7th Grade Texas History

U.S. President Report & Tagxedo:

Tagxedo  (Microsoft Silverlight required for this program to work properly)

  • Find a black & white, highly contrasting clipart image of your President.  Make sure that this clipart image is a JPEG or convert to a JPEG using the Paint program. 
  • Go to tagxedo.com and find the CREATE area.  On the left menu in the Create area, Click on SHAPE, click on ADD IMAGE to upload your clipart.jpg
  • On the left menu, click LOAD to add the words that you have selected that describe your President.  Type the words into the Enter Text field and click SUBMIT.  To see a list of good descriptive words for a leader or a U.S. President, click: words to describe a leader.
  • Choose your colors or THEME from the left menu.
  • Print your Presidential Tagxedo image once you have your creation the way that you would like it to appear.  It should be obvious that it is a presidential figure and a good representation of the person that he was.

Learn About Texas:
About Texas (sponsored by the Texas State Library & Archives Commission)
Texas Treasures (sponsored by the Texas State Library & Archives Commission)
Map Collection Search (search historical maps, sponsored by the Texas State Library & Archives Commission)
Online Exhibits (many Texas history topics covered here/sponsored by the Texas State Library & Archives Commission)
Working Texas (sponsored by TexasHistory.com)
Texas History Archives (sponsored by TexasHistory.com)
Links to Other Texas History Sites (sponsored by TexasHistory.com)
Texas Beyond History (sponsored by the University of Texas at Austin)
The Portal to Texas History (sponsored by the University of North Texas)

Texas Immigration

MLA Format Powerpoint (Microsoft PowerPoint)

Example of a Works Cited Page in MLA Format(Microsoft Word)

Past Immigration:

German and Polish Immigration


All immigration groups

Current Immigration:

Galveston Hurricane, 1900:

City of Galveston Official Site

Galveston 1900 on wikipedia

The 1900 Storm

National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Eye Witness to History

Spanish Missions Field Trip:


Texas Independence/Body Biography:

Library Research & Databases (most things found in the Databases are Print Resources--in case you're having a hard time finding your person in a book; And a huge plus is that the databases automatically give you your MLA citation--look for it!)
Mandelas & Texas Indians:


Last Modified on September 23, 2015