Contemporary Issues in Texas

Contemporary Issues in Texas

Contemporary Issues in Texas 2012, TESCCC Grade 7 Unit 13, Lesson 1 Population Based on the data on the graph, which issue will be most affected? Education Health Care Transportation 2012, TESCCC Population Texas Population Growth, 1980 2040 Population Projections, in millions

2012, TESCCC What is the growth rate of the Texas population between 1980 and 2040? Immigration Where are most people living who have immigrated to Texas? Infer the type of jobs immigrants will find in these regions. 2012, TESCCC Education Fiscal Year

Texas Ranking Texas Avg. Expenditure Per Pupil U.S. Avg. Expenditure Per Pupil Difference 1999 25 $5,970 $6,251

($281) 2000 29 $6,325 $6,824 ($499) 2001 32 $6,581 $7,296 ($715)

2002 32 $6,850 $7,548 ($698) 2003 34 $7,210 $8,065 ($855) 2004

36 $7,214 $8,308 ($1,094) 2005 40 $7,142 $8,618 ($1,476) What are your thoughts about the financing of Texas education? Source: Texas State Comptroller 2012, TESCCC

Limited Water Resources What are ways Texans have adapted or modified to drought conditions? 2012, TESCCC Alternative Energy Sources Most wind farms are located in which Texas region? 2012, TESCCC

Boom and Bust Industries 2012, TESCCC What are two booming industries? Were these industries important at the turn of the 20th century? What are two industries that are declining? Do you think they will continue to decline? Why?

Texas Economy National and International Why are Texas exports profitable goods? To which continent does Texas export most of its goods? 2012, TESCCC

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