Life in Contemporary Texas, 1st Edition

  • Greg Clinton
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  • ISBN-10: 1477745092
  • ISBN-13: 9781477745090
  • DDC: 976.4
  • Grade Level Range: 3rd Grade - 4th Grade
  • 32 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released February 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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Texas has a cultural identity all its own, and this book introduces readers to the diverse influences that helped shape this identity. Readers explore the ways architecture, food, and even language in Texas are influenced by its close cultural and historical ties to Spain, Mexico, and Native American tribes. They also discover the fascinating stories behind the lives of some of the most important cultural figures to come from this state. Detailed images add another level to readers' understanding, while a helpful glossary, sidebars, and graphic organizers guide them through this exploration of the cultural landscape of Texas.

Features and Benefits

  • Background of State, Activities, Detailed Table of Contents, Glossary, Graphic Organizers, Index, Sidebars, Social Studies Content, Cultural Background , For Further Information Section, Primary Sources, Maps.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Blending Cultures.
2: What's Its Name?.
3: Using the Spanish Language Because.
4: Food in Texas.
5: Hispanic Architecture in Texas.
6: Religion in Texas.
7: Scott Joplin and Ragtime.
8: Texans in The Visual Arts.
9: Roy Bedichek and Texas Education.
10: J. Frank Dobie and Texas Folklore.
11: Walter Prescott Webb and Texas History.
12: Modern Texans in Film And Literature.
13: A Unique Place to Live.
Reader Response Projects.