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Social Studies Lesson Plan

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S: Ms.Cruz's 4th Grade Class

FC: Texas Political Leaders Scavenger Hunt!

1: The Hunt Instructions: | Each page in this book contains a person who played a major role in Texas's democratic process. You will research the person by using the two websites or books provided. After you do a bit of research you will have questions you will have to answer to cover what you have learned about the person. Good Luck!

2: Sam Houston | 1793-1863 | Sam Houston served as the first president of the Republic of Texas in 1836.

3: In your Social Studies journal answer the following questions in complete sentences. 1. What war started Sam Houston's career as a politician? 2. What government positions did Sam Houston hold in Texas and other states? 3. Which American Indian tribe's did Sam Houston live with? 4. Name two interesting facts about Sam Houston. You may use ONLY the following resources: http://www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/people/d_h/houston.htm http://samhouston.org/ Retreat to Glory: The Story of Sam Houston by: Jean Latham Make Way for Sam Houston by: Jean Fritz

4: Barbara Jordan | 1936-1996 | Barbara Jordan was the first African-American woman to become a Texas Senator.

5: In your Social Studies journal answer the following questions in complete sentences. 1. Barbara Jordan was the first for many. Another than being the 1st African-American woman elected in the Texas Senate; what other accomplishments were firsts as well? 2. Barbara Jordan was involved in many hearings. which hearings is she most known for? 3. What government positions did Barbara Jordan hold during her political career? 4 Name two interesting facts about Barbara Jordan? You may ONLY use the following resources: http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=J000266 http://www.avoiceonline.org/cbcwomen/jordan.html

6: Sam Rayburn | 1882-1961 | Sam Rayburn served 48 years 8 months in the House of Representatives.

7: In your Social Studies journal answer the following questions in complete sentences. 1. what government positions did Sam Rayburn hold during his political career? @2. Name a couple of landmarks named after Sam Rayburn. 3. Sam Rayburn had a very long political career. Can you name the presidents he worked under? 4. Name one interesting fact about Sam Rayburn. You may ONLY use the following resources: http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=R000082 http://www.famoustexans.com/samrayburn.htm

8: Ann Richards | Ann Richards was the 2nd female to serve as a Texas Governor.

9: In your Social Studies journal answer the following questions in complete sentences. 1. Before becoming involved in politics, Ann Richards was a............. and taught..............? 2. Ann Richards ran for re-election in 1994, who defeated her in the Governor race? 3. What government positions did Ann Richards hold during her political career? 4. Name one interesting fact about Ann Richards? You may ONLY use the following resources: http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/governors/modern/page3.html http://www.laits.utexas.edu/txp_media/html/exec/governors/31.html

10: Almost Done!!! | Answer the following questions in your Social Studies Journal.

11: Who is the current Governor of Texas? How long has this person been serving our state? Go to the following website to find your answer: http://governor.state.tx.us/about/

13: Who is the Mayor of Dallas? How long has this person been in office? Go to the following website to find your answer: http://dallascityhall.com/government/mayor/mayor.html

15: Who are our Texas Senators? Go to the following website to find your answer: http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm?State=TX

19: Bonus: Can you name a Texan President?

20: ALL DONE! Make sure to check all questions are answered in your journal! Turn in your journals in the "Assignments Due" box. Thank you!

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