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Symbols from Day 1 Texas Symbols Texas is a land of rich history and culture. Its symbols represent a people who are as diverse as the land is vast.

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2 Symbols from

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4 Texas Symbols Texas is a land of rich history and culture. Its symbols represent a people who are as diverse as the land is vast. Enjoy this presentation on Texas symbols!

5 The Cowboy Hat Life on the Open Range Represents the historical importance of the Texas cowboys As popular today as at any point in Texas history

6 The Texas Longhorn Perfect Animal for the State Strong Bold Unique

7 The State Flag Lone Star Symbol of loyalty, independence, bravery, and strength Official flag of the Republic of Texas in 1839

8 The Bluebonnet Blue as Can Be State flower Found along roadsides Looks like a woman’s sunbonnet

9 The Texas Oil Industry Black Gold Lots of wealth from oil Other energy industries follow

10 Texas Symbol Response Choose a symbol below and write about what that symbol means to you.

11 Day 2

12 Texas Regions Texas is divided into 4 regions Gulf Coastal Region Central Plains High Plains Mountains & Basins

13 Create a Texas Regions Map Now create a map of Texas, using your wax paper, showing where the regions are located. Create a labeled map key.

14 Day 3

15 Coastal Region

16 Location of Coastal Region Covers 1/3 of the land of Texas Northeast border is the Sabine River Southeast border is the Gulf of Mexico West border is the Balcones Escarpment

17 Coastal Animals…. Many kinds of animals live in the coastal region… To name a few… –Quail –Hawks –Owls –Hundreds of other birds –Bald eagle –White tail deer –Foxes –Skunks –River otters –Bobcats –Alligators in the marshes!!! Some weigh up to 500 lbs!!!

18 Animals of the Coastal Plains

19 PLANTS The land along the Gulf Coast is very near sea level. It is hard for water to drain off the land, since there is nowhere lower for the water to go. Much of the coast of Texas is made up of marshes----wetlands where a variety of tall grasses grow.

20 Way of life…. The gulf coast is a major center of economic activity. The marshlands provide breeding grounds for ocean life, which make the fish and shrimp businesses very important. The port of Houston is one of the 10 busiest ports in the world.

21 Oil & Gas Along the coastal region you will find many oil rigs that are on-shore and off-shore…. The ocean gives easy access to ship the oil and gas to where it needs to go..

22 Coastal Cities…… Austin Houston Dallas (on the border of Central Plains) San Antonio Texarkana Corpus Christi Brownsville

23 Coastal Climate……. Hot and damp, humid Tornadoes, hurricanes inches of rain per year

24 Central Plains

25 Location of Central Plains The Great Plains include the Llano Estacado, the Panhandle, Edwards Plateau, Toyah Basin and the Llano Uplift. It is border on the east by the Caprock Escarpment in the panhandle and by the Balcones Fault to the southeast. Picture of Edwards Plateau

26 Central Plain - Animals Bobcat White-tailed deer Turkeys Screech Owl Mexican Freetail Bat Cliff Swallow

27 Central Plain - Plants Blue bonnets Indian Paintbrush Texas Oak Trees Mesquite Trees Baldcypress Trees

28 Central Plains Climate Central Texas is shaped by its many rivers and hills. The climate is subtropical. In a single year the region can receive up to 48 inches of rain, and flooding is common near rivers and in low lying areas.

29 Central Plain Cities….. Austin Waco Fredericksburg Llano The Hill Country is a popular name for the area of hills along the Balcones Fault and is a transitional area between the Great Plains and the Gulf Coastal Plains.

30 Location of Central Plains The Great Plains include the Llano Estacado, the Panhandle, Edwards Plateau, Toyah Basin and the Llano Uplift. It is border on the east by the Caprock Escarpment in the panhandle and by the Balcones Fault to the southeast. Picture of Edwards Plateau

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32 High Plains

33 High Plains Cities Amarillo Lubbock Abilene San Angelo Wichita Falls

34 Location of High Plains Northeast Texas The Colorado and Red River border the High Plains. Geographic Features: Rolling grassy lands Thick grasses Cross Timbers area - large areas of hardwood trees Limestone rock Higher elevation because limestone doesn't wear down easily

35 Climate Dry air Tornadoes inches of rain per year

36 Way of Life Farming - fruits, vegetables, watermelons, oats Ranching - cattle, angora goats (mohair) Cedar trees – fence posts Oil and gas

37 Plants Prickly pear Yucca Indian Paintbrush Cactus

38 Animals Pronghorn Prarie Dog Snakes Horny Toad

39 Welcome to the Mountains and Basins!!

40 Location Far west Texas East border near Pecos River South border is the Rio Grande North border is New Mexico

41 Cities El Paso Pecos Kermit & Monahans in Permian Basin area Fort Davis, Marfa, & Alpine in Mountain area

42 Climate Driest part of state 8 inches of rain per year, 20 inches of rain in the mountains Hot days, cool nights

43 Way of Life Ranching - cattle, sheep, goat Farming - cotton, fruits, vegetables, cantaloupes (irrigation in El Paso and Pecos River Valley) Oil and gas - part of Permian Basin

44 Plants IT IS FLAT!!!!! Some sagebrush

45 Animals Javelina Roadrunner Antelope Jack Rabbits Deer Big Horn Sheep

46 Day 5

47 Create a New Map Title Map Key 2 animals for each region (SS pg. 40) 2 resources for each region


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