Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)
TX.113.15. Social Studies, Grade 4
4.3. History. The student understands the importance of the Texas Revolution, the Republic of Texas, and the annexation of Texas to the United States. The student is expected to:
4.3.A. Analyze the causes, major events, and effects of the Texas Revolution, including the Battle of the Alamo, the Texas Declaration of Independence, the Runaway Scrape, and the Battle of San Jacinto.
4.3.B. Summarize the significant contributions of individuals such as Texians William B. Travis, James Bowie, David Crockett, George Childress, and Sidney Sherman; Tejanos Juan Antonio Padilla, Carlos Espalier, Juan N. Seguín, Plácido Benavides, and José Francisco Ruiz; Mexicans Antonio López de Santa Anna and Vicente Filisola; and non-combatants Susanna Dickinson and Enrique Esparza.
4.8. Geography. The student understands the location and patterns of settlement and the geographic factors that influence where people live. The student is expected to:
4.8.A. Identify and explain clusters and patterns of settlement in Texas at different time periods such as prior to the Texas Revolution, after the building of the railroads, and following World War II.
4.12. Economics. The student understands patterns of work and economic activities in Texas. The student is expected to:
4.12.C. Analyze the effects of exploration, immigration, migration, and limited resources on the economic development and growth of Texas.
4.16. Citizenship. The student understands important customs, symbols, and celebrations of Texas. The student is expected to:
4.16.A. Explain the meaning of various patriotic symbols and landmarks of Texas, including the six flags that flew over Texas, the San Jacinto Monument, the Alamo, and various missions.
4.16.D. Describe the origins and significance of state celebrations such as Texas Independence Day and Juneteenth.
4.21. Social studies skills. The student applies critical-thinking skills to organize and use information acquired from a variety of valid sources, including electronic technology. The student is expected to:
4.21.A. Differentiate between, locate, and use valid primary and secondary sources such as computer software; interviews; biographies; oral, print, and visual material; documents; and artifacts to acquire information about the United States and Texas.
4.22. Social studies skills. The student communicates in written, oral, and visual forms. The student is expected to:
4.22.A. Use social studies terminology correctly.