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Texas symbols


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Texas symbols

  1. 1. What is a symbol?• A symbol is something used to represent something else.• For example, when we create a pictograph, the pictures are symbols that represent the real object.
  2. 2. Texas has symbols that representthings in history or things that areimportant to our state.
  3. 3. Texas SymbolsTexas is thesecond biggest state in the USA - onlyAlaska is bigger.Houston is thelargest city inTexas.Austin is thecapital city.State Song -"Texas, OurTexas"
  4. 4. The Texas FlagRed means bravery; white, purity; and blue, loyalty. The Lone Star State is Texas’s nickname.
  5. 5. The state flower is the bluebonnet. Bluebonnets have been loved since man first discovered Texas. Indians createdfascinating folk tales about these flowers.
  6. 6. •State Grass: State Motto Sideoats Gramma• The state motto of Texas is "Friendship."• The word, Texas, or Tejas, was the Spanish pronunciation of a Caddo Indian word meaning "friends" or "allies."
  7. 7. The AlamoAn important battle in Texas history was fought here. The Alamo is in San Antonio.
  8. 8. The state seal of TexasThe seal has a “Lone Star” in the center. The branch on the left side is live oak (representing strength) and the branch on the right is olive (representing peace).
  9. 9. The state tree is the Pecan Tree. Texas is the largest producer of pecans in our country.
  10. 10. San Jacinto Both are located near Houston Monument The battle of San Jacinto was animportant battle in Texas history. Battleship Texas
  11. 11. The State Capitol Building in Austin The governor works here.
  12. 12. This is the design on the floor at the center of the capitol building.
  13. 13. Groups of law makers meet at the capitolbuilding to discuss laws. This is the House Chamber and it’s the largest room in the Capitol.
  14. 14. The state bird: the mockingbirdLegend has it when Texas chose the mockingbird as its state bird, it was stated that the bird is "a fighter for the protection of his home, falling, if need be, in its defense, like any true Texan..."
  15. 15. The Texas State Gemstone : Blue Topaz
  16. 16. Which Texas symbol is this?• A. The capitol building• B. The bluebonnet• C. The mockingbird• D. The Pecan Tree
  17. 17. Where is the state capitol building located?• A. Dallas• B. Houston• C. Austin• D. San Antonio
  18. 18. What kind of branches are on the State Seal? A. Pecan and Olive Branch C. Palm Branch and Peace E. Olive and Live Oak
  19. 19. What are the 3 colors on the Texasflag and how many stars are there? ? 3 What is our state nickname and why is that our nickname? B. The Cowboy State C. The Lone Star State D. The Friendship State
  20. 20. What is the state bird?• A. The bluebonnet• B. The Alamo• C. The Pecan• D. The Mockingbird
  21. 21. What is this Texas symbol?• A. The State Fair• B. Slaughter Elementary• C. The San Jacinto Monument• D. The Alamo
  22. 22. Which state in the U.S. grows the most Pecans?