TEKS Expectation 7.9B

7.9B Explain ways in which geographic factors such as the Galveston Hurricane of 1900, the Dust Bowl, limited water resources, and alternative energy sources have affected the political, economic, and social development of Texas.
Belongs to Statement 7.9: The student understands the effects of the interaction between humans and the environment in 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

Aerial Photograph of the Houston Ship Channel with Major Manmade Features Noted, 1959
Agriculture in Texas
Aldridge Sawmill – The Story in Numbers
Avery Canyon
Big Bend Country
Big Bend National Park
Chisos Mountains
Chronicles of the Big Bend: A Photographic Memoir of Life on the Border
Civil War and Reconstruction
Counties of Texas
Curriculum Guide for Teaching Texas History
Davis Mountains
East Texas
Educational Trunks from the Texas Forestry Museum
Edwards Plateau
El Llano Estacado: Exploration and Imagination on the High Plains of Texas and New Mexico, 1536-1860
Enchanted rock
Environment of Texas
Geography Awareness Week Website
Gone to Texas: The Story of the Texas Empresarios (Social Studies, Grade 7)
Gulf Coast
Gulf of Mexico
Hill Country
Hill Country
History in Your Own Backyard
History Pin Online
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)
La Salle in Texas - Teacher's Guide for the Age of Discovery and Exploration
Lady Bird Johnson
Lady Bird Johnson
Life In An East Texas Forest Games
Llano Estacado
Media in Texas
Mesquite Trees in Texas
Modern Economy of Texas
Natural Regions of Texas Archeology
Notable Earthquakes in Texas
Palo Duro Canyon
Panhandle Plains
Parks and Wildlife Activities and Lesson Plans
Piecing Together History: A Turn-of-the-Century African American Farmstead
Prairies and Lakes
Rio Grande Valley
South Texas Plains
Texas Forest Service
Texas Historic Sites Atlas
Texas Locations Video Category (TAMI)
Texas Maps from TPWD
Texas Originals: Carlos E. Castañeda
Texas Originals: Clara Driscoll
Texas Originals: Mary Austin Holley
Texas Towns Database
Texas: The Lone Star State Today
The Galveston Hurricane of 1900
The National Parks of Texas: In Contact With Beauty
Water Resources
Weather in Texas
Border Land: The Struggle for Texas, 1820-1879

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