Mexican American War or US Mexican War with Google Slides™

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This educational resource is a comprehensive and interactive way to teach your students about the Mexican-American War. Featuring a Word Wall, presentation with images, reading about the causes, invasion, and treaty of the war, and a set of writing prompts, this product will engage and educate your students as they explore the justifications for war. The Google Slides™ feature allows for even more flexibility in the classroom. The 3-point review game provides a fun way for students to review and retain what they have learned. This resource is suitable for middle and high school students studying U.S. history.

You will receive:

-Word Wall terms for vocabulary instruction

-a 12 page presentation with images of the Mexican-American War to analyze and guide you through the activity

-a 5 page reading on the following topics: Causes of the War, Invasion into Mexico and The Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo

-Google Slides™

-a script for the presentation

-Writing prompts, and

-a 3-Point Review Game.

2019 TEKS for 7th Grade Texas History

(4) History. The student understands how individuals, events, and issues shaped the history of the Republic of Texas and early Texas statehood. The student is expected to:

(C) identify individuals, events, and issues during early Texas statehood, including the U.S.-Mexican War, the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo, slavery, and the Compromise of 1850.

2019 TEKS for 8th Grade US History

(6) History. The student understands westward expansion and its effects on the political, economic, and social development of the nation. The student is expected to:

(B) analyze the westward growth of the nation, including the Louisiana Purchase and Manifest Destiny; and

(C) explain the causes and effects of the U.S.-Mexican War and their impact on the United States.

(29) Social studies skills. The student applies critical-thinking skills to organize and use information acquired through established research methodologies from a variety of valid sources, including technology. The student is expected to:

(A) differentiate between, locate, and use valid primary and secondary sources such as media and news services, biographies, interviews, and artifacts to acquire information about the United States;

(B) analyze information by applying absolute and relative chronology through sequencing, categorizing, identifying cause-and-effect relationships, comparing, contrasting, finding the main idea, summarizing, making generalizations and predictions, and drawing inferences and conclusions;


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25 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources.
Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.
Identify key steps in a text’s description of a process related to history/social studies (e.g., how a bill becomes law, how interest rates are raised or lowered).
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.
Describe how a text presents information (e.g., sequentially, comparatively, causally).


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