4th grade social studies and Texas history interactive notebook activities for teaching about the Revolution and Texas Republic. Includes INB pages for a variety of topics including the Alamo, important people and documents of the Texas Revolution, causes and effects of the Texas Revolution, and more!
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INB activities can be copied at 70% to be placed in notebooks. Students should use their textbooks or other resources to learn the information prior to completing the activities. I have used these pages with chapter 5 of the 2015/2016 textbook “My World Social Studies: We Are Texas” published by Pearson, but the information is available in most 4th grade Texas history books. Because our brains like color, I ask students to add color to their work. Completed models are shown full size so you can see the details. The following activities are included in this download:
*IMPORTANT PLACES OF THE TEXAS REVOLUTION—Copy this page front and back. Have students cut around the edges (black lines), then cut on the dotted lines to fold the flaps over. They will then write details about each location under the flaps and draw a symbol to represent what happened there. Finally, have them place the numbers on the Texas map to show the location of each place..
*STARS OF THE TEXAS REVOLUTION—Students cut out the descriptions of the different “stars” and match them to the names, gluing them in place.
*IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS OF THE TEXAS REVOLUTION—Students cut out the descriptions of the different documents and match them to the names, gluing them in place. They then draw a symbol or write a 3 word definition to help them remember that document’s purpose.
*CAUSES AND EFFECTS OF THE TEXAS REVOLUTION—Students cut out the cause/effect squares at the bottom of the page then sort them into the correct categories and glue them down.
*SNIP-IT PEOPLE, PLACES, AND WORDS--There are 4 of these, one for Conflict Leads to Revolution, The Alamo, Victory at San Jacinto, and The Republic of Texas. Each page contains important people, places, events, and words from the chapter. Students cut and paste to match the word to the description, then draw a symbol for each thing.
SUGGESTIONS FOR USING THIS PRODUCT
*After reading about different events, people, places, and vocabulary, students can complete activities.
*Snip-its pages work great for homework and review before a test!
*Can be placed in a station during language arts or social studies.
*Encourage students to use their textbook to locate information and allow students time to talk and work with a partner as they learn about Texas history.
TOPICS IN THIS DOWNLOAD
*Important places of the Texas Revolution including the Alamo, San Jacinto, Goliad, Gonzales, and Washington on the Brazos
*Important people of the Texas Revolution including James Bowie, William Travis, Erastus "Deaf" Smith, Sam Houston, Susanna Dickinson, and Stephen F. Austin
*Important documents of the Texas Revolution including the Treaties of Velasco, Texas Constitution, Texas Bill of Rights, and the Texas Declaration of Independence
*Causes and effects of the Texas Revolution
PEOPLE, PLACES, AND WORDS
CONFLICT LEADS TO REVOLUTION
"Come and take it!"
Stephen F. Austin
THE BATTLE OF THE ALAMO
Daughters of the Republic of Texas
San Antonio, Texas
VICTORY AT SAN JACINTO
General Vicente Filisola
Colonel James Fannin
THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS
Republic of Texas
Text-Based Questions and People, Places, Vocabulary Matching Activities for Teaching About Revolution and the Republic of Texas
4.3 History. The student understands the importance of the Texas Revolution, the Republic of Texas, and the annexation of Texas to the United States. The student is expected to:
(A) analyze the causes, major events, and effects of the Texas Revolution, including the Battle of the Alamo, the Texas Declaration of Independence, the Runaway Scrape, and the Battle of San Jacinto;
(B) summarize the significant contributions of individuals such as Texians William B. Travis, James Bowie, David Crockett, George Childress, and Sidney Sherman; Tejanos Juan Antonio Padilla, Carlos Espalier, Juan N. Seguín, Plácido Benavides, and José Francisco Ruiz; Mexicans Antonio López de Santa Anna and Vicente Filisola; and non-combatants Susanna Dickinson and Enrique Esparza;
(C) identify leaders important to the founding of Texas as a republic and state, including José Antonio Navarro, Sam Houston, Mirabeau Lamar, and Anson Jones;
(D) describe the successes, problems, and organizations of the Republic of Texas such as the establishment of a constitution, economic struggles, relations with American Indians, and the Texas Rangers.
***NOTE: The download addresses the majority, but not all, of the people and major events in these standards. I believe children learn best when presented with smaller chunks of related information, so I have selected the most important and relevant pieces from these standards as the focus of these activities. Refer to your textbook adoption for more information.
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