Colonization of Texas Bundle with Lesson Plans

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  1. Texas History curriculum can be hard to find, but with this yearlong bundle, you are set! Teach your students all about Texas History in an engaging way, without spending countless hours planning.  This Texas History bundle includes everything you need to teach our great state’s history according to
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The era of colonization in Texas includes many events, but don't worry, this unit bundle has everything you need to help your students learn all about empresarios, governments, and colonists of the time period.

What is different about this resource?

This resource is based on the 4th grade TEKS and comes with suggested lesson plans you can copy and paste into your plan book. This way, you are sure to cover exactly what is needed without adding to your workload with a ton of prep!


4.2 History. The student understands the causes and effects of European exploration and colonization of Texas. The student is expected to:

(A) summarize motivations for European exploration and settlement of Texas, including economic opportunity, competition, and the desire for expansion;

(D) identify Texas' role in the Mexican War of Independence and the war's impact on the development of Texas; and

(E) 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.

Who is this unit for?

This unit was created with 4th graders in mind, and built to meet the standards of the updated TEKS. The unit is broken down by day. Each day has a learning objective and a breakdown of that day’s activities with suggestions for further exploration.

This bundle is for busy teachers who want to take a dive into Texas History without

endless hours of prep.

What is included?

This complete Texas History unit on the colonization of Texas era includes everything you need to teach your 4th grade students about their state history including:

•Suggested lesson plans in a copy and paste format

•Word wall cards

•I can statements

•End of unit assessment

•Suggested books

•Interactive notebook kit


•Task cards

•Jigsaw method activity

•Student Activities

For more insight into each of the resources included, please open the preview found at the top of this page.

Products included in this bundle are:

Colonization of Texas Notebook Kit

Use these interactive notebook activities to learn about colonization in Texas then take the learning deeper with the included journaling prompts and research suggestions.

Colonization of Texas PowerPoint

The perfect way to introduce the topic to your students with age-appropriate images and photographs to support their learning.

Colonization of Texas Task Cards

These task cards can be used for review, with a cooperative learning strategy, as an assessment, or as an early finisher activity to keep students engaged.

Colonization of Texas Vocabulary Match-Up

A student activity to reinforce colonization of Texas-era vocabulary and serve as a tool for students to look back on throughout the year.

Comparing the Governments of Spain and Mexico

This student sorting activity will help students to organize their thinking on the differences in governments between Spain and Mexico.

Persuasive Poster Project

A creative activity for students to design their own poster encouraging more people to move to Texas.

Empresario Trading Card Project

A student research project to learn from about the people who brought colonists to Texas and their motivations.

First Colonists of Texas Jigsaw Activity

Give students the responsibility to teach their peers about some of Texas' earliest colonists and watch the magic happen.

Want a whole year's worth of Texas History materials all in one place? Check out this Ultimate Texas History Bundle!

**updated August 2018

Total Pages
80 pages
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Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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