7th graders will learn about the major eras in Texas history, which include Natural Texas and its People; Age of Contact; Spanish Colonial; Mexican National; Revolution and Republic; Early Statehood; Texas in the Civil War and Reconstruction; Cotton, Cattle, and Railroads; Age of Oil; Texas in the Great Depression and WorldWar II; Civil Rights and Conservatism; and Contemporary Texas 


8th Graders will learn about the major eras and events in U.S. history through1877, including colonization, revolution, drafting of theDeclaration of Independence, creation and ratification of theConstitution, Religious Revivals such as the Second GreatAwakening, Early Republic, the Age of Jackson, Westward Expansion, Reform Movements, Sectionalism, Civil War, andReconstruction,