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The Task


Texas is a state rich in history. It took many courageous people to establish this state! 

The kind of courage the early Texans showed is hard to imagine or relate to. We live a life of luxury compared to their lives! 

In this project, you will choose a legendary Texan and research his/her life. You will focus on 6-8 significant events that formed that person's legacy. Then you will determine WHY he/she is considered a "legend". You will share what you learn in two different electronic formats.


The Choices

Here are 23 legendary Texans from the state's colorful history.
Choose one of these people for your research project!

  • Moses Austin
  • Stephen F. Austin
  • Davy Crockett
  • James Bonham
  • Jim Bowie
  • Susanna Dickinson
  • James Fannin
  • Sam Houston
  • Anson Jones
  • Mirabeau B. Lamar
  • Jane Long
  • Ben Milam
  • Jose Antonio Navarro
  • Cynthia Ann Parker
  • Quanah Parker
  • Juan Seguin
  • Deaf Smith
  • William B. Travis
  • Lorenzo de Zavala
  • David Burnet
  • Richard King
  • John Coffee Hays
  • Elisabet Ney 

The Product

You will show your learning using these tools. 

Make a timeline on the computer or iPad, showing 6 (or more) significant events in the person's life. 

Make a Voki or a Tellagami of your character that "talks" . Have the character explain WHY he/she is considered a "legend". 




Image Credits

Images on this LibGuide taken from: 

Microsoft Office Clipart,  

Discovery Education Clip Art Gallery.  

Timeline logo: ReadWriteThink website (published by International Reading Association), "Timeline Interactive Tool;

Voki logo: Voki website (published by Oddcast Inc.);  

Tellagami logo: Tellagami website (published by Tellagami Labs Inc.): 


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