Texas Missions Teacher Resources
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Mission System of Texas
Students create a storybook about Texas missions including the history of why they were built. They research and create pictures depicting how and why the missions were built. They write and illustrate the primary groups of people found at Texas misssion sites, their roles, and why the Texas mission system eventually failed.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 23 Downloads
Students explore the meanings of the word "treasure," and examine the use of clay in the construction of buildings in San Antonio, Texas. They examine clay artifacts, and watch a video about pottery artist, Harding Black. Students then create a standing mission facade using clay as a culminating activity.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 15 Downloads
Friar Margil and the Spanish Missions
Students examine the concepts of diversity and assimilation. They identify the validity of sources and recognize bias, and create original illustrations from the students' point of view which show the impact of the Spanish friars on the lives of the native people of Texas.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 7 Views 15 Downloads
Fourth graders recognize that the Tejanas were Texas women of Spanish-Mexican origin who contributed to the history of Texas. Students read and research the Tejanas women, complete an essay about a day in the life of a Tejanas woman ,and complete a Jeopardy game.
4th Language Arts 3 Views 9 Downloads
Mission Nuestra Señora de la Concepción and the Spanish Mission in the New World
Young scholars explore Spanish missions. In this research skills lesson, students research Internet and print sources regarding the architecture, purposes, and functionality of Spanish missions.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 43 Downloads
Friar Margil and the Spanish Missions
Seventh graders review the differences between primary and secondary sources. They are told that the Father Margil illustration can be used as a primary source. Students define the terms "assimilation" and "diversity." They use information in the biography in "The Handbook of Texas" as an introduction to Father Margil.
7th Social Studies & History 6 Views 28 Downloads
Fifth graders create a simulated battle where Canadians try to take over Maine. In this Alamo simulation instructional activity, 5th graders reconstruct events to understand the battle of the Alamo and The Texas Declaration of Independence from Mexico.
5th Social Studies & History 7 Views 36 Downloads
Creating Architectural Drawings with Computer Aided Drafting
There is nothing more enjoyable than a good old fashioned engineering and design project. Kids explore architectural drawing by analyzing the San Antonio Missions using autoCad software. The lesson plan focuses on using the software to aid in the drafting process, the application of the software is not included in this lesson plan.
8th - 12th Technology & Engineering 6 Views 8 Downloads
Remember the Alamo
Eighth graders comprehend how the siege of the Alamo and the Texas revolution laid the groundwork for the United States-Mexican War. They discuss how westward expansion led to Texas Independence. Students complete the "Remeber the Alamo" worksheet.
8th Social Studies & History 23 Views 57 Downloads
The Great Depression
There is nothing like a historic photograph to move your learners. Pictures tell stories in an organic and emotional way. Explore the causes of the dust bowl and the great depression with your class. Each slide contains a single black and white image taken during the depression, they depict everything from picket lines to mothers and children.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 42 Views 67 Downloads
Digging Deeper in Mission San Saba
Seventh graders explain Spanish motives for establishing Mission San Sab?? and the reasons for the mission's failure. This activity should be used when students already have an understanding of the Spanish mission-presidio system in Texas.
7th Social Studies & History 3 Views 8 Downloads
Bison Sites of Texas
Students locate bison-related sites on a map and identify important bison-related sites. The Bison has had a profound effect on the history of Texas and studenst discover the importance of the animal to the history of the state.
4th - 9th Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 Downloads
Appointment of Legislative Seats
Sixth graders explain how members of the U.S. House of Representatives are apportioned according to the population of the states. They review the handouts showing Texas congressional districts and population of each of the districts according to the census of 1950 and examine the materials, but confine questions to a descriptive level such as "What do you notice about these handouts?
6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
New Review Saving the Wild: Conservation Around the World
Enhance your unit on conservation, ecosystems, or migration with a series of lessons about ways to save the wild around the world. Kids research types of conservation, such as recycling, and use their geography skills to map the disappearing wetlands and migration route of gray whales.
6th - 8th Science 25 Views 10 Downloads
Colonial North America
Showcase the religion, conflicts, daily life, and politics of Colonial North America. A very well-done presentation highlights all the major colonial groups, social norms, demographics, and political struggles of the time. Perfect for an independent work station, and great for note taking or for added interest during lecture.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 90 Views 151 Downloads
Monuments (and Landmarks)
Distinguishing between and understanding the purpose of landmarks and monuments is the focus a short activity designed to provide all learners with the context of a performance task. Images of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, the Paul Revere statue, and the Mount St.
6th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download
Using a Map to Locate Places
Here is a good way to explore the concept of map skills. In this geography lesson, young geographers discover how to read a map and the elements printed on the map. They hunt for states, captials, and National Parks on a map.
1st - 2nd Language Arts 18 Views 269 Downloads