Mary Maverick and Texas History - Part 1

What's the difference between a diary and a memoir? Young historians explore the ramifications of this question as they learn how to use primary source materials to gain an understanding of life on the Texas frontier.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Ask class members to imagine how this same event might be told from a non Anglo Texan point of view
Pros

  • All the documents in the the series of lessons are related to the life of Mary Maverick
  • Kids read Maverick's description of the same event in her diary and in her memoir and compare the two
  • Groups again use the SOAPS method of question to examine the documents
Cons

  • None
Common Core