Nueva España, Nuevo Santander, España, Spain, Colonial Era, Ranchers, United States, United States--Chisholm Trail, South Texas, Texas--Lower Rio Grande Valley, Cattle, Vecinos, Popladores, Land Grants, Land Charters, Porciónes, South Texas, Seno Mexicano, Historias Americanas
TEKS (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills): (6) Geography. The student understands the types, patterns, and processes of settlement. The student is expected to: (A) locate and describe human and physical features that influence the size and distribution of settlements; and (B) explain the processes that have caused changes in settlement patterns, including urbanization, transportation, access to and availability of resources, and economic activities. (9) Geography. The student understands the concept of region as an area of Earth's surface with related geographic characteristics. The student is expected to: (A) identify physical and/or human factors such as climate, vegetation, language, trade networks, political units, river systems, and religion that constitute a region.
Lesson objective(s): 1. Learner will identify how the Rio Grande Valley grassy plain contributed to the growth of the Cattle Industry. 2. Learner will analyze how the culture of the Vaquero stabilized the development of the cattle industry in the Rio Grande Valley
Differentiation strategies to meet diverse learner needs: Land grant maps that can be colored to show different ranches and photos and drawings of Vaqueros
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Luera, Lauro, "Lesson Plan, World Geography" (2021). Spring Workshop March 2021. 8.