• Native Texans/Regions Postcards

    After learning about the regions of Texas, and the indegenious people that inhabited each region, students wrote a postcard to a "friend" describing the region they chose.

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  • Explorers' Flowchart

    After learning about the five significant early explorers in Texas History, students placed them in chronological order using a flow chart.

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  • Conquistador Advertisement

    Using infromation gathered from Spanish explorers lesson, students created an advertisement to recruit explorers for future expeditons.

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  • Mission System Brace Map

    Students gathered information on the mission system in Spanish Texas. Students then created a brace map to justify the purpose of each part of the mission system.

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  • Filibuster Headstone

    After reading about the Filibuster Expeditions into New Spain, students chose one filibuster and designed a headstone for the filibsuterer. Students' information on the headstone included: where they were from, what year did they enter Texas, where did they go in Texas, and why were they in Texas.

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    Empresario Advertisement

    Students created a fictitious empresario advertisement luring American settlers looking for cheap land to Texas. Information students needed on their assignment included: year of settlement, geographical description of the area, and land terms required by the Mexican government.

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  • Texas Annexation- "Just Say No" Poster

    Students analyzed reasons for and against Texas annextion. Using fictional interviews, students created posters persuading Texans to vote no on annexation, and had to list reasons why groups in Texas feared annexation.

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  • Check Out My Country!

    As a way to evaluate the characteristics of limited and unlimited government, students created their own countries. Each student attached a constitution stating if their country would practice a limited or unlimited government.

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  • Haiti's Development Flow Chart

    In order to spiral in several social studies strands into one assignment, students synthesized prior information of Haiti's government, economy, and history by creating a flow chart explaining the the factors leading to the underdevelopment of Haiti.

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  • Colonization/Conquest Multi-Flow Chart

    Students participated in a gallery walk in order to identify how life was in Central America before Spanish colonization and after colonization. Using the information collected from the gallery walk activity, students created a multi-flow chart to illustrate the effect of Spanish colonization and conquest in Central America.

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  • S. America Government Tree Map

    Students classified the three type of governments found in South America, and listed characteristics of each government.

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Last Modified on January 13, 2014