Citizenship in the Republic of Texas
These three lesson plans are designed for fourth-grade students and they focus on the Pledge to the Texas Flag, Texas Independence Day, and Juneteenth. The overall purpose of these lessons is to help students become aware that Texas was once its own country until it agreed to join the United States of America in 1845.
An additional goal is for students to understand the significance of the oldest known celebration of when the enslaved were freed, Juneteenth. These concepts are incorporated because it is important for students to know the history of the state they live in. Throughout the lessons, students will be able to have fun with various engaging activities along with assessments to prove their understanding. By the end of these lessons, students will be able to explain the meaning of the Pledge to the Texas Flag and the significance of Texas Independence Day, as well as Juneteenth.