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Texas Studies Weekly

Texas Fourth Grade Social Studies Standards Coverage


Week 1: Where in the World Are We?–Part One

TEKS.b.6.A, TEKS.b.6.B, TEKS.b.7.A, TEKS.b.8.A, TEKS.b.8.B, TEKS.b.8.C, TEKS.b.9.C, TEKS.b.12.A, TEKS.b.12.B, TEKS.b.12.C

Week 2: Where in the World Are We?–Part Two

TEKS.b.6.B, TEKS.b.7.A, TEKS.b.7.B, TEKS.b.7.C, TEKS.b.8.C, TEKS.b.12.B, TEKS.b.13.B, TEKS.b.15.C, TEKS.b.17.C, TEKS.b.17.E, TEKS.b.20.B

Week 3: We The People–Constitution and Citizenship Day Special Issue

TEKS.b.3.A, TEKS.b.15.A, TEKS.b.15.B, TEKS.b.15.C, TEKS.b.18.A

Week 4: The First People in Texas

TEKS.b.1.A, TEKS.b.1.B, TEKS.b.8.A, TEKS.b.9.A, TEKS.b.10.A

Week 5: American Indian Groups of Texas–Part One

TEKS.b.1.A, TEKS.b.1.B, TEKS.b.1.C, TEKS.b.1.D, TEKS.b.21.A

Week 6: American Indian Groups of Texas–Part Two

TEKS.b.1.A, TEKS.b.1.B, TEKS.b.1.C, TEKS.b.1.D, TEKS.b.8.A, TEKS.b.9.A, TEKS.b.9.B, TEKS.b.10.A, TEKS.b.14.A, TEKS.b.21.A

Week 7: American Indian Groups of Texas–Part Three

TEKS.b.1.A, TEKS.b.1.B, TEKS.b.1.C, TEKS.b.1.D, TEKS.b.8.A, TEKS.b.9.A, TEKS.b.9.B, TEKS.b.10.A, TEKS.b.14.A, TEKS.b.21.A


Week 8: Europe Discovers the “New Land”

TEKS.b.1.B, TEKS.b.2.A, TEKS.b.2.B, TEKS.b.21.A

Week 9: Spanish Explorers Begin Their Quest

TEKS.b.2.A, TEKS.b.2.B, TEKS.b.2.C, TEKS.b.8.A, TEKS.b.8.B, TEKS.b.8.C, TEKS.b.19.C

Week 10: La Salle in Texas

TEKS.b.2.A, TEKS.b.2.B, TEKS.b.2.C, TEKS.b.8.A, TEKS.b.8.B, TEKS.b.8.C, TEKS.b.14.B, TEKS.b.19.C

Week 11: Spanish Colonization Begins with a “Mission”

TEKS.b.2.A, TEKS.b.2.C, TEKS.b.8.A, TEKS.b.8.B, TEKS.b.8.C, TEKS.b.9.C, TEKS.b.10.A, TEKS.b.14.A, TEKS.b.14.B, TEKS.b.16.A, TEKS.b.19.C

Week 12: Anglo-Americans Arrive

TEKS.b.2.A, TEKS.b.2.B, TEKS.b.2.C, TEKS.b.2.D, TEKS.b.8.A, TEKS.b.8.B, TEKS.b.8.C, TEKS.b.9.B, TEKS.b.10.B, TEKS.b.12.C, TEKS.b.12.F, TEKS.b.14.B

Week 13: Anglo-Americans Keep Coming

TEKS.b.2.B, TEKS.b.2.D, TEKS.b.3.B, TEKS.b.8.A, TEKS.b.8.B, TEKS.b.8.C, TEKS.b.9.B, TEKS.b.10.B, TEKS.b.12.C, TEKS.b.12.F, TEKS.b.14.B, TEKS.b.15.A, TEKS.b.19.A, TEKS.b.19.B, TEKS.b.19.C

Week 14: Unrest in Texas

TEKS.b.2.D, TEKS.b.3.A, TEKS.b.12.F, TEKS.b.14.B, TEKS.b.15.A, TEKS.b.16.D


Week 15: Texas Declares Independence

TEKS.b.3.A, TEKS.b.3.C, TEKS.b.15.A, TEKS.b.16.B, TEKS.b.16.C, TEKS.b.16.D

Week 16: The Texans Surprise Santa Anna

TEKS.b.3.A, TEKS.b.3.C, TEKS.b.15.A, TEKS.b.16.A, TEKS.b.21.C, TEKS.b.21.D

Week 17: The Republic of Texas

TEKS.b.18.B, TEKS.b.3.B, TEKS.b.3.E, TEKS.b.12.C, TEKS.b.17.A, TEKS.b.17.C, TEKS.b.18.A

Week 18: Texas is Annexed

TEKS.b.3.C, TEKS.b.3.D, TEKS.b.3.E, TEKS.b.4.D, TEKS.b.17.C, TEKS.b.18.A, TEKS.b.21.A

Week 19: Annexation Leads to the Mexican War

TEKS.b.2.D, TEKS.b.2.E, TEKS.b.3.D, TEKS.b.3.E, TEKS.b.6.A, TEKS.b.6.B

Week 20: Texas Joins a Divided Nation

TEKS.b.2.E, TEKS.b.4.A, TEKS.b.4.D, TEKS.b.8.A, TEKS.b.8.B, TEKS.b.9.A, TEKS.b.10.B, TEKS.b.11.A, TEKS.b.11.B, TEKS.b.11.C, TEKS.b.12.A, TEKS.b.12.B, TEKS.b.12.C, TEKS.b.22.C, TEKS.b.23.B

Week 21: A New Era in Texas

TEKS.b.4.A, TEKS.b.12.A, TEKS.b.12.C, TEKS.b.12.F, TEKS.b.15.A, TEKS.b.16.A, TEKS.b.16.D, TEKS.b.17.A, TEKS.b.19.B, TEKS.b.21.D


Week 22: Farming and Ranching in Texas

TEKS.b.4.B, TEKS.b.5.B, TEKS.b.5.C, TEKS.b.9.A, TEKS.b.9.C, TEKS.b.11.C, TEKS.b.12.A, TEKS.b.12.B, TEKS.b.13.B, TEKS.b.20.A, TEKS.b.20.B, TEKS.b.21.A, TEKS.b.23.A

Week 23: Railroads in Texas

TEKS.b.4.C, TEKS.b.4.D, TEKS.b.5.A, TEKS.b.8.A, TEKS.b.8.C, TEKS.b.9.A, TEKS.b.11.A, TEKS.b.11.B, TEKS.b.11.C, TEKS.b.12.A, TEKS.b.12.C, TEKS.b.12.E, TEKS.b.12.F, TEKS.b.13.A, TEKS.b.13.B, TEKS.b.13.C, TEKS.b.20.B, TEKS.b.20.C

Week 24: Spindletop Blows!

TEKS.b.4.B, TEKS.b.5.A, TEKS.b.5.B, TEKS.b.5.C, TEKS.b.8.B, TEKS.b.8.C, TEKS.b.9.B, TEKS.b.9.C, TEKS.b.11.B, TEKS.b.11.C, TEKS.b.12.A, TEKS.b.12.B, TEKS.b.12.D, TEKS.b.13.A, TEKS.b.13.B, TEKS.b.13.C, TEKS.b.20.A, TEKS.b.20.B, TEKS.b.20.C, TEKS.b.21.E

Week 25: Progress in Texas

TEKS.b.18.B, TEKS.b.4.B, TEKS.b.5.A, TEKS.b.5.B, TEKS.b.8.A, TEKS.b.8.B, TEKS.b.9.A, TEKS.b.11.B, TEKS.b.11.C, TEKS.b.12.A, TEKS.b.12.D, TEKS.b.12.E, TEKS.b.12.F, TEKS.b.13.A, TEKS.b.13.B, TEKS.b.13.C, TEKS.b.20.A, TEKS.b.20.B

Week 26: Texas in the Twentieth Century and Beyond

TEKS.b.4.B, TEKS.b.5.A, TEKS.b.5.B, TEKS.b.8.A, TEKS.b.9.A, TEKS.b.11.B, TEKS.b.12.A, TEKS.b.12.B, TEKS.b.12.C, TEKS.b.12.E, TEKS.b.12.F, TEKS.b.13.A, TEKS.b.13.B, TEKS.b.17.C, TEKS.b.17.D, TEKS.b.18.A, TEKS.b.19.C, TEKS.b.20.A, TEKS.b.20.C, TEKS.b.21.A, TEKS.b.21.E

Week 27: Texas–Many Cultures, One State

TEKS.b.8.B, TEKS.b.10.A, TEKS.b.10.B, TEKS.b.12.A, TEKS.b.12.C, TEKS.b.16.D, TEKS.b.17.B, TEKS.b.19.A, TEKS.b.19.B, TEKS.b.19.C, TEKS.b.21.A

Week 28: Six Flags Over Texas

TEKS.b.2.A, TEKS.b.2.B, TEKS.b.2.C, TEKS.b.2.D, TEKS.b.2.E, TEKS.b.3.B, TEKS.b.4.A, TEKS.b.8.B, TEKS.b.8.C, TEKS.b.10.A, TEKS.b.14.B, TEKS.b.16.A, TEKS.b.16.B, TEKS.b.16.C, TEKS.b.21.B, TEKS.b.21.C, TEKS.b.22.D, TEKS.b.22.E

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