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Lesson Plan: The Battle of San Jacinto

Details of the Lesson

This lesson is designed for high school students studying Texas history. It will cover the Battle of San Jacinto, which took place on April 21, 1836, and resulted in the defeat of the Mexican army and the establishment of the Republic of Texas.

Learning Outcomes

  • Know the key events and figures involved in the Battle of San Jacinto.
  • Understand the significance of the battle in Texas history.
  • Be able to analyze primary source documents related to the battle.

Methodology

The lesson will begin with a brief lecture on the background of the Texas Revolution and the events leading up to the Battle of San Jacinto. Students will then work in small groups to analyze primary source documents related to the battle, such as letters from soldiers and newspaper articles. Finally, the class will come together for a discussion and analysis of the documents.

Resources/Materials

  • Primary source documents related to the Battle of San Jacinto
  • Whiteboard and markers
  • Handouts with discussion questions

Activities

  • Lecture on the background of the Texas Revolution and the events leading up to the Battle of San Jacinto
  • Small group analysis of primary source documents
  • Class discussion and analysis of the documents

Assessment

Students will be assessed on their participation in the small group analysis and class discussion, as well as their ability to analyze the primary source documents. They will also be given a short quiz at the end of the lesson to test their knowledge of the key events and figures involved in the Battle of San Jacinto.

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12 months ago
This lesson plan complies with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for high school Texas history.

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