Students this week are continuing their previous lesson and learning more about the effects of Texas becoming the 28th state of the United States, including the influential leaders that shaped that period of time in Texas.
This week students will use their social studies classroom magazine to learn and later explain the impact of the Mexican War on Texas. Students will identify Texas' role in the Mexican War of Independence and the war's impact on the development of Texas. They will also identify the accomplishments and explain the economic motivations and impact of significant empresarios, including Stephen F. Austin and Martín de León, on the settlement of Texas using the Week 21 periodical.
Students this week are continuing their lesson on the Texas annexation through the use of our social studies classroom magazine. Students are learning about the events that led to the annexation of Texas to the United States, identifying leaders important to Texas as a republic and a state (Sam Houston, Mirabeau Lamar, Anson Jones), and using geographic tools to collect, analyze, and interpret data (maps of Texas, Mexico, U.S.) in the Week 20 periodical.
This week students will learn all about the events leading up to the annexation of Texas! Students will identify leaders important to the founding of Texas as a republic and state, as well as describe the successes, problems, and organizations of the Republic of Texas that eventually lead to annexation.
Students this week will analyze the literature, "Voices of the Alamo". This will help students gain a deeper understanding of how a major battle in the Texas Revolution affected the lives of different individuals.
This week students will finish their presentations on the battles of the Texas Revolution. Students are incorporating the use of technology into their presentations by using apps such as PicCollage, Popplet, ScreenChomp, etc.
Students this week are putting the finishing touches on their graphic organizers in preparation for their class presentations. Students will show the information they gathered on their Texas Revolution battle by incorporating the use of technology into their presentations.
This week students will be divided into four groups, and each group will be assigned to research a battle of the Texas Revolution (San Jacinto, Goliad, Alamo, Velasco). Students will use the research information they have gathered to complete a graphic organizer about their battle.
Students this week are reflecting back on their debates to gain new perspectives on the Texas Revolution. Students will gather all the information they learned about the two sides of the revolution (The Mexican Government and the Anglos/Fredonians) and write down reasons as to why they would support that side, if they lived in Texas during the time of the revolution.
This week students will be broken up into two groups, Mexico and Texas, and enter into a debate on the merits of the Texas Revolution. Using the information they gathered last week on the Texas Revolution, each group of students will get together, make a list of reasons to support their opinions (as either Mexico wanting Texas to stay or Texas wanting to gain independence from Mexico), and then debate their points.