Students study the history of Texas from early times to the present. Students examine the full scope of Texas history, including the cultures of Native Americans living in Texas prior to European exploration and the eras of mission-building,colonization, revolution, republic, and statehood. Students describe the structure and functions of municipal,county, and state governments, explain the influence of the U.S. Constitution on the Texas Constitution, and examine the rights and responsibilities of Texas citizens. Students use primary and secondary sources to acquire information about Texas.
Pre Ap Social Studies: Students will cover the history of Texas lands from before current Native American History to present day. Students who participate in Advanced Texas History will use creative, logical, and critical thinking; research skills; effective communication; and self-directed learning to produce innovative performances and products that reflect creativity and individuality in an advanced program.Student Text Book Online Edition:
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