Texas Revolution Activity and Doodle Notes for Texas History 7th

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Learning Objective

Students will learn about the major battles of the Texas Revolution.


The Texas Revolution is the turning point in Texas History. Excite your students as you explore the Texas Revolution with a museum exhibit full of artifacts, quotes, biographies, artwork and maps. Engage your students in the Texas Revolution by learning about the battles and people who helped Texas gain independence!

In this resource you will receive:

PowerPoint Presentation – to guide your through the lesson step by step.

Informational Text - a timeline of informational text on the battles of the Texas Revolution. The key events on the timeline include: Battle of Goliad, Events in San Antonio, Battle of the Alamo, the Goliad Massacre, the Runaway Scrape, the Texas Declaration of Independence and the Battle of San Jacinto. Additional events are also included in this 6-page reading. The reading can be easily chucked to provide differentiation for your students.

Cartoon Notes Graphic Organizer - Your students can create their own notes from the timeline on this fun handout for notetaking.

Word Wall – important terms from the lesson have been turned into a word wall with images.

Lesson Plan – detailed directions for lesson.

Exhibit Activities – each exhibit Artifacts, In Their Own Words, Famous People, Artwork and Maps comes with several different activities for the students to choose to complete. All of the TEXAS HISTORY TEKS FOR 4TH AND 7TH are included in this activity

Formative Assessments - This activity is designed to take 6 or more class days of instruction and cover your entire Texas Revolution unit. I have included several different forms of formative assessments so you can check for understanding and keep your kids on task.

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Texas History Super Bundle TEKS

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4th Grade TEKS:

(3) History. The student understands the importance of the Texas Revolution, the Republic of Texas, and the annexation of Texas to the United States. The student is expected to:

(A) analyze the causes, major events, and effects of the Texas Revolution, including the Battle of the Alamo, the Texas Declaration of Independence, the Runaway Scrape, and the Battle of San Jacinto;

(B) summarize the significant contributions of individuals such as Texians William B. Travis, James Bowie, David Crockett, George Childress, and Sidney Sherman; Tejanos Juan Antonio Padilla, Carlos Espalier, Juan N. Seguín, Plácido Benavides, and José Francisco Ruiz; Mexicans Antonio López de Santa Anna and Vicente Filisola; and non-combatants Susanna Dickinson and Enrique Esparza;

7th Grade TEKS:

(3) History. The student understands how individuals, events, and issues related to the Texas Revolution shaped the history of Texas. The student is expected to:

(B) explain the roles played by significant individuals during the Texas Revolution, including George Childress, Lorenzo de Zavala, James Fannin, Sam Houston, Antonio López de Santa Anna, Juan N. Seguín, and William B. Travis;

(C) explain the issues surrounding significant events of the Texas Revolution, including the Battle of Gonzales, William B. Travis's letter "To the People of Texas and All Americans in the World," the siege of the Alamo and all the heroic defenders who gave their lives there, the Constitutional Convention of 1836, Fannin's surrender at Goliad, and the Battle of San Jacinto;

Total Pages
150 pages
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Teaching Duration
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