As students watch the video, they complete an interactive notesheet with fill-in-the-blanks, critical thinking questions, a warm-up, a thinking map, and a summary at the end to answer the exploration question. The video and note sheet covers the story and history of the battle of the Alamo starting with Steve Austin starting the first American settlement in Texas, Santa Anna's policies and infringements on their rights (including ending slavery), the amazing battle at the Alamo, and how the massacre that took place led Texans to win their independence in the battle of San Jacinto.
The video helps visual learners with on-screen text of the main ideas, powerful images, and it reviews the important concepts to ensure comprehension and is very engaging for students from 4-8 grade students!
After the video, students take a quickauto-graded Google Form quiz(a printable PDF is also available) to check for understanding! Then, there is an optionalextension lessonthat hasstudents read a powerful primary source, "A Letter the People of Texas and All Americans" and answer scaffolded questions to build critical thinking skills!
This is perfect for homework or in-class work, for a flipped classroom, and it can serve as the main lesson or a supplemental activity! Teachers can pause as needed or if students have their own devices they can learn at their own pace! And there are answer keys for everything!