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This test will cover the following units:
- Native Peoples of Texas
- Age of Contact
These units cover the following information:
Student Objectives –
- I can identify the Natural Texas and its People era.
- I can describe and compare the cultures of American Indians in Texas prior to European exploration.
- I can explain the significance of 1519.
- I can identify important individuals, events, and issues related to European Exploration of Texas.
Big Ideas –
- Location and space influence where people live and how they develop their own culture.
- Territorial expansion is influenced by political, economic and social factors.
- Conflict can lead to change.
Essential Questions –
- How did Native Texans adapt to their location?
- What geographic factors determined how the Native Texans survived?
- How did location influence the development of various Native Texan cultures?
- What makes a culture unique?
- How do cultures spread?
- Why does conflict develop?
- What is the motivation for exploration?
Guiding Questions –
- What are the defining characteristics of the era known as the Age of Contact?
- What were characteristics of American Indian cultures before European colonization, and how were they alike and different?
- How does geography influence the way people live?
- How and why did the first Europeans come to the Americas?
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