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38 reviewed resources for annexation of texas

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The Beginning of the War -- Two Views on Texas

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars discuss the factors that can lead to war, and the motivations of countries going into war. They research two viewpoints on Texas during the Mexican War and participate in a debate with their classmates.
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The Question of Annexation

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine the sequence of events that led up to the annexation of Texas to the United States. They create a timeline of significant events, analyze primary source letters from this time period, and write a letter from the point of...
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Texas Revolution

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
New ReviewDeep in the heart of Texas is the spirit of a once-independence nation. The Republic of Texas was a sovereign country, and learners explore its declaration of independence and political pamphlets. After considering the causes of Texas...
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Mary Maverick and Texas History - Part 1

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
What's the difference between a diary and a memoir? Young historians explore the ramifications of this question as they learn how to use primary source materials to gain an understanding of life on the Texas frontier.
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Curriculum Guide For Teaching Texas History

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Follow Texas history from Native Americans all the way to the 21st Century. Teachers analyze the creation of a year-long course on Texas history and use a wide range of teaching subjects and materials to guide them through the state's...
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Mary Maverick and Texas History - Part 2

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
To conclude their investigation of the life of Mary Maverick and to demonstrate their ability to analyze primary source documents, groups use the SOAPS questioning method to examine Maverick's account of events in early Texas history.
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Notable "Texans" of the Texas Revolution

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers investigate why and how certain historical figures became famous in relation to the Texas Revolution. They view and discuss a variety of images, then in small groups record the names of individuals involved in the Texas...
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Statehood Procedures

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers will give oral presentations where they summarize information on their research of the annexation of Texas. They must identify important individuals involved in the annexation, explain points of view, and give an oral...
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Primary Source Adventures: Texas Annexation: United We Stand? Lesson Plan

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders study the national effect that the annexation of Texas had on the 1844 Presidential election using primary source documents which they access through web based sources. They examine slavery in Texas during the 1840's and...
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Manifest Destiny and the War with Mexico

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Explore the causes and effects of the Mexican-American War with this fantastic resource, a two-week unit of eight lessons on such topics as Manifest Destiny, the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, and the annexation of Texas. The unit...
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Lincoln's Spot Resolutions

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students take a closer look at historical relations between the United States and Mexico. In this Texas annexation lesson, students examine primary documents authored by Zachary Taylor, James Polk, and Abraham Lincoln to consider why the...
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Who Was Mary Maverick?

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
To begin a study of how to use primary source documents, class members read a brief biography of Mary Maverick, one of the first white women settlers in Texas, and answer comprehension questions based on the reading. The first is a...
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Texas Independence

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore why Texas declared independence from Mexico. In this Texas history lesson, students read four different primary source documents about Texan independence. They then answer inquiry questions about their reading.
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Mexican War

For Students 5th - 12th Standards
Did you know that without the Mexican War, the United States would not include the states of Arizona, California, New Mexico, Texas, Nevada, Utah, and even parts of Colorado? Scholars learn a variety of interesting facts about the...
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Making Cents of Independence

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Have your class explore the history of Texas using this comprehensive lesson! They read about Texas' march toward statehood, the Alamo, and more. There is a series of worksheets, graphic organizers, and a rubric which make this activity...
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Sam Houston for President...Again

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders discover the political career of Sam Houston. In this Texas history activity, 4th graders research primary resources and create a modern-day version of Sam Houston's political campaign of the 1840s.
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Statehood Procedures

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students identify important individuals in the annexation of Texas. In this annexation of Texas lesson plan, students learn about the annexation, the people involved, and summarize what they have learned.
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The Election of 1844

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Briefly detailing the goals and issues within the Polk election and presidency, this presentation can help your students to bridge their knowledge of American politics and issues prior to the Civil War. It includes photographs of Polk,...
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Immigration and Identity

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students will analyze four historical events: The Annexation of U.S. Southwest, The Mexican Revolution, The Great Depression, and World War II. They determine how each event affected immigration to the U.S. from Mexico and Central...
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Applying the SOAPS Method of Analyzing Historical Documents

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
Young historians use the SOAPS (Speaker, Occasion, Audience, Purpose, Subject) method of questioning to determine the historical value of primary source documents. The third in a series of five lessons that model for learners how...
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A "State of the Arts" Coin

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students study the historical figures depicted on the quarter and explore how symbols of U.S. patriotism were used in its various designs. They research symbols of Texas and choose one to draw in a design for a Texas quarter. in...
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Making Cents of Independence

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students explore the causes and major events of the Texan and American revolutions. Comparisons and contrasts are made between the two revolutionary experiences and applied to the symbolism used on the Texas State quarter.
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Texas Weather Report

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students use provided links to observe selected weather sites and collect temperature and precipitation data for listed cities. They enter the information onto their spreadsheet. Students study maps of the Texas natural reagions,...
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Identifying Primary Source Documents

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
Who is Mary Maverick and why is she important? the focus of this, the second in a series of five lessons that are designed to introduce middle schoolers to how historians use primary source documents to understand the past, is on how to...

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