Theme Project: Honor Texans (soldiers, freedmen, vaqueros, settlers) for their contributions and sacrifices with a museum.


1.Who Are the People of Texas? As you work through the unit keep track of the different groups of Texans and the places where they live. Try to answer the question, “Who are the people of Texas?” Make notes to help answer the question on the lines below.

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2. Collect Quotations Find quotations in the unit from different Texans. Choose the quotations you want to include in your exhibit -- words that symbolize the Texan spirit or remind us of an event -- and write them on the lines below. Don't forget to write down the name of the person who said the quotation.

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3. Plan Your Exhibit Think about how you want to show and tell about the people of Texas. What kinds of images, words, or objects will you have in your museum? Make a list of items you want to include in your exhibit.

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4. Build Your Exhibit Collect the items you will need for your exhibit. Then decide how you want to arrange the items. You may want to create a large poster on which you can paste the pictures, maps, drawings, etc. You may want to make a tape recording of the quotations or use stencils to add the quotation to the poster. Add a title or hang a banner. Arrange items you don't put on the poster on a table around the poster.

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5. Share Your Work Display your exhibit, along with your classmates', to make a “People of Texas Museum.” Discuss the items in your exhibit with other students.