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Texas Oil Industry History: Roughnecks and Spindletop Webquest
Students will learn about the Texas oil industry and roughnecks by completing a great internet-based worksheet. The Texas Oil Industry History: Roughnecks and Spindletop Webquest uses a very student friendly website that covers the Texas oil industry from the 1860s to the 1950s. Please check out the website by clicking on the link below:
The following topics are covered in this webquest:
Origins of the Texas Oil Industry
Boomtowns, Wildcatters, and Roughnecks
Impact of the Texas Oil Boom
Timeline of the Texas Oil Industry from the 1860s to modern times
The webquest contains 36 questions and is a great way to introduce or to have your students go into more depth on the history of oil and its role in developing the United States. An answer sheet is included for the teacher. A QR code is included along with the traditional website link. The webquest will take most students at least 25 to 40 minutes to complete depending on age. Feel free to modify this activity if needed to fit the needs of your students.