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 (B) Apply absolute and relative chronology through the sequencing of significant individuals, events, and time periods.
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.
(7.11) Geography. The student understands the characteristics, distribution, and migration of population in Texas in the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. The student is expected to:
7.11 (B) Analyze how immigration and migration to Texas in the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries have influenced Texas.
(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 (A) Differentiate between, locate, and use valid primary and secondary sources such as computer software, databases, media and news services, biographies, interviews, and artifacts to acquire information about Texas.
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.
(7.3) History. The student understands how individuals, events, and issues related to the Texas Revolution shaped the history of Texas. The student is expected to:
7.3 (A) Trace the development of events that led to the Texas Revolution, including the Fredonian Rebellion, the Mier y Terán Report, the Law of April 6, 1830, the Turtle Bayou Resolutions, and the arrest of Stephen F. Austin.
7.3 (C) Explain the issues surrounding significant events of the Texas Revolution, including the Battle of Gonzales, William B. Travis's letter ''To the People of Texas and All Americans in the World,'' the siege of the Alamo and all the heroic defenders who gave their lives there, the Constitutional Convention of 1836, Fannin's surrender at Goliad, and the Battle of San Jacinto.
(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.