Ch 5: Mexican-American War Lesson Plans & Resources

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The lesson plans, activities and resources found in this chapter on the Mexican-American War can help you re-work your curriculum and capture the attention of your students. All of our materials are accessible 24 hours a day on your mobile phone, tablet or computer.

Mexican-American War Lesson Plans & Resources - Chapter Summary

Our helpful lesson plan chapter covers the Mexican-American War and many related topics, including the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, the Alamo and the independence of Texas. Key terms, activities and timelines are included with these lesson plans. All of our learning materials are developed by expert instructors, so you can be confident that your curriculum meets appropriate educational standards.

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11 Lessons in Chapter 5: Mexican-American War Lesson Plans & Resources
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The Mexican-American War, Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo & the Wilmot Proviso

1. The Mexican-American War, Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo & the Wilmot Proviso

The controversial Mexican-American War lasted from 1846-1848. In this lesson, discover how the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo expanded the southern part of the United States all the way to the Pacific Ocean.

The Alamo Lesson Plan

2. The Alamo Lesson Plan

Are you readying to teach your students about the Alamo? This lesson plan provides an informational text for students to read and learn about the military use, famous battle, and importance of the history of the Alamo. Make concepts stick with an engaging activity.

The Alamo: History & Facts

3. The Alamo: History & Facts

Missions have been built for centuries all over the world, but few have a history as meaningful as one in south Texas. This lesson will teach you about the Alamo.

Texas Independence Lesson Plan

4. Texas Independence Lesson Plan

Texas fought hard to gain its independence from Mexico. This activity enhances students comprehension about Texas independence by offering a reading assignment, engaging discussion questions, a virtual field trip activity and a printable quiz and online flashcards to demonstrate their learning.

Texas Independence: History, Timeline & Summary

5. Texas Independence: History, Timeline & Summary

Texas Independence occurred in 1836 when Texan forces defeated Mexican General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna. The conflict between Texas and Mexico lasted from late 1835 to May 1836.

Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo Lesson Plan

6. Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo Lesson Plan

This lesson plan uses an activity, mini-activity, quizzes, text, video, and key terms that will help students understand the cause of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo and the treaty itself.

Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo: Terms & Summary

7. Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo: Terms & Summary

The Treaty of Guadalupe- Hidalgo was the document that ended the Mexican-American War. Learn about the terms included in the treaty as well as its impact on the sectional crisis in the United States.

The Alamo Lesson Plan for Elementary School

8. The Alamo Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Use this lesson plan to teach students about the Alamo. Students will read a text lesson that explains key ideas about the battle, discuss and interact with content, then apply to an activity to help increase understanding.

The Alamo Project Ideas

9. The Alamo Project Ideas

Many students have heard of the Alamo, but not everyone understands its actual significance. These project ideas can help students to explore the history and importance of this site.

Battle of the Alamo Activities for Kids

10. Battle of the Alamo Activities for Kids

The Battle of the Alamo exhibited a heroic event and important contributing factor to Texas' independence. Students will enjoy participating in these fun and engaging activities as they learn more about the battle.

Mexican-American War Lesson Plan

11. Mexican-American War Lesson Plan

Using this lesson plan on the Mexican-American War, your students will not only learn about the events of the war and its conduct, but also how victory in the war started new questions about slavery.

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