactive Map: Roads and Places of the Texas Revolution
Texas Land Grant Map-1835
Texas Originals: Carlos E. CastaƱeda
Texas Originals: Clara Driscoll
Texas Originals: Mary Austin Holley
Texas Talk
Texas: The Lone Star State Today
Water Resources
Wildlife in Texas
Winds of Change - The Galveston Hurricane of 1900
Winds of Change: The Galveston Hurricane of 1900
Border Land: The Struggle for Texas, 1820-1879

Support these Programs

As a nonprofit, our education programs depend on supporters like you.

Donate today

The Texas Almanac is your premier source for all things Texan since 1857.

photo of texas almanac

Released every two years, the Texas Almanac is your go-to book for maps and data on all 254 Texas counties. Get your copy today .

When you shop at Legacy of Texas , 100% of the profits go straight to us.