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Mexican War for Independence - Battle of Medina Discussion Activity

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Mexican War for Independence - Texas History

Texas was once a part of Mexico and impacted by its history. How did the war for Mexican Independence from Spain impact Texas? In this lesson, students will learn about the Mexican Independence movement, Father Hidalgo, the expedition of Gutiérrez and Magee and the Battle of Medina.

Your students will begin this lesson listening and analyzing the Mexican National Anthem. What history is revealed in this song? Your students will then be guided through the Mexican Independence movement in Texas through images, a graphic organizer and reading. They will process the assignment by creating a character collage.

When you purchase this lesson, you will receive:

-lyrics to the Mexican National Anthem
-a PowerPoint Presentation to guide your students through the lesson
-a 3 page reading on the Mexican Independence Movement and its impact on Texas
-a persuasion map for a graphic organizer

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4th Grade TEKS:

(2) History. The student understands the causes and effects of European exploration and colonization of Texas and North America. The student is expected to:
(D) identify Texas' role in the Mexican War of Independence and the war's impact on the development of Texas; and

7th Grade TEKS:

(2) History. The student understands how individuals, events, and issues through the Mexican National Era shaped the history of Texas. The student is expected to:
(D) identify the individuals, issues, and events related to Mexico becoming an independent nation and its impact on Texas, including Texas involvement in the fight for independence, José Gutiérrez de Lara, the Battle of Medina, the Mexican federal Constitution of 1824, the merger of Texas and Coahuila as a state, the State Colonization Law of 1825, and slavery;
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