This PowerPoint from Teaching in the Fast Lane was created for introducing and explaining the colonization of Texas in the early 1800s. The presentation starts out with information about expansionism and why settlers would come to Texas then moves onto specific empresarios.
For more activities dealing with the colonization of Texas check these out:
Colonization of Texas Notebook Kit
Colonization of Texas PowerPoint
Colonization of Texas Task Cards
Colonization of Texas Vocabulary Match-Up
Comparing the Governments of Spain and Mexico
Persuasive Poster Project
Empresario Trading Card Project
First Colonists of Texas Jigsaw Activity
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