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My Pledge to Texas ©2012, TESCCC Grade 4 Unit 12, Lesson 1
"Honor the Texas flag; I pledge allegiance to thee, Texas, one state under God, one and indivisible." Texas Pledge
Turn to your “Texas Talking Partner” and list three ways citizens can participate in local government events and issues? Turn to your “Texas Talking Partner” and list three ways citizens can participate in local government events and issues? Responses? Responses? How can we participate in civic affairs at the local level? (events and activities that help the local community) ©2012, TESCCC
Ideas: Hold locally elected public officials to their word Hold locally elected public officials to their word Help preserve local historic sites Help preserve local historic sites Volunteer at non-profit organizations Volunteer at non-profit organizations Walk dogs at the local humane society Walk dogs at the local humane society Help with scouts or local athletic events for young students Help with scouts or local athletic events for young students Donate food to your local food bank Donate food to your local food bank ©2012, TESCCC
Turn to your “Texas Talking Partner” and list three ways citizens can participate in state government events and issues? Turn to your “Texas Talking Partner” and list three ways citizens can participate in state government events and issues? Responses? Responses? How can we participate in civic affairs at the state level? (events and activities that help the community) ©2012, TESCCC
Ideas: Hold state elected public officials to their word Hold state elected public officials to their word Help preserve state historic sites Help preserve state historic sites Campaign for your chosen candidate Campaign for your chosen candidate Volunteer to assist with state elections Volunteer to assist with state elections ©2012, TESCCC
Can you name examples of people who have demonstrated this type of involvement? ©2012, TESCCC
Adina de Zavala Grand-daughter of Lorenzo de Zavala Grand-daughter of Lorenzo de Zavala Suggested schools be named after Texas heroes Suggested schools be named after Texas heroes Helped to mark almost 40 major sites as historically significant Helped to mark almost 40 major sites as historically significant Teacher Teacher Worked at preserving historical places in Texas Worked at preserving historical places in Texas Barricaded herself in the Alamo to save it from being torn down Barricaded herself in the Alamo to save it from being torn down ©2012, TESCCC
Clara Driscoll Businesswoman Businesswoman Donated and raised money to save the Alamo from destruction Donated and raised money to save the Alamo from destruction Known as the “Savior of the Alamo” Known as the “Savior of the Alamo” ©2012, TESCCC
Sam Houston Lawyer Lawyer First President of Republic of Texas First President of Republic of Texas Texas Governor Texas Governor U.S. Senator U.S. Senator Pledged to keep Texas part of the United States Pledged to keep Texas part of the United States ©2012, TESCCC
Barbara Jordan Lawyer Lawyer Helped Texans register to vote Helped Texans register to vote Texas State Senator Texas State Senator First African-American women to serve in the U.S. Representatives First African-American women to serve in the U.S. Representatives Taught at the University of Texas Taught at the University of Texas ©2012, TESCCC
Lorenzo de Zavala Active in the Texas independence movement Active in the Texas independence movement Helped write and signed the Texas Declaration of Independence Helped write and signed the Texas Declaration of Independence Vice President of the Republic of Texas Vice President of the Republic of Texas Helped design the Texas Flag Helped design the Texas Flag ©2012, TESCCC
Ann Richards Teacher Teacher Texas State Treasurer Texas State Treasurer Second Female Governor of Texas Second Female Governor of Texas Reformer Reformer Education Education Disabled People Disabled People Prison System Prison System ©2012, TESCCC
Sam Rayburn U.S. Congressman from Texas U.S. Congressman from Texas U.S. House of Representatives - Speaker of the House for 24 years U.S. House of Representatives - Speaker of the House for 24 years ©2012, TESCCC
James A. Baker III 1930 to Present 1930 to Present From Houston From Houston Lawyer still today Lawyer still today Has worked for three Presidents Has worked for three Presidents Ronald Reagan Ronald Reagan H.W. Bush H.W. Bush George W. Bush George W. Bush ©2012, TESCCC
Wallace Jefferson Present Present Lawyer Lawyer Argued for Texans in front of the U.S. Supreme Court Argued for Texans in front of the U.S. Supreme Court First African-American Chief Justice of the Texas Supreme Court First African-American Chief Justice of the Texas Supreme Court ©2012, TESCCC
Henry B. Gonzalez Lawyer Lawyer Texas State Senator Texas State Senator U.S. Representative U.S. Representative Worked to pass legislation or laws Worked to pass legislation or laws Civil Rights Civil Rights Banking Reforms Banking Reforms Helped people of poverty Helped people of poverty ©2012, TESCCC
Barbara Jordan First African American woman elected as Texas state senator. First African American woman from the South elected to Congress. Delivered.
Influential Texans in Politics. James A. Baker III Served in government positions under 3 United States presidents.
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