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First graders are researching symbols of our state of Texas.
Each student will be assigned a symbol and will take notes using the
"Texas Symbols" research one pager.
Students will be using the following resources to find their information.
Students will work with a partner to create a poster of the information
they have gathered and then compile a class book titled My Symbols of Texas Book.


~Books
Books on Texas can be found in the nonfiction 900s section of the library. There will be a cart of books that will be shared among the first graders.
~Online Resources
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State Flower: Bluebonnet
Another Website
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State Capital: Austin
Capital Tour
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State Insect:Monarch Butterfly
Another Website
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State Fruit:
Red Grapefruit
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State Tree:
Pecan Tree
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State Fish:
Guadalupe Bass
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State Small Mammal:Armadillo
Another Website
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State Large Mammal:Longhorn
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State Bird:
Mockingbird
Another Website
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State Gem:Blue Topaz
Another Website
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State Plant:Prickly Pear Cactus
Another Website
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State Pepper:
Jalapeno
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San Jacinto
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Texas Flag
Another Website
Another Website
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The Alamo

Click here for a rubric that will be used to determine your grade for your research project.