Teach Texas - Farming and Ranching

Many American settlers who first arrived in Texas learned to survive by living off of the land and taking advantage of the rich natural resources the state had to offer. It is no surprise, then, that ranching and farming were two of the most important industries to early Texans, nor that they continued to remain vital to the Texas economy.

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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 Texas Dust Bowl (Gr 4-7)
Students will demonstrate understanding of the impact of the Dust Bowl on the lives, livelihoods...