Why Lesson Planet?
Students explore the history of Texas. Through researching factual books and folktales, students share their information about Texas. They discuss the Trail of Tears, Davy Crockett, the flags of Texas, and Sam Houston. Students write a compare/contrast essay to explore the differences between the folktales and truth. Through discussion and written essays, students identify the way Sam Houston and Mirabeau Lamar dealt with the Indians.