Texas History Webquest for students to explore or review the Spanish Colonial Era and Mexican National Era.
This activity is fantastic for classrooms that have 1:1 technology, such as iPads or Chromebooks, or a computer lab. The activity takes 45-90 minutes depending on the level and background knowledge of your students.
Student Supplies Needed for Activity
Included Printable: Secret Code Tracker (1 strip for each team or student)
Technology Device: will need to be able to scan a QR code OR type in a link and will need access to Internet and YouTube
Teacher Supplies Needed for Activity
Included Printable: Review Stations Secret Code Letters
Included Printable: Teacher Team Station Tracker
Included Printable: Station Signs with QR Codes/Links
Review Stations Secret Code Letters
Each time a student or team gets 100% correct at a station, give them the corresponding station letter for their team to record on their team’s secret code tracker. After completing all 5 stations the students will rearrange the letters given to them to figure out the secret code. The stations can be completed in any order and each team is earning different letters towards a secret code so that it won’t matter if students overhear each other’s letters. The first team to finish and figure out their secret code wins!
Teacher Team Station Tracker
Check of each letter that a team earns - that way you can easily check how far each team is and who is stuck and needs help. This will also insure students complete each station completely and don’t not skip any stations before submitting the secret code to finish.
Station 1: European Exploration of Texas
Station 2: European Colonization of Texas
Station 3: European Colonization of Texas: Missions & Presidios
Station 4: Mexican Independence from Spain
Station 5: Mexican Settlement of Texas
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