Students complete 8 map activities to review Texas History. The topics covered include a political map, the regions of Texas, early Native Americans, exploration, missions, Mexico's fight for independence and empresarios, the Texas Revolution, and Texas state symbols. In addition to traditional map labeling and shading, there are 12 analytical/opinion/discussion questions for students to answer. This could work for a sub, as chapter reviews, or as an end of year overarching review. An answer key is not included because most of the questions will vary from student to student.
The first page of the file is teacher information, then there is one page of instructions for each map, and lastly there is the blank map of Texas which can be printed and copied for each student when ready to be used (or laminated and students reuse it each time with a white board marker).
Sample questions/tasks include:
--In each region, write 3 words and create 1 image that represent something unique about it.
--Could the empresario settlements have happened if the fight for Mexican Independence had not? Why or why not?
--Discuss the significance of the Turtle Bayou Resolutions.
--Draw the flag for, and explain the meaning of, “Come and Take It.”
You might be interested in some related resources:
Texas History Maps Part 2
If you want an activity or project you can use for any topic, click here:
Resources for ANY History Topic