On This Day: The Battle of the Alamo

A thought-provoking resource shares information on the Battle of the Alamo and its lasting impact on history. Scholars learn about Davy Crockett, a famous frontiersman, killed defending the Alamo. Video clips also explain that individuals rallied to the Texans' cause after Santa Anna's brutal defeat of the Alamo. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Compare the Texas Revolution to the Mexican War of Independence
  • Have learners research the men who defended the Alamo 
Classroom Considerations
  • Individuals must have a free C-SPAN Classroom account to access the material or use the following login Username: students, Password: C-SPANCLASSROOM
Pros
  • Video clips present different perspectives of the Battle of the Alamo
  • Resource is easy to pair with a longer lesson on the Alamo 
Cons
  • None