This lesson focuses on the causes of the Mexican American War, Texas Annexation, the voice of opposition from Henry David Thoreau, the Mexican Cession and a look into Mexican immigration today. It is aligned with English Language Arts and Social Studies Common Core standards that will keep your students engaged.
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This lesson includes writing strategies, PowerPoints, primary source documents, DBQs, geography, and video clip from "The People Speak."
This lesson also includes level 2 and 3 DOK (Depth of Knowledge) questions, and this unit is differentiated for struggling students and EL students...and much more.
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