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Statement Description
7.1 The student understands traditional historical points of reference in Texas history.
4.1 The student understands the origins, similarities, and differences of American Indian groups in Texas before European exploration.
7.2 The student understands how individuals, events, and issues through the Mexican National Era shaped the history of Texas.
4.2 The student understands the causes and effects of European exploration and colonization of Texas.
7.3 The student understands how individuals, events, and issues related to the Texas Revolution shaped the history of Texas.
4.3 The student understands the importance of the Texas Revolution, the Republic of Texas, and the annexation of Texas to the United States.
7.4 The student understands how individuals, events, and issues shaped the history of the Republic of Texas and early Texas statehood.
4.4 The student understands the political, economic, and social changes in Texas during the last half of the 19th century.
7.5 The student understands how events and issues shaped the history of Texas during the Civil War and Reconstruction.
4.5 The student understands important issues, events, and individuals of the 20th century in Texas.
7.6 The student understands how individuals, events, and issues shaped the history of Texas from Reconstruction through the beginning of the 20th century.
4.6 The student understands the concept of regions.
7.7 The student understands how individuals, events, and issues shaped the history of Texas during the late 19th, 20th, and early 21st centuries.
4.7 The student understands the location and patterns of settlement and the geographic factors that influence where people live.
7.8 The student understands the location and characteristics of places and regions of Texas.
4.8 The student understands how people adapt to and modify their environment.
7.9 The student understands the effects of the interaction between humans and the environment in Texas.
4.9 The student understands the basic economic activities of early societies in Texas.
7.10 The student understands the characteristics, distribution, and migration of population in Texas in the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries.
4.10 The student understands the characteristics and benefits of the free enterprise system in Texas.
7.11 The student understands the factors that caused Texas to change from an agrarian to an urban society.
4.11 The student understands patterns of work and economic activities in Texas.
7.12 The student understands the interdependence of the Texas economy with the United States and the world.
4.12 The student understands how people organized governments in different ways during the early development of Texas.
7.13 The student understands the basic principles reflected in the Texas Constitution.
4.13 The student understands important ideas in historical documents of Texas and the United States.
7.14 The student understands the structure and functions of government created by the Texas Constitution.
4.14 The student understands important customs, symbols, and celebrations of Texas.
7.15 The student understands the rights and responsibilities of Texas citizens in a democratic society.
4.15 The student understands the importance of active individual participation in the democratic process.
7.16 The student understands the importance of the expression of different points of view in a democratic society.
4.16 The student understands the importance of effective leadership in a constitutional republic.
7.17 The student understands the importance of effective leadership in a democratic society.
4.17 The student understands the contributions of people of various racial, ethnic, and religious groups to Texas culture.
7.18 The student understands the concept of diversity within unity in Texas.
4.18 The student understands the impact of science and technology on life in Texas.
7.19 The student understands the impact of scientific discoveries and technological innovations on the political, economic, and social development of Texas.
4.19 The student applies critical-thinking skills to organize and use information acquired from a variety of valid sources, including technology.
7.20 The student applies critical-thinking skills to organize and use information acquired through established research methodologies from a variety of valid sources, including technology.
4.20 The student uses geographic tools to collect, analyze, and interpret data.
7.21 The student uses geographic tools to collect, analyze, and interpret data.
4.21 The student communicates in written, oral, and visual forms.
7.22 The student communicates in written, oral, and visual forms.
4.22 The student uses problem-solving and decision-making skills, working independently and with others.
7.23 The student uses problem-solving and decision-making skills, working independently and with others.