Social Studies: Culture [§
Texas Legacy site hosts a variety of educational curricula, lesson
plans, keys and ideas, and supporting media, including video,
databases, transcripts and other material. Below you can find
the TEKS standards for Culture, as described in section 113.32(c)(21)(A, C and D) with relevant
activities drawn from this archive.
The student understands the importance of effective leadership in a
democratic society. The student is expected to:
Excerpts of TEKS Text
(A) explain actions taken by
people from racial, ethnic, and religious groups to expand
economic opportunities and political rights in American society;
narrators associated with religious organizations and those
involved with the civil rights or the environmental justice
Maria Berriozabal, about her role as the first Hispanic
woman elected to the San Antonio City Council, and with
about the ongoing effort to develop a decent and tolerant
the political realm and consider how
Father Frank Kurzaj,
Sister Susan Mika,
Deacon Alfred Dominic,
and Rev. Roy Malveaux have organized their religious
communities and used powers of moral persuasion to fight for
(C) analyze how the contributions
of people of various racial, ethnic, and religious groups have
helped to shape the national identity; and
search engine to find references to people of various
racial, ethnic, and religious groups who inspired the
narrators. What was their impact on the narrators, how and/or
why did they help shape the national identity?
report on the sociologist
Stephen Klineberg’s insights
from his polling of the multicultural aspects of Houston’s
identity. Also consider and report on historian
Miller’s thoughts about the history of San Antonio, one of
the oldest and most traditionally Hispanic cities in the U.S.
report on Grover Hankins recollections of growing up with
racism, and learn about his contributions to society.
(D) identify the political,
social, and economic contributions of women to American society.
database of narrators to find references to the
archive's female narrators, and to those women who influenced
and inspired them, such as Rachel Carson.
report on the many women among the Texas Legacy narrators,
including political leaders in elected positions (Maria
Dutmer, Sissy Farenthold,
Susan Hughes) appointive office (Mickey
Burleson, Adlene Harrison,
Terry Hershey), and countless NGO
roles. Also, think about the contributions from Texas
women such as Irene
Jane Elioseff who contributed to our political system
simply by running for office.
video excerpt that shows
Genevieve Vaughan’s views on the
need for a more maternal, nurturing attitude throughout society.
Take a look at the video excerpt that shows
argument for a more engaged, and thinking, form of patriotism.
database, make a list of all the narrators who cite
Rachel Carson as one of their inspirations. Read her pioneering
book Silent Spring, then use our
search engine and other sources to research changes in
pesticide use and legislation since Silent Spring was published.