Texas Revolution Lesson Plan

Instructor: Kevin Newton

Kevin has edited encyclopedias, taught middle and high school history, and has a master's degree in Islamic law.

This lesson plan will help make sure your students never forget the Alamo, as well as making sure they understand the lead-up to the independence of Texas from Mexico.

Lesson Objectives

After completing this lesson plan, your students will be able to:

  • describe the events that led up to the Texas Revolution
  • analyze how the Texans started to feel more independent and less Mexican

Length

60 minutes

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.1

Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.2

Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.7

Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts.

Key Vocabulary

  • Tejas
  • Stephen Austin
  • Alamo
  • San Jacinto

Instructions

  • Start by asking if it is ever okay to disobey the law. Take a few minutes to discuss then introduce the text lesson.
  • Distribute and read the lesson The Texas Revolution: Lesson for Kids, stopping for key terms and the following points:
    • Why did the Mexicans want people to move to Texas?
    • What were some of the differences between the Mexicans and the Americans?
    • How does the Texas Revolution resemble the American Revolution?
  • Review the key vocab and answer any lingering questions.

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