This lesson introduces students to Texas.
• To be able to list some of Texas? key cities.
To be able to describe Texas? history.
Texas is frequently associated with the image of the cowboy. This is mainly due to the history Texas has of being the center of the American cattle industry. The state bird of Texas is the mockingbird. The state flower is the bluebonnet. The state tree is the pecan tree. In addition, the motto of Texas is friendship. The state abbreviation for Texas is TX.
Due to the large size of Texas and its prairie regions and wide open desert spaces, the phrase ?everything is bigger in Texas? has been often associated with Texas. Also, the phrase ?six flags over Texas? refers to the many countries that have claimed the territory of Texas throughout history.