4th grade Texas history and social studies activities to teach about the Texas Revolution and the Republic of Texas. Worksheets include matching activities for important people, places, and vocabulary. Also included are text-based questions that can be used as a quiz after students read about each topic or as a reading guide. Text-based questions require students to look up answers and help prepare them for the 4th grade reading STAAR test.
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I use these pages with chapter 5 of the newly adopted My World Texas Social Studies: We Are Texas textbook (2015/2016 adoption). The questions cover topics related to the Texas Revolution and the Republic of Texas and could be used with other textbooks or resources, however the information may not be as up to date with the current social studies TEKS. All activities can be copied at 70% size to add to social studies interactive notebooks, or they can be folded and glued into INBs. Included in this download:
TEXT-BASED QUESTIONS WORKSHEETS—After reading the chapter, students can take a chapter quiz with the text-based questions. Page numbers are included to help students locate information. The text-based questions teach students to locate information in the text, a skill that can help them be successful on the STAAR reading test. There are separate question sets for each topic: Conflict Leads to Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo, Victory at San Jacinto, and The Republic of Texas.
MATCHING—Students match important people, places, and vocabulary with their descriptions. There are separate sets for each topic: Conflict Leads to Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo, Victory at San Jacinto, and The Republic of Texas. These worksheets are easy to grade and help students focus on the important people, places, and vocabulary from the chapter.
SUGGESTIONS FOR USING THIS PRODUCT
*Use the text-based questions as a quiz, reading guide, or as homework.
*Allow students to work with a partner and talk about the questions before recording their answers.
*Because students must read to answer questions, the activities can be used in social studies or language arts stations.
*Copy pages at 70% to add them to interactive notebooks, or have students fold them and glue them in.
PEOPLE, PLACES, VOCABULARY
The following topics are part of this download.
CONFLICT LEADS TO REVOLUTION
David G. Burnett
Lorenzo de Zavala
General Martin Perfecto de Cos
Old Ben Milam
Stephen F. Austin
Washington on the Brazos
Texas Declaration of Independence
Texas Bill of Rights
"Come and take it!"
THE BATTLE OF THE ALAMO
San Antonio, Texas
Daughters of the Republic of Texas
VICTORY AT SAN JACINTO
Colonel James Fannin
Erastus "Deaf" Smith
General Vicente Filisola
Juan N. Seguin
REPUBLIC OF TEXAS
Mirabeau B. Lamar
David G. Burnett
Republic of Texas
8 Interactive Notebook 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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