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Grades 6-8

Explore Geography and Careers in Geography kit is a digital Story Map of the Department of Geography's Business Card Directory. It includes a downloadable teacher guide.

Local to Global: Geographic Connections This unit has a strong regional focus on Texas and the United States and also includes global extension topics. The content provided within the five geographic modules (Spatial Skills, Physical Systems, Human Systems, Places and Regions, and Environment and Society) includes case studies, state and national standards, embedded media and online resources, lesson planning, and much more.

 

6TH GRADE

CITIZENSHIP

CITIZENSHIP

ECONOMICS

ECONOMICS

GOVERNMENT

GOVERNMENT

HISTORY

HISTORY

TECHNOLOGY

TECHNOLOGY

SKILLS

SKILLS

GEOGRAPHY

Lesson Plan_Wangaris trees of peace (PDF, 716 KB)
SS TEKS 1(15)A, 2(13)D, 6(7)B. In this activity, students will analyze text from "Wangaris' trees of peace". Using this information, students will create maps that depict the cultural behaviors in other parts of the world, through the eyes of a chosen character in the texts.
Lesson_We all went on safari (PDF, 267 KB)
SS TEKS K(11)A, K(12)AB, 1(5)B, 1(15)A, 2(7)D, 3(5)B, 6(4)C
In this activity, students will analyze text from "We all went on safari." Using this information, students will create maps that depict the physical features and animals that inhabit the region, Tanzania.
On-the-Move : Cultural Geography, Toponymy (PDF, 449 KB)

G6, G8: Names have meaning and create order. The student will compare place names as a means of investigating immigration patterns.

7TH GRADE

03 Shapely State Lesson Supporting the GTMTx (PDF, 502 KB)
SS TEKS 4(7)A, SS TEKS 7(9)AB
04 Regions Lesson Supporting the GTMTx (PDF, 485 KB)
SS TEKS 4(7)AB
05 Everything is Big Cities and Population Lesson Supporting the GTMTx (PDF, 617 KB)
SS TEKS 4(6)AB, SS TEKS 7(8)AB, SS TEKS 7(11)C
06 Legend ary Lesson Supporting the GTMTx (PDF, 583 KB)
SS TEKS 3(5), SS TEKS 4(8)C
07 Exploring Trading Lesson Supporting the GTMTx (PDF, 1 MB)
SS TEKS 4(2)BC, SS TEKS 4(8)AC, SS TEKS 7(1)A, SS TEKS 7(8)A, SS TEKS 7(9)AB
08 Creatures Lesson Supporting the GTMTx (PDF, 1 MB)
Sci TEKS 3(9), SS TEKS 4(7)AB
09 Cultural Lesson Supporting the GTMTx (PDF, 2 MB)
SS TEKS 4(19)A, SS TEKS 7(9)B, SS TEKS 7(19)ABC
10 Wet Dry Wild Rivers Lesson Supporting the GTMTx (PDF, 890 KB)
SS TEKS 4(8)C, SS TEKS 7(9)ABC
11 Urban Pop Patterns Lesson Supporting the GTMTx (PDF, 773 KB)
SS TEKS 4(6)B, SS TEKS 4(8)BC, SS TEKS 7(8,9,10)
12 Settlement Lesson Supporting the GTMTx (PDF, 565 KB)
SS TEKS 4(6)AB, SS TEKS 4(8)ABC, SS TEKS 7(11)
13 Treasure Hunt Lesson Supporting the GTMTx (PDF, 576 KB)
SS TEKS 4(21), 4(22), 4(23)
01 LtoGSkills_Lesson_TxIndependenceTrail (PDF, 1 MB)
SS TEKS 4(3)A, 4(6)B, 4(21)B
02 LtoGPlaces_Lesson_TexasPlaces (PDF, 760 KB)
SS TEKS 7(9)A
04 LtoGHuman_Lesson_TxPopulation (PDF, 1 MB)
SS TEKS 4(8)ABC
05 LtoGEnviro_Lesson _PictureAnalysis (PDF, 1 MB)
SS TEKS 4(9)ABC, 7(10)A
The Geographic Influences of Texas Settlement : Migration and Settlement (PDF, 1 MB)

G8: The lesson is an analysis of various maps of Texas between 1821-1861 that will be used to show the settlement and development of Texas by various ethnic groups.

8TH GRADE

04 LtoGHuman_Lesson_FindingOurCapital (PDF, 826 KB)
SS TEKS 5(8)C
On-the-Move : Cultural Geography, Toponymy (PDF, 449 KB)

G6, G8: Names have meaning and create order. The student will compare place names as a means of investigating immigration patterns.

The Geographic Influences of Texas Settlement : Migration and Settlement (PDF, 1 MB)

G8: The lesson is an analysis of various maps of Texas between 1821-1861 that will be used to show the settlement and development of Texas by various ethnic groups.

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