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Explorers of Texas


Explorers of Texas is a Social Studies Skill Builder that allows students to learn about the Coronado and de Vacadifferent explorers, such as Columbus, Pineda, Cabeza de Vaca, Coronado, and LaSalle. Working with a partner, students can read about the explorers on a PowerPoint and fill out a chart. When they are finished, students will analyze the explorers by deciding which explorer had the most impact on Texas. For a processing assignment, students will create a human bar graph.