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Lesson Name

After Slavery: Exercising the Rights of Citizenship in 19th-Century Texas


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Subject Area

Texas History and Geography

Grade Range

2 sessions of 45-60 minutes



  • 1A) Identify the major eras in Texas history, including Texas in the Civil War and
  • 5B) Analyze the political, economic, and social effects of the Civil War and
    Reconstruction in Texas.
  • 6B) Identify significant individuals, events, and issues from Reconstruction
    through the beginning of the 20th century, including the development of the cattle


  • 8A) Create and interpret thematic maps, representing various aspects of Texas.
  • 15A) Describe the structure and functions of government at the county level
    Social Studies Skills
  • 21) Apply critical-thinking skills to organize and use information acquired through established research methodologies from a variety of valid sources, including electronic technology.
  • 21A) Use valid primary and secondary sources to acquire information about Texas.
  • 22) The student communicates in written, oral, and visual forms.
  • 23) The student uses problem-solving and decision-making skills, working independently and with others, in a variety of settings.


  • 16B) The student explains and analyzes civic responsibilities of Texas citizens
    and the importance of civic participation.
  • Technology Applications

    • 2) The student acquires, analyzes, and manages content from digital resources.
    • 5) The student practices safe, responsible, legal, and ethical behavior while using technology tools and resources.

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