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Test – (7th) TX History

October 19, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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This test will cover the following unit:

  • Government

This unit covers the following information:

Student Objectives –

  • Students will be able to explain principles of government reflected in the Texas Constitution.
  • Students will be able to explain the structure and function of government outlined in the Texas Constitution.
  • Students will be able to explain the rights and responsibilities of citizens of Texas, the different point of view, and effective leadership in a democratic society.

Big Ideas –

  • Governments exist to provide order and services to a nation.
  • A democracy is a form of government that represents the people, protects rights, and helps determine the common good.

Essential Questions –

  • How do governments get and use power?
  • What does it mean to live in a democracy?
  • How is a government useful to its citizens?
  • Why do we have laws?

Guiding Questions –

  • What basic principles are included in the Texas Constitution?
  • What is the structure and functions of the Texas government?
  • How does the state government pay for the services it provides?
  • What are the types of local government?
  • What are the responsibilities of a citizen?

TEKS covered –

7th grade information begins on page 7pdf
7.14 A 7.14 B 7.15 A 7.15 B
7.15 C 7.16 A 7.16 B 7.17 A
7.17 B


October 19, 2018
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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