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The Revolution Era. SEE, THINK, WONDER. Learning Target. I can explain the significance of major battles in the Texas Revolution. Warm up. “War is our only recourse. There is no other remedy. We must defend our rights, ourselves, and our country by force of arms.” Stephen F. Austin.

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Learning target
Learning Target

I can explain the significance of major battles in the Texas Revolution.


Warm up

“War is our only recourse. There is no other remedy. We must defend our rights, ourselves, and our country by force of arms.”

Stephen F. Austin

  • What kind of source is this? How do you know? Justify your answer.

  • Do you agree or disagree with Austin’s quote?

  • What is significant about Austin speaking these words instead of another colonist?


Battles Research

Rotate through the centers to find out about each battle.

Use the information on the readings, videos, and/or power points to help you understand each battle of the Texas Revolution.



Reciprocal teaching activity
Reciprocal Teaching Activity

  • You and your partner are going to read about the Battle of the Alamo. As you read, you need to highlight important facts about the battle.

  • After reading, write down your summary and the significance of the battle, and create 2 questions for your partner to answer about the battle.

  • Compare your summaries and ask your partner the 2 questions that you created over the event

  • Then collectively predict what you think will happen next in the Texas Revolution.


Battle of gonzales
Battle of Gonzales

Play video from beginning up until the 2 minute mark.


Discussion questions
Discussion Questions

  • Why was the Mexican Army in Gonzales?

  • Why do you think the colonists didn’t just give the cannon to the Mexican Army? What individual right do you think the colonists were trying to protect?

  • Why is the Battle of Gonzales significant?


Writing prompt
Writing Prompt

How do you think Mexico should respond to the events that took place at the Battle of Gonzales?


The alamo reading

Santa Anna

The Alamo - Reading

William B. Travis

Jim Bowie

Susanna Dickinson

Juan Seguín


Reciprocal teaching activity1
Reciprocal Teaching Activity

  • You and your partner are going to read about the Battle of the Alamo. As you read, you need to highlight important facts about the battle.

  • After reading, write down your summary and the significance of the battle, and create 2 questions for your partner to answer about the battle.

  • Compare your summaries and ask your partner the 2 questions that you created over the event

  • Then collectively predict what you think will happen next in the Texas Revolution.



Discussion questions1
Discussion Questions

  • What message was Santa Anna trying to send at the Battle of the Alamo?

  • What were the results of the Battle of the Alamo?

  • Why is the Battle of the Alamo significant?


Writing prompt1
Writing Prompt

Which battle was more significant; the battle of Gonzales or the battle of the Alamo? Explain your answer.


Battle cinquain
Battle Cinquain

  • Line 1: Name of the major battle

  • Line 2: two words to describe the battle

  • Line 3: three action words (-ing) to summarize the battle

  • Line 4: four-word summary of the significance of the battle

  • Line 5: one-word synonym for the battle

Gonzales

Short, Necessary

Warning, Alarming, Defending

Started the Texas Revolution

First

Example


Swbts
SWBTS

Using 1 of the battles studied today, complete the following summary stem.

__________ wanted ________ but then _______ so ___________.


Swbts1
SWBTS

Using 1 of the battles we studied today, complete the following summary stem.

______wanted _________ but then

_________________________ so _______________.

Travis

more men

he was trapped at the Alamo

he sent a letter


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