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Texas Landmarks Task Cards

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 1 page | Grades: 2 - 4

Identify and locate significant landmarks in Texas with a set of task cards.

Identify Major Texas Landmarks with Task Cards

Give your students the chance to explore the important landmarks in the great state of Texas with a set of Texas Landmark Task Cards. These can be used as assessments, homework, or even study guides!

This fun and educational activity is perfect for Texas Geography students. Students will have fun identifying landmarks based on images, locating those landmarks on a map, and answering Texas trivia questions about the different landmarks.

What are the Major Landmarks in the State of Texas?

Texas landmarks referenced in this resource are

  • Natural Bridges Caverns
  • Big Bend National Park
  • San Jacinto Monument 
  • Big Bend National Park
  • The Texas Capitol Building
  • NASA Space Center
  • Big Tex

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your Social Studies lessons. 

In addition to individual student work time, use these Texas landmark task cards to enhance learning through geography centers, whole class lessons, or remote learning assignments. 

If you have a mixture of above and below-level learners, check out these suggestions for keeping students on track with the concepts: 

🆘 Support Struggling Students

Assist struggling readers with the concepts by trying one of the following.

  • Have students work in partners or small groups to complete the cards.
  • Provide read-aloud accommodations if required.
  • Provide students with a reference guide or anchor chart to review the landmarks.

👩‍🏫 Try Using the Task Cards in Other Ways

🛴 Scoot Activity 

Place the cards around the room in numerical order and give each student a recording sheet. Assign students or pairs to a starting point card. Give students time to review the card and record their answers in the corresponding space on their paper. Students will rotate to the next card when you say, “SCOOT!” Continue in this manner until students return to their starting point. 


👋 Exit Ticket

Use these cards as a formative assessment after your lesson. Pick a random assortment of cards and project them on the board for the whole class to see. Students can record their answers on paper, sticky notes, or notebooks. 

Plan lessons for all ability levels with our 10 Best Scaffolding Strategies! 

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or Google Slides version of this resource.

Print on cardstock for added durability and longevity. Place all pieces in a folder or large envelope for easy access. 

Place the task cards on a binder ring to keep them out of pockets or under desks. 


An answer key is included with your download to make grading fast and easy!  

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This resource was created by Lindsey Phillips, a teacher in Michigan and Teach Starter Collaborator. 

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