Texas Empresarios COLONIZATION OF TEXAS Reading and Discussion Activity

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Debate the colonization of Texas with this fun activity. Students will be given background information from a reading on the colonization of Texas. They will debate the solutions to different scenarios experienced by Stephen F. Austin and the American colonists during the Mexican National Era.

With this resource, you will receive:
Directions for how to conduct the activity.
– Content readings and discussion questions on the colonization of Texas including: Moses Austin, Stephen F. Austin, Erasmo Seguin, Baron de Bastrop, Green DeWitt and Martin De Leon.
-Scenario questions for your students to debate.
Graphic Organizer for the colonizers and their impact on Texas.
Chart summarizing the purposes and methods of colonization by the Spanish, Mexicans and Anglo-Americans.
Triple Venn Diagram to process the different purposes and methods of colonization.

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(2)  History. The student understands how individuals, events, and issues through the Mexican National Era shaped the history of Texas. The student is expected to:
(D)  identify the individuals, issues, and events related to Mexico becoming an independent nation and its impact on Texas, including …the Mexican federal Constitution of 1824, the merger of Texas and Coahuila as a state, the State Colonization Law of 1825, and slavery;
(E)  identify the contributions of significant individuals, including Moses Austin, Stephen F. Austin, Erasmo Seguín, Martín De León, and Green DeWitt, during the Mexican settlement of Texas; and
(F)  contrast Spanish, Mexican, and Anglo purposes for and methods of settlement in Texas.

(21)  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 electronic technology. The student is expected to:
(A)  differentiate between, locate, and use valid primary and secondary sources such as computer software, databases, media and news services, biographies, interviews, and artifacts to acquire information about Texas;
(B)  analyze information by sequencing, categorizing, identifying cause-and-effect relationships, comparing, contrasting, finding the main idea, summarizing, making generalizations and predictions, and drawing inferences and conclusions;
(C)  organize and interpret information from outlines, reports, databases, and visuals, including graphs, charts, timelines, and maps;


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