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Parent Connections for Social Studies - Seventh Grade Semester 2: Contemporary Texas

Antonia explains why Texas has become an important part of not only the nation, but the world as well!

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How do we define Texas? Through the exploration of Contemporary Texas 1950- Present, students will examine the economic patterns, cultural patterns and changing demographic patterns in present-day Texas. Students will also study the economic boom that defined Texas for the second half of the twentieth century.

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They will explain how the diversity of Texas is reflected in a variety of cultural activities and celebrations. Students will analyze the effects of various scientific discoveries and technological innovations on the development of Texas such as advancements in energy, medicine, technology and aerospace.

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