Mexican American War Primary Sources and Writing

What are just reasons for war? Your students will explore the Mexican-American War in a reading and visual activity. Students will begin the activity with an anticipation guide associated with causes of the Mexican-American War. They will then work with a partner to read about the Mexican-American War and answer discussion questions. The activity concludes with a writing assignment. This resource includes Google Slides™.

 

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What are just reasons for war? Your students will explore the Mexican-American War in a reading and visual activity. Students will begin the activity with an anticipation guide associated with causes of the Mexican-American War. They will then work with a partner to read about the Mexican-American War and answer discussion questions. The activity concludes with a writing assignment. This resource includes Google Slides™.
 
You will receive:
 
Word Wall terms for vocabulary instruction
 
-a 12 page presentation with images of the Mexican-American War to analyze and guide you through the activity
 
-a 5 page reading on the following topics: Causes of the War, Invasion into Mexico and The Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo
 
Google Slides™
 
-a script for the presentation
 
Writing prompts, and
 
-a 3 Point Review Game.
 
2019 TEKS for 7th Grade Texas History
(4) History. The student understands how individuals, events, and issues shaped the history of the Republic of Texas and early Texas statehood. The student is expected to:
(C) identify individuals, events, and issues during early Texas statehood, including the U.S.-Mexican War, the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo, slavery, and the Compromise of 1850.
 
 
2019 TEKS for 8th Grade US History
(6) History. The student understands westward expansion and its effects on the political, economic, and social development of the nation. The student is expected to:
(B) analyze the westward growth of the nation, including the Louisiana Purchase and Manifest Destiny; and
(C) explain the causes and effects of the U.S.-Mexican War and their impact on the United States.
 
(29) Social studies skills. The student applies critical-thinking skills to organize and use information acquired through established research methodologies from a variety of valid sources, including technology. The student is expected to:
(A) differentiate between, locate, and use valid primary and secondary sources such as media and news services, biographies, interviews, and artifacts to acquire information about the United States;
(B) analyze information by applying absolute and relative chronology through sequencing, categorizing, identifying cause-and-effect relationships, comparing, contrasting, finding the main idea, summarizing, making generalizations and predictions, and drawing inferences and conclusions;
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