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Curriculum:  Social Studies:  Government  [ 113.32(c)(15)]

The 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 Government, as described in section 113.32(c)(15)(C and D) with relevant activities drawn from this archive.

Goal:  The student understands changes in the role of government over time. The student is expected to:

 

Excerpts of TEKS Text

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Suggested Activities

 

(C)  evaluate the effects of political incidents such as Teapot Dome and Watergate on the views of U.S. citizens concerning the role of the federal government; and

 

Use the TexasLegacy.org interview database, regional information and timeline list and search engine as secondary sources of information on the role of the federal government (rules, regulations, agencies) and environmental protection.

Read the transcript of interviews with Mary ArnoldNed Fritz, Tom Smith, Ken Kramer, Sissy Farenthold, Bill Addington, Gary Oliver, Tom Curry, John Carpenter, and Tootsie Herndon, regarding campaign finance and undue influence of special interests in government.

(D)  predict the effects of selected contemporary legislation on the roles of state and federal governments.

Use the TexasLegacy.org interview database, regional information and timeline list and search engine as secondary sources of information to identify organizations in Texas working on contemporary legislation that impact our natural resources. 

 

Consider the interplay of federally delegated programs, such as the Clean Water Act and Clean Air Act, to Texas state agencies.  Will the designation lower enforcement and consistency among the various states, or will it help develop more locally-sensitive and responsive solutions to pollution problems? 

Review Diane Wilson’s views on the Clean Water Act and the zero-discharge goal, or Jim Blackburn’s views on highway funding ties to Clean Air Act compliance.

 

 

 


 
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