This partner-movement activity will give students an in depth, multi-perspective look at the rising tensions that eventually sparked the War with Mexico. Great for middle school or high school.
This is a SUPER RELEVANT, engaging, movement activity that requires students to collaborate AND use critical, upper level thinking to analyze each of the 18 tensions that led up to the annexation of Texas, or "Tejas".
Print and post the Tensions Slides around your classroom and your class will run itself, facilitating peer-to-peer discussion that is most valuable for student learning.
Included also is a creative exit ticket that asks students to write an imaginary "argument" citing the Rising Tensions. Rubric included.