Texas TEKS Standards
TX.113.19. Social Studies, Grade 7
(7.1) History. The student understands traditional historical points of reference in Texas history. The student is expected to:
7.1 (C) Explain the significance of the following dates: 1519, mapping of the Texas coast and first mainland Spanish settlement; 1718, founding of San Antonio; 1821, independence from Spain; 1836, Texas independence; 1845, annexation; 1861, Civil War begins; 1876, adoption of current state constitution; and 1901, discovery of oil at Spindletop.
(7.21) Social studies skills. The student applies critical-thinking skills to organize and use information acquired through established research methodologies from a variety of valid sources, including electronic technology. The student is expected to:
7.21 (B) Analyze information by sequencing, categorizing, identifying cause-and-effect relationships, comparing, contrasting, finding the main idea, summarizing, making generalizations and predictions, and drawing inferences and conclusions.
7.21 (D) Identify points of view from the historical context surrounding an event and the frame of reference that influenced the participants.
(7.22) Social studies skills. The student communicates in written, oral, and visual forms. The student is expected to:
7.22 (A) Use social studies terminology correctly.
(7.4) History. The student understands how individuals, events, and issues shaped the history of the Republic of Texas and early Texas statehood. The student is expected to:
7.4 (B) Analyze the causes of and events leading to Texas annexation.
7.4 (C) Identify individuals, events, and issues during early Texas statehood, including the U.S.-Mexican War, the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo, population growth, and the Compromise of 1850.