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Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Native West Texas

This set helps teachers meet TEKS Standards for Texas Fourth Grade History strand 1 A & D. The student understands the origins, similarities, and differences of American Indian Groups in Texas and North America before European exploration.  The student is expected to: (A) explain the possible origins of American Indian groups in Texas and North America; and (D) compare the ways of life of American Indian groups in Texas and North America before European exploration. 

Review this set with your students before visiting the Pioneer City County Museum to help open discussion about the influences Native Americans had on Texas culture.  Have them identify ways in which there are similarities in their own lives that are influenced by any of the tools and lessons presented.

The Comanche, Kiowa, and Apaches lived and migrated through Sweetwater and Nolan County for at least eleven thousand years before European explorers and Texas settlers had even laid eyes on a mesquite tree.  We are very lucky to have tools and works of art created by these tribes that can be found in this set.   Students can also use this set to catalyze independent research.

Created By

Melonnie Hicks


History/Social Studies

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