Texas European Settlers History Exploration Unit! TEKS 4.2A,B,C,D,and F

Texas European Settlers History Exploration  Unit! TEKS 4.2A,B,C,D,and F
Texas European Settlers History Exploration  Unit! TEKS 4.2A,B,C,D,and F
Texas European Settlers History Exploration  Unit! TEKS 4.2A,B,C,D,and F
Texas European Settlers History Exploration  Unit! TEKS 4.2A,B,C,D,and F
Texas European Settlers History Exploration  Unit! TEKS 4.2A,B,C,D,and F
Texas European Settlers History Exploration  Unit! TEKS 4.2A,B,C,D,and F
Texas European Settlers History Exploration  Unit! TEKS 4.2A,B,C,D,and F
Texas European Settlers History Exploration  Unit! TEKS 4.2A,B,C,D,and F
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This is a thorough "Texas European Exploration" Unit correlated to the Texas 4th Grade TEKS 4.2A,B,C,D,and F. With this unit, I have included a background lesson on European exploration as well as thorough timeline and timeline activity. Also included is a set of writing research projects with a theme of "Early European Exploration of Texas" for students to complete. The projects are engaging, fun and also integrate many of the language arts skills taught in 4th grade. They will make wonderful displays for your "Texas" theme classroom. As well, this unit includes a matching activity, a writing essay project and a full rubric.

From writing about Martin De Leon, Moses Austin or many others, the students will take part in three in depth studies about the European settlement in Texas.

Even though this product is directly tied to the 4th Grade TEKS, the lessons and projects could easily be used for older grade levels as well.

Included with this unit:
*Teacher Page
*European Exploration Background Lesson
*European Exploration Timeline
*European Exploration Timeline Activity
*Three Pages of European Exploration Projects
*Writing Essay
*Texas Early European Exploration Matching Test For Students
*Rubric For Projects

This lesson covers the Texas Social Studies TEKS:
4.2) History. The student understands the causes and effects of European exploration and colonization of Texas and North America. The student is expected to:

(A) summarize motivations for European exploration and settlement of Texas, including economic opportunity, competition, and the desire for expansion;

(B) identify the accomplishments and explain the impact of significant explorers, including Cabeza de Vaca; Francisco Coronado; and René Robert Cavelier, Sieur de la Salle, on the settlement of Texas;

(C) explain when, where, and why the Spanish established settlements and Catholic missions in Texas as well as important individuals such as José de Escandón;

(D) identify Texas' role in the Mexican War of Independence and the war's impact on the development of Texas; and

(E) identify the accomplishments and explain the economic motivations and impact of significant empresarios, including Stephen F. Austin and Martín de León, on the settlement of Texas.


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