The Annexation of Texas Activity with Google Slides and Doodle Notes

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The annexation of Texas was a hotly debated issue. It is one of the key turning points in both American and Texas History. What were the issues that were involved?

The lesson begins with an activity called "Get a Clue" to introduce the word wall terms. This game is also offered with Boom Cards™ for distance learning. Students will then read about the issues concerning annexation and complete Cartoon Notes. When students understand the pros and cons of annexation, they will write a debate and act-it-out using puppets. Google Slides™ have been added for distance learning.

This activity includes:

-Word Wall Terms,

-5 pages of informational text (2 in favor, 2 opposed and 1 page on the result),

-2 different Doodle Notes graphic organizers,

-Directions for the Puppet Show Debate,

-Google Slides for Distance Learning,

-Rubric for the Puppet Show, and

-Puppets to create.

⭐Please download the preview for images and a sample of the activity. ⭐

Doodle Notes is a trademarked term - used with permission.

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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:

(E) explain the events that led to the annexation of Texas to the United States, including the impact of the U.S.-Mexican War.

7th Grade TEKS:

(4) History. The student understands how individuals, events, and issues shaped the history of the Republic of Texas and early Texas statehood. The student is expected to:

(A) identify individuals, events, and issues during the administrations of Republic of Texas Presidents Houston, Lamar, and Jones,

(B) analyze the causes of and events leading to Texas annexation; and

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30 pages
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