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1 Created for Independent Study
We Are Texans Created for Independent Study

2 Where in the world are you?
Click here to find your exact location in this world. Change your map to satellite for more fun! Hybrid will show you street names. Label your home’s locations in your research notebook Street City County State Country Continent Hemisphere Planet STOP Do Not Go On Until Journal Work is Finished

3 Document your sources with the important information in your research notebook.
Website Person interviewed Book Newspaper E-document with Noodle Tools later. Something new! This is an example of the website documentation at Noodle Tools. "Cameron, Texas." Google Maps. Google. 6 Nov      <http://local.google.com>.

4 Sooooo…what is important information?
Let’s look at some examples.

5 Book Web Site Where can other people find this source?
Print You can find this printed book in the library or a bookstore.    Online You can use a Web browser like Internet Explorer to view this book online Elements of the citation Author's Last Name, First Name, Middle Name (or an initial). Title of Book. City of Publication, Publisher's Name, Year of Publication.       Web Site What type of Web page is this? General Web page (no specific category below applies) Personal Home page Home page for a class Home page for an academic department  Elements of the citation Last Name, First Name Middle Name. "Specific Page or Article Title." Title of Entire Web Site.  Date Web Page Was Last Revised. Sponsoring Organization. Date You Viewed It <URL>. Elements of the citation are what students should look for. Give students a handout of citations you expect!

6 Immigrants to America CLICK here NOW! Watch a short clip at Ellis Island. Who came to America? Who came to Texas in the 1700 to early 1900s? Where did they come from? Why did they come here?

7 Most of the first immigrants came by boat
This says, “Most of the first immigrants came by boat.” This does not specify Texas or America. Here is a good spot to talk about coming to Ellis Island or Galveston compared to walking or riding in to Texas.

8 You choose a Texas immigrant country to study!
Decide on one Texas immigrant country you’d like to study. Use your Worldwide Investigation Attachment #1 and fill in sources. Don’t worry about the information just yet! You need to make sure you have a wealth of sources that you can use, before you invest time in researching this country. Use Noodle Tools! Click to view some starting points. When citing sources, use CULTURE, FOLKTALE, etc. in the space of “Specific Page or Article Title.” This will show they have used several sites to find information.

9 Do not go on until #1 is finished
You can start with these sources to find a country, but other sources are available on-line and in text. Bookmark the sites you use, all sources will be documented later in Noodle Tools. Institute of Texan Cultures Texas Handbook STOP Do not go on until #1 is finished

10 Where in the world are you when you are in your immigrant country?
Label your immigrant country’s locations in your research notebook Planet Hemisphere Continent Country State County City Neighborhood Street Click here to find your exact location in this world. Change your map to satellite for more fun! Hybrid will show you street names. Notice the locations are opposite to their real life world. Students can create the places they cannot find i.e. neighborhood or streets. Counties are not easy to find in other countries. STOP Do Not Go On Until Journal Work Is Finished

11 Think of 3 – 5 questions to explore.
Why did this immigrant group leave its home country? In what part(s) of Texas did the immigrants settle? What was life like for them in the new country? What were similarities and differences in their old and new ways of life? What contributions did the group make to Texas? Tell the teacher, tell a friend, tell the group as a discussion, the teacher decides what the kids need at this point. They need to talk about what they are thinking. More historical reinforcement may be needed. Tell what you think are the answers.

12 Time to write your research proposal
What group have you chosen to study? What are questions you want to explore? List resources you need to find the answers to the questions. Make an appointment with the teacher for your one-on-one session.

13 Now comes the fun part! Type your biography in Word.
Create a fictional character from your immigrant country. Must be the same gender and age as you Create a name, family, and a background Type your biography in Word.

14 How did you get to Texas?

15 Immigration Route Did you to travel by ship?
Find the route you would take to reach America. Draw an example in your journal of the route you would take to America.

16 Find a ship to travel the seas…
The Ship List Immigrant Ships Check the ship’s port of departure (your immigrant country) Check the ship’s destination (to America) Good time to talk about ship’s manifest. Copy a manifest and add their fictional character.

17 Pretend you are the fictional immigrant who moved to Texas.
Journal Entry #1 Type in Word or write in your immigrant journal. Dear Journal… Pretend you are the fictional immigrant who moved to Texas. Introduce yourself: What is your name? Where did you come from? What mode of transportation did you use? What did you bring with you? In what part of Texas did you settle? Save as JOURNAL 1

18 Listen to a story about Pecos Bill Read a Texas folklore
Read an American folktale Teacher should have a selection of Texas folklore (folktales) to read for comparing/contrasting.

19 After investigating Texas folklore, write in your research notebook what you learned about Texan values and beliefs. Investigate folklore from your immigrant country. Group discussion about values and beliefs.

20 After reading some of your country’s folklore
Write in your research notebook what you learned about the values and beliefs of your immigrant’s country

21 Journal Entry #2 Type in Word or write in your immigrant journal Dear Journal…
Based on the folktales you read, compare two characters’ values and beliefs. How are they similar and different? How did these similarities and differences impact your decision to move to Texas and your life once you arrived in Texas?

22 What artifact could you use in your museum display based on your study of folklore?
Draw an idea in your research notebook.

23 Describe each in your research notebook
Texas Art Music Theatre Dance Immigrant Country Art Music Theatre Dance

24 Did you leave any behind?
Journal Entry #3 Type in Word or write in your immigrant journal. Dear Journal… What are the connections between the cultures of Texas and your home country? Did you bring any cultural traditions from your home country with you to Texas? Did you leave any behind?

25 What artifact could you use in your museum display based on your study of culture?
Draw an idea in your research notebook.

26 Past, Present, Future In your research notebook
Describe the weather of Texas Is it changing? How will it impact the future of Texas? Describe the food of Texas Have eating patterns changed? If so, how? How will eating patterns impact the future of Texas? This is hard! We did the Texas section as a group and each student required more teacher help for their country.

27 Past, Present, Future In your research notebook
Describe the weather of your immigrant country Is it changing? How will it impact the future of your country? Describe the food of your immigrant country Have eating patterns changed? If so, how? How will eating patterns impact the future of your country?

28 Clothing Describe the clothing of your immigrant country.
Have the patterns changed? If so, how? How will they change in the future? Describe the clothing of Texas. Have the patterns changed? If so, how? How will they change in the future?

29 Shelter How has shelter changed in your country? How is it changing?
How will it change in the future? How has shelter changed in Texas? How is it changing? How will it change in the future?

30 Journal Entry #4 Type in Word or write in your immigrant journal
Journal Entry #4 Type in Word or write in your immigrant journal. Dear Journal… How is your everyday life in Texas different from the way it was in your home country? What do you like more? What do you miss?

31 Based on your study of what your country is like and how it has changed, what could you use as an artifact in your museum display? Draw an idea in your research notebook.

32 Geography Texas Your Country Landforms Geographic Regions
Natural Resources How did geography influence the settlement of Texas? Consider both historic and modern settlement. Your Country Landforms Geographic Regions Natural Resources How did geography influence the settlement of this country? Consider both historic and modern settlement.

33 What was similar to and different from the land you came from?
Journal Entry #5 Type in Word or write in your immigrant journal. Dear Journal… When you arrived in Texas, what surprised you about the land and its resources? What was similar to and different from the land you came from?

34 Based on your study of geography, what could you used as an artifact in your museum?
Draw the idea in your research notebook.

35 What are the major industries and job types in Texas?
What is the monetary unit? What are the major industries and job types in your country? What is the monetary unit?

36 What kinds of jobs are most common in Texas and in your home country?
Journal Entry #6 Type in Word or write in your immigrant journal. Dear Journal… What kinds of jobs are most common in Texas and in your home country? Are there similarities and/or differences? Write about the differences in types of money and the exchange rate.

37 Based on your study of the economy, what could you use as an artifact in your museum?
Draw an idea in your research notebook.

38 Government Describe the government/political system of Texas.
How is it changing? How will it change in the future? Describe the government/political system of your country. How is it changing? How will it change in the future?

39 Education Describe education in Texas.
How is it changing? How will it change in the future? Describe education in your country. How is it changing? How will it change in the future?

40 Recreation List recreation activities in Texas.
How is it changing? How will it change in the future? List recreation activities in your country. How is it changing? How will it change in the future? Recreation

41 Religion Describe the religious beliefs of Texans.
How are they changing? How will they impact the future of Texas? Describe the religious beliefs of your country. How are they changing? How will they impact the future of your country?

42 What will Texas be like in fifty years?
Journal Entry #7 Type in Word or write in your immigrant journal. Dear Journal… What will Texas be like in fifty years? What will your home country be like? What will future generations of your family say about your immigration from your home country?

43 What could you use as an artifact in your museum display based on your study of what the country is like and how it has changed? Draw an example in your research notebook.

44 Population In Texas In Texas In Texas What is the current population?
What population subgroups were you able to identify in your data search? (For instance, females are 50.4% of the population in Texas, and males are 49.6%) Age: Race: Household Income: Other interesting stuff:

45 Population In Your Immigrant Country In Your Immigrant Country
What is the current population? What population subgroups were you able to identify in your data search? (For instance, females are 50.4% of the population in Texas, and males are 49.6%) Age: Race: Household Income: Other interesting stuff:

46 Where do most people live in Texas? Why?
Journal Entry #8 Type in Word or write in your immigrant journal. Dear Journal… Where do most people live in Texas? Why? Where do most people live in your immigrant country? Why? How are Texas and your home country similar and different from one another in terms of population centers? What kind of area (e.g. urban, suburban, rural) do you live in? How does that affect your life?

47 Based on your study of population, what could you use as an artifact for your museum display?
Draw an example.

48 Virtual Museums Museums in the USA Museums in Texas
Virtual Museums in Other Countries Texas Beyond History

49 Sources http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online


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