Explore the history and culture of the Lone Star State with this 50-page book and activity bundle. Here’s a look at what’s included:
1) You may know that Stephen F. Austin is considered the Father of Texas, but can you name the Mother of Texas? TEN TEXAS HEROES highlights the early leaders who shaped Texas history, including...
-The Father of Texas, Stephen F. Austin,
-The Mother of Texas, Jane Long,
-Commander of the Alamo, William Barret Travis,
-King of the Wild Frontier, Davy Crockett,
-The Yellow Rose of Texas, Emily West,
-Author of the Constitution, Lorenzo de Zavala,
-The First President, Sam Houston,
-Tejano Activist José Navarro,
-Dallas Bridge-Builder, Sarah Horton Cockrell, and
-The Texas Rangers.
2) The iconic Lone Star flag is recognized throughout the world, and it’s also the oldest flag of all the states; but there were several other designs that the founders of Texas considered. For example, Stephen F. Austin wanted a red, white, and green flag with a Union Jack in the corner. THE STORY BEHIND THE TEXAS FLAG describes flags flown during the war for independence, as well as the flags proposed for the new Republic, including…
-The Come and Take It flag,
-The first Lone Star flag,
-Lorenzo de Zavala’s proposed flag,
-Stephen F. Austin’s proposed flag,
-the first flag of the Republic of Texas, and
-the Lone Star flag
3) Did you know that Texas was part of Spain for almost 300 years or that Cabeza de Vaca was the first European to set foot on Texas soil? THE STORIES BEHIND...THE SIX FLAGS OF TEXAS describes the six national flags that have flown over the Lone Star State with engaging facts about early explorers.
4) Learning Texas state symbols is easy with this set of cross-curricular activities. Here’s what’s included:
-”Every Texan Counts” original close reading poem activity,
-”My Texas Home” original close reading poem activity,
-Longhorn/Quarter horse Venn Diagram with labels,
-Mockingbird puzzle in two levels,
-Mockingbird/Monarch Venn diagram with labels,
-Texas symbols glyph,
-Texas symbols graph, and
-Texas symbols word search
Technical info: The files are in PDF format, combined into a single zip drive. Each resource is illustrated with high-resolution, original images and/or full color photographs.
Preview: Please see the individual titles for previews.
P.S.- Be sure to check my FREE Texas resources, including the TEXAS SYMBOLS POSTER, TEXAS SYMBOLS MATCHING CARDS, DEEP IN THE HEART OF TEXAS GRAPHIC DESIGNS, and THE STORY BEHIND THE GREAT SEAL AND THE FIRST STATE SYMBOL.