This set, the second in a series, explores the many important people, events, and eras in Texas history while placing that knowledge within the context of US history. Aligned to the standards of Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKs), these books are designed to both prepare seventh-grade students for state testing, and to provide the groundwork for US history instruction in eighth grade and beyond. The stimulating, educational text is paired with fascinating photographs and primary sources, as well as a host of additional opportunities for readers to make the most of their learning experience: sidebars, biographies, maps, graphic organizers, and timelines. ?Topics are aligned with the seventh- and eighth-grade standards of Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKs) ?Text is designed for both fourth- and seventh-grade students ?Sidebars give more information about main topics, and also address related topics ? Graphic organizers help students organize and recall important facts and figures ? The interactive eBook version features primary sources, biographies, quizzes, and an interactive timeline of Texas and US history.