Here's a slide show to help you kick off your Texas unit. It shows 14 different symbols of Texas plus a caption with interesting facts for each symbol.
After viewing this slide show, students make a Texas themed booklet as a teacher directed or independent activity. Student booklet corresponds to each slide's caption. Students fill in the missing words on the booklet's captions by watching the slide show. Clip art is included for students to color and match to the appropriate caption.
Symbols included: Texas flag, Alamo, bluebonnet, mockingbird, Monarch butterfly, chili, sweet onion, longhorn, armadillo, lightning whelk, pecan tree, cowboy boots, and guitar.
Be sure to check out the preview to get a glimpse of all the slides.
Here's some integrated activities to go along with your Texas studies:
To get both the slide show and the integrated unit, you can purchase the Texas Duet bundle at a 20% discounted price.
Texas Duet bundle
If you like the Texas slide show, here's a powerpoint slide show about American symbols to start off your United States unit:
American Symbols slide show and booklet
To get both the slide show and the integrated unit, you can purchase the Stars & Stripes bundle at a 20% discounted price:
Stars & Stripes Bundle of American Symbols unit & slide show
Come back y'all for more fun integrated activities!