Unit: The Battle of the Alamo

In this unit, students will use exploratory methods to research and discuss the Battle of the Alamo and the events surrounding it in a group setting. They will design a chronological timeline of the events surrounding the Battle of the Alamo and identify the important persons involved and their contributions using Web 2.0 technologies. Students will analyze and compare the motivations of both factions in the conflict between the Texians and Mexicans, evaluate the arguments of the two sides, and then defend their own position with supporting factual evidence in a modified debate and share/discuss that information via the classroom wiki. Finally, students will be able to apply critical research skills to investigate their topics, work collaboratively in small groups to: evaluate the project; write on the significance of the outcomes; respond to a “”what if”” prompt, all with the use of Web 2.0 technologies (i.e. GoogleDocs, Bubbl.us, WordPress, Smart board, etc.), then submit and share via the classroom Wiki.




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