WHERE IS TEXAS? Texas is in the United States. It is the second biggest state in the USA. It shares a border with Mexico. The capital city is Austin. 26 million people live there.
TEXAS FLAG The flag has one star. Texas is sometimes called the Lone Star State. In 1839, the Lone Star Flag became the states official flag.
SPEAKING OF FLAGS… Did know that Texas has been part of 6 different countries? Spain France Mexico (1519-1685) (1685-1690) (1821-1836) (1690-1821) [5 years] [15 years] [297 years!]
Texas (1836-1845) America fought Mexico for Texas. After their victory, Texas became an independent country. Later, it became the 28th state of the USA. Confederacy (1861-1865) Like Spain, the US experienced a civil war. During this time, Texas separated from the USA and became part of the Confederate States of America. United States of America (1845- 1861; 1865-2012) Texas continues to be part of the USA. Nevertheless, it still is proud of its independence and remains the Lone Star State.
COWBOY A cowboy is a person who takes care of animals and can usually be seen riding a horse. He does jobs that are dangerous and loves adventure. He lives on a ranch. He can also be your best friend… if he likes you.
WHAT DOES A COWBOY WEAR AND USE? Cowboy/girl hat: The large rim protects him from the sun and cools him down. Lasso: Its a string of rope that cowboys use to catch cattle.
WHAT DOES A COWBOY WEAR AND USE? Cowboy boots: They wear these because the boots make it easy to get on and off a horse. Saddle: its placed on the horses back and is what the cowboy sits on when he rides. Bandana: this protects the cowboys face from the sun, wind, and dust.
SPORTS American football is the most popular sport in Texas. People watch football every Sunday with their friends. Baseball is also very popular. Its considered the USs national sport.
DALLAS COWBOYS The Dallas Cowboys are one of the most famous football teams in the world. And their cheerleaders are also very famous too!
WE HAVE RIVALRIES TOO! Just as Real Madrid and Barça are rival football teams, Texas has its own rival baseball teams. The Rangers from Dallas and the Astros from Houston are arch rivals!
NASCAR NASCAR is a sport where cars race each other around a track and the person who finishes in first place is the winner.
RODEO A sporting event where cowboys and cowgirls show off their talents riding and bulls and lassoing cows. Watch this video!Watch this video!
NASA NASA is an abbreviation for The National Aeronautics and Space Administration. It is the United States official organisation responsible for space travel and investigation. And one of their offices is in Houston, Texas!
FOOD & DRINK The most popular food is barbecue (BBQ). People eat hamburgers, sausages, chicken, steak, and ribs. The most popular drink is iced tea, which is exactly how it sounds – cold tea with ice!
THEY ALSO EAT TEX-MEX Tex-Mex is a combination of American and Mexican food. Fajitas Quesadillas Tacos Nachos
MUSIC The most popular music in Texas is country music To play country music you may need: guitarharmonicabanjo steel guitar
FAMOUS TEXANS One of the most famous country musicians in the world comes from Texas. His name is George Strait and he is called The King of Country. Another is a famous politician and soldier, Davy Crocket. Some people say that he was half-alligator and half-horse and could ride lightning and alligators.
AND DON´T FORGET… Sandy from Spongebob Squarepants is a proud Texan!
TEXAS GEOGRAPHY Texas has a wide variety of landscapes, including coastal, mountain, planes, and desert.
MORE GEOGRAPHY Guadalupe Peak is the highest point in Texas. It is 2,667m high. The Rio Grande is the longest river in Texas. It is 3,051km long, and about 1920km of that is in Texas. It lies along the border with Mexico.
IMPORTANT CITIES IN TEXAS Houston is the largest city in Texas (and 4th largest in the U.S.). It has over 2 million people. Austin is the capital of Texas, but it is only the 4th largest city in the state. About 790,000 people live there.
ECONOMY Texas is a very important part of the U.S. economy. It is the second wealthiest state in the country. Important sectors of the Texas economy include agriculture and mining, energy, technology, and commerce.
TRIVIA How do you say hello in Texas? a) Howdy b) Yall c)Yeehaw What does the word tehshas mean? a) Friend b) Landscape c) Love What is the capital city? a) Austin b) Houston c)Toronto What are the colours of the flag? a) Red, white & blue b) Red, white & green c) Red, white & black How long was Texas part of Spain? a) 297 years b)315 years c)158 years
TRIVIA Texas was once its own country T F A cowboy uses a bandana to rope a cow T F American football and NASCAR are popular sports in Texas T F
TRIVIA Rodeo NASA BBQ Country Rio Grande The most famous space organization located in Houston The most popular music in Texas The sport where cowboys and cowgirls show off their talent The longest river in Texas The most popular food in Texas