Spring Workshop May 2020

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Reconstruction, Cattle industry, Significant historical individuals and events, Growth of railroads, Agriculture, Farming technology, Cowboys, Cotton farming, Historias Americanas, Oral history, Industrialization, Place Based and Culturally Relevant Pedagogy, TEKS, Railroads


TEKS (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills): The student understands how individuals, events, and issues shaped the history of Texas from Reconstruction through the beginning of the 20th century. The student is expected to: (B)identify significant individuals, events, and issues, including the development of the cattle industry from its Spanish beginnings and the cowboy way of life. (C)identify significant individuals, events, and issues, including the effects of the growth of railroads. (D)explain the political, economic, and social impact of the agricultural industry.

Lesson objective(s): 1. Describe how railroads affected life in rural and urban Texas. 2. Explain how new farming technology helped Texans adapt to life on the frontier. 3. Analyze the effects of the commercial cotton-farming boom and other industries.

Differentiation strategies to meet diverse learner needs: The Teacher will (TTW) use current events, spiral prior knowledge, video clips, and/or alternate assignments. Historias Americanas: Students will create an oral history project using a medium of their choice, such as an article, pamphlet or poster. Place based Pedagogy: Exit Cards- Brief note card reflections turned in at the end of the period.


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