Teach Texas - Business and Commerce

As the second largest state in the United States, Texas is home to a diverse and developing commercial landscape. Over the last two centuries, Texans have experienced boom and bust cycles in several industries, including: oil, ranching, and aerospace technologies to name a few. 

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Timber! - The Texas Lumber Industry (Gr 4 and 7)
This lesson highlights the work of lumberjacks and millworkers, as well as the benefits of the pa...
Texas in Transition - Social, Political, and Economic Issues in 1920s Texas (Gr 4 and 7)
Students examine the culture and politics in 1920s Texas during a period of rapid development and...
Lesson Plan - Texas at War (Gr 4-7 and 9-12)
Through analysis of primary source archival footage and the creation of a World War II broadside,...
Lesson Plan: The Texas Oil Boom
TAMI presents a new lesson plan in which students will analyze events in the history of the Texas...
Lesson Plan - The Sky is Not the Limit! (Gr 4, 5, and 7)
Using primary source images, video footage and secondary texts, students will create a museum exh...
Lesson Plan - Home on the Range (Gr 4-7)
Using prior knowledge and archival footage, students will analyze the impact of the Cattle indust...
Lesson Plan - Livin' in High Cotton: Technology and Texas's King Crop (Gr 7)
Through the use of primary source video, students will develop an understanding of cotton farming...
Lesson Plan - The Commercial Melting Pot (Gr 4-7)
Students will demonstrate understanding of the impact of the free enterprise system on Texas comm...
Activity - Texas - The Big State (Gr 4 and 7)
This activity familiarizes students with the geography of the state as well as important landmark...
A Journey to the Moon Through Texas (Gr 4 and 7)
Drawing on the films featured in TAMI's web exhibit, "A Journey to the Moon through Texas," this ...
Lesson Plan - A Booming Industry (Gr 7)
Using prior knowledge and archival footage, students will demonstrate understanding of the nature...
Lesson Plan - A Booming Industry (Gr 4-5)
Using prior knowledge and archival footage, students will demonstrate understanding of the nature...