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Texas Symbols - LaRocque


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Texas Symbols - LaRocque

  1. 1. Warm up What is a symbol? Why are symbols important?
  2. 2. Texas Fun Facts
  3. 3. It’s all About Texas! ♦ State Abbreviation - TX State Capital - Austin Largest City - Houston Area - 268,601 square miles ♦ Population - 20,851,820 ♦ Name for Residents - Texans Major Industries - petroleum and natural gas, farming (cotton, livestock), steel, banking, insurance, tourism
  4. 4. YEEE HAW! ♦ Main Rivers - Rio Grande, Red River, Brazos River Highest Point - Guadalupe Peak, 8,749 feet (2,667 m) above sea level Bordering States - Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma Bordering Country - Mexico Bordering Body of Water - Gulf of Mexico
  5. 5. The stars at night are big and bright….deep in the heart of TEXAS ♦ Origin of the Name Texas - The Caddo Indians of eastern Texas called their group of tribes the "Tejas," meaning "those who are friends". State Nickname - The Lone Star State State Motto - Friendship State Song - "Texas, Our Texas"
  6. 6. Texas our Texas ♦ "Texas, Our Texas" ♦ Texas, Our Texas! all hail the mighty State! Texas, Our Texas! so wonderful so great! Boldest and grandest, withstanding ev'ry test O Empire wide and glorious, you stand supremely blest. (chorus) ♦ Texas, O Texas! your freeborn single star, Sends out its radiance to nations near and far, Emblem of Freedom! it set our hearts aglow, With thoughts of San Jacinto and glorious Alamo. (chorus) ♦.
  7. 7. ♦ Texas, dear Texas! from tyrant grip now free, Shines forth in splendor, your star of destiny! Mother of heroes, we come your children true, Proclaiming our allegiance, our faith, our love for you. ♦ Chorus ♦ God bless you Texas! And keep you brave and strong, That you may grow in power and worth, throughout the ages long. God bless you Texas! And keep you brave and strong, That you may grow in power and worth, throughout the ages long
  8. 8. Texas State Symbols and Emblems: ♦ State Flag The official state flag of Texas, called the Lone Star Flag, was adopted in 1845 when Texas became the 28th state of the United States. The colors represent bravery (red), purity (white), and loyalty (blue). The large white star was first used on Texas flags in the 1830's during the battles between Texas and Mexico
  9. 9. Texas Animals State Bird Mockingbird
  10. 10. State Mammal (large) Texas longhorn
  11. 11. State Mammal (small) Armadillo
  12. 12. State Flying Mammal ♦Free-tailed Bat
  13. 13. State Insect ♦Monarch Butterfly
  14. 14. State Reptile ♦Horned toad
  15. 15. State Fish ♦Guadalupe Bass
  16. 16. State Shell ♦Lightning Whelk
  17. 17. State Plants ♦ Flower: Bluebonnet ♦ State Plant: Prickly Pear Cactus
  18. 18. More state plants ♦ State grass: State Tree: Pecan Sideoats grama
  19. 19. Don’t forget your fruits and veggies! ♦ State Fruit: Red Grapefruit ♦ State Vegetable: Sweet onion
  20. 20. State fiber - Cotton ♦
  21. 21. More crazy symbols ♦ State Dinosaur: Pleurocoelus ♦ State Stone: Petrified Palmwood
  22. 22. Gotta have that BLING! ♦ State Gem Texas Blue Topaz