Texas History
  • Welcome to Texas History as taught by Coach Shields. Texas History will consist of 11 units.

    We will begin the year with a week titled Celebrate Freedom, during this students look at the similarities and differences between the Texas Consititution and the U.S. Constitution, and between the Texas Bill of Rights and U.S Bill of Rights. 

    Unit 1- Natural Texas and its People

    Unit 2- Exploration and Early Colonization of Texas

    Unit 3- Mexican Colonization and the Empresario System

    Unit 4- Unrest and Revolt

    Unit 5- Republic of Texas and Early Statehood

    Unit 6- Texas During the Civil war and Reconstruction

    Unit 7- Cotton, Cattle, and Railroads and Closing the Texas Frontier

    Unit 8- Modernizing Texas in An Age of Oil

    Unit 9- Texas during the Great Depression and World War II

    Unit 10- Civil Right and Conservatism Bring Changes

    Unit 11- Contemporary Texas

                                                                       Communication

    I use Google Classroom to post many of my assignments. Students will be given a classroom code to gain access to my Google Classroom. Parents may also request access to view their student's Google Classroom site. I will also send out emails to remind parents, guardians and students of important upcoming due dates, grades, and other information. The best way to contact me for questions is by email: David.Shields@wylieisd.net. I also recommend checking the gradebook which is located in Skyward at least once a week; this will help parents, guardians and students stay on top of grades and schoolwork

                                                                                            Daily Schedule                                                                                                                                                                                     

    Class

    Time

    Length

    1st Period Athletics

    8:15-8:59

    44 minutes

    2nd Period Texas History Regular

    9:03- 9:53

     50 minutes 

    Patriot Plus

    9:57- 10:24

    27 minutes

    3rd Period Texas History Advanced

    10:28- 11:12

    44 minutes

    7th Period Texas History Regular

    1:58-2:42

    44 minutes

    8th Period Athletics

    2:46-3:30

    44 minutes

                                                 7th Grade History Tutorial Schedule

    Day

    Teacher

    Room

    Time

    Monday

    Goddard

    D109

    3:30-4:15

    Tuesday

    Shields/ Angell

    D107/D110

    3:30-4:15

    Wednesday 

    Goddard

    D109

    3:30-4:15

    Thursday

    Shields/Angell

    D107/D110

    3:30-4:15

    Friday

    Goddard

    D110

    By Appointment Only