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Parent Connections for Social Studies - Seventh Grade Semester 1: Exploration and Early Colonization

Listen as Earl the Explorer Explains Movement and Migration

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What drives people to explore and settle new lands? In this unit, Exploration and Early Colonization of Texas, students will study the travels of the Spanish and French explorers who to Texas. Students will also examine their desire for expansion and search for economic opportunity.

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Students will also learn how the establishment of the Catholic missions towns, and ranches began the process of colonizing Texas.

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