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Parent Connections for Social Studies - Fourth Grade Semester 2 - Economic Development and Urbanization

Olivia the Oil Well explains the importance of "Texas Tea" on the economy of Texas!

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What is all the fuss about Texas Gold? In the unit of study titled, Economic Development and Urbanization in Texas, students will learn about the impact of the oil industry, urbanization, the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl, and WW II on the development of Texas.

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Students will explain the impact of important people and places such as Pattillo Higgins and Spindletop, to the development of Texas’ industrial society. Students will investigate how technological and agricultural products as well as oil and gas from Texas meet the needs of the United States and the world.

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