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.
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.
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.