Let's Celebrate Texas: Past - Present - Future / Edition 2

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780937460238
  • Publisher: Hendrick-Long Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 8/28/1986
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 198
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.27 (w) x 11.04 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Table of Contents

I. Images of Texas and Texans
Introduction 1
Texas on Television and in the Movies 3
National Athletic Teams in Texas 6
Tall Tales and Legends of Texas 10
Fiction Written About Texas 13
National Leaders in Texas 16
Texans Who Have Become U.S. Presidents and Vice-Presidents 19
Johnson Space Center 24
Famous People from Texas 28
II. Patriotic Texans
Introduction 32
Honoring Founders of the Texas Republic 34
How Historians Tell Fact from Myth 40
Historic Forts of Texas 44
Patriotic Texans During the Civil War and World War II 49
Texans Support the War Effort at Home 52
III. Living in Our Community
Introduction 57
Local Community Attractions 58
Historical Sites and Markers of Texas 61
Community Architecture 63
Time Capsule 65
Planning for the Future 68
Olden Times in Our Community 73
IV. Living in Texas
Introduction 76
Indians Yesterday and Today 78
Indians in Texas 83
Vacations in Texas 87
Foods of Texas Families 92
Toys and Games 98
Comparing Large Cities in Texas 100
Remembering the Texas Centennial 105
Women of Texas: By Birthplace or by Choice 109
Immigration to Texas 111
Families 115
Regional Nicknames 117
V. Natural Resources
Introduction 119
Water: The Persistent Problem of Texas 120
Community Land Use 123
Mineral Production and Use 124
Texas Energy Sources 128
VI. Texans at Work
Introduction 131
An Economic Profile of Your Community 132
Texas Workers 134
The Cowboy's Work 142
Transportation in Texas: Moving People and Goods 144
Texas Manufacturing Industries 148
Jobs Change 151
VII. Government in Texas
Introduction 153
Why Six Flags Over Texas? 154
Texas Governors 158
Local Government 163
Rights and Responsibilities of Young Texans 167
Appendix A Texas Books for Young People 170
Appendix B Addresses for Materials 176
Appendix C Frequently Used Resources 177
Appendix D Essential Elements Correlates and TAAS Objectives 178
Appendix E Texas Assessment of Academic Skills Social Studies Objectives and Instructional Targets 184
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