This is a thorough "Texas Revolution Unit" correlated to the Texas 4th Grade TEKS 4.3A,B,C,D,and F. With this resource, I have included a complete background of the Texas Revolution and the forming of "The Republic of Texas." I have included a Texas Revolution timeline with projects, key leaders biographies, a thorough Texas Rangers lesson with projects and more. I have also included nine differentiated Texas Revolution research and writing projects for the students to choose from Included as well: a Texas Revolution creative writing prompt and an "Texas Revolution Quiz.
Included with this resource:
Texas Revolution Background
Causes of the Texas Revolution
Texas Revolution Timeline
Texas Revolution Timeline Project
Texas Key Figures, Short Biographies for each person
Texas Rangers Lesson
Texas Rangers Projects
Nine Texas Revolution Research and Writing Projects
Texas Revolution Writing Prompt
Texas Revolution Quz
Even though this is directly tied to the 4th Grade TEKS, the lessons and projects could easily be used for older grade levels as well.
A rubric is also included.
This unit covers all the following Texas 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 Texans 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;
(C) identify leaders important to the founding of Texas as a republic and state, including José Antonio Navarro, Sam Houston, Mirabeau Lamar, and Anson Jones;
(D) describe the successes, problems, and organizations of the Republic of Texas such as the establishment of a constitution, economic struggles, relations with American Indians, and the Texas Rangers; and
(E) explain the events that led to the annexation of Texas to the United States, including the impact of the U.S.-Mexican War.
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