Texas History students review the different people, themes, festivals, musical stylings, and more of modern Texas by making a collage representing its arts and culture. Students make their collage from 30 items out a list of 57, and they also answer 6 review/opinion questions. The whole project blends academics and creativity and the prep part of this for students could work with a sub. The answers are not included because they are open to student opinion/creativity.
Sample items and questions include:
--Luis Jimenez, Texas Independence Day, Fiesta
--LBJ Day, H.A. McArdle, Georgia O'Keefe
--Rodeo Days, Elisabet Ney, Rolando Hinojosa
--Janis Joplin, J. Frank Dobie, Horton Foole
--Pick an event/person from Texas History lacking a festival/celebration in modern times. Explain what the festival would be called, how it would be celebrated, and why people should attend.
--Explain the importance of folklore in society. Think about life in Texas today and events your generation and the previous 2 have witnessed. What from today might be passed down as history and folklore for future generations to read and learn about?
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Texas History from Secession to the Cold War BUNDLE
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