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Who Was Mary Maverick?

To begin a study of how to use primary source documents, class members read a brief biography of Mary Maverick, one of the first white women settlers in Texas, and answer comprehension questions based on the reading. The first is a series of five lessons based on Maverick's biography.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Although the lessons can be used independently, for maximin benefit, present them in order
  • Ask class members to consider how events might be viewed differently by others 
Pros

  • The biography provides essential background for subsequent lessons in the series
  • The questions focus readers' attention on important facts about Maverick's life and events she witnessed
Cons

  • None
Common Core

Included Materials

  • Editable Version
  • Memoirs of Mary A. Maverick
  • Letter