•                                       Texas Revolution

    Quotes:  The enemy is receiving reinforcements daily and will no doubt increase to three or four thousand in four or five days. If this call is neglected, I am determined to sustain myself as long as possible and die like a soldier who never forgets what is due to his own honor and that of his country. Victory or death. 

     William B. Travis Feb. 24th, 1836

    The Unanimous Declaration of Independence made by the Delegate of the People of Texas in General Convention at the town of Washington on the 2nd day of March 1836
    When a government has ceased to protect the lives, liberty and property of the people, from whom its legitimate powers are derived, and for the advancement of whose happiness it was instituted, and so far from being a guarantee for the enjoyment of those inestimable and inalienable rights, becomes an instrument in the hands of evil rulers for their oppression.

                                                                    ”Where Academics and Character Matter”

    The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.      Martin Luther King. Jr.

                                                                               Unit overview:

    This Unit examines the concept of revolution and character.  Students will learn about the causes and the significance of major events/people during the Texas Revolution. This unit will also look at how individuals can shaped history through their actions and character. Students will develop formal research skills, developing outlines and improve their expository writing skills. Also, we will analyze historical film for accuracy and depiction based on historical knowledge and understanding. The academic writing process for expository essays will be developed by the students. Exploring history through the perspective of individuals and their character will be investigated in this unit.

    Learning objective:

    ·       Identifying  historical figures in the Texas Revolution and their roles

    ·       Making connections between people, places, and events for open dialogues as historians

    ·       Analyzing events and its significance

    ·       Describing their character and justify their actions during the Texas Revolution

    ·       Improving research skills and writing a bibliography

    ·       Creating an outline for essay writing

    ·       Writing expository essays

    Primary source of information: Students' planner and History spiral:

    This website is considered a secondary source:


    SS.7.3B Explain the roles played by significant individuals during the Texas Revolution, including George Childress, Lorenzo de Zavala, James Fannin, Sam Houston, Antonio López de Santa Anna, Juan N. Seguín, and William B. Travis.

    SS.7.3C Explain the issues surrounding significant events of the Texas Revolution, including the Battle of Gonzales, William B. Travis's letter "To the People of Texas and All Americans in the World," the siege of the Alamo and all the heroic defenders who gave their lives there, the Constitutional Convention of 1836, Fannin's surrender at Goliad, and the Battle of San Jacinto.

    SS.7.21D Identify points of view from the historical context surrounding an event and the frame of reference that influenced the participants. SS.7.21C Organize and interpret information from outlines, reports, databases, and visuals, including graphs, charts, timelines, and maps.

    SS.7.21D Identify points of view from the historical context surrounding an event and the frame of reference that influenced the participants.

    SS.7.22D Create written, oral, and visual presentations of social studies information.

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