Students read an account of the colonization of Texas, how settlers were enticed to move to Texas in the 1820s, and a comparison of life in Stephen Austin and Green DeWitt's colonies. They then answer 15 questions (one is a creative task). The answers are included where appropriate and this would be great for a sub!
Sample questions include:
--How did Noah and his family learn of the opportunities in Texas?
--Identify 3 ways the reality in Texas differed from Robertson’s presentation.
--Do you think Robertson would have been successful in recruiting settlers if he had made an honest presentation about Texas? Why or why not?
--Why do you think the men, women, and children each had a different reaction to being among the first few batches of settlers?
--Do you think Noah stayed in Texas? Why or why not?
--What role did San Felipe play in the development of Texas?
You might be interested in related resources:
Texas Colonization BUNDLE
Texas Primary Source Analysis BUNDLE
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