We are studying Texas history in the fourth grade. Students will learn about Texas, way before it become a state, and will learn about it's rich history. Students usually look forward to completing projects and doing computer research to find out more about our great state.
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After our Diarama this upcoming week, we begin studying European explorers and how that changed the lives of the Native Americans forever. http://www.enchantedlearning.com/explorers/1500a.shtml This web site talks about explorers that came to Texas from the 1500's and onward.