A 6 slide #slideshow describing the causes and effects of the #BattleofGonzales, including the Grass Fight, Battle of the #Alamo, and #TX becoming its own country. Includes pictures for emphasis on key points.
3 posters on 3 battles of the Texas Revolution: Battle of Gonzales, Battle of the Alamo and Battle of San Jacinto. The can be printed on a poster maker or printed for notes in a student activity or Gallery walk.
George W. Davis - immortalized as one of the original 18 freedom fighters that stood off a force of 120 soldiers in the Mexican army, in the incident that became known as the "Come-And-Take-It" canon incident in Gonzales,Texas. Of these 18 men, five later died in the Alamo. Others, including Davis participated in one or more subsequent confrontations with the Mexican centralist army. Davis had several relatives who were in the relief force that died in the Alamo.
Creed Taylor, During the Texas Revolution, Taylor participated in the Battle of Gonzales, the "Grass Fight", the Battle of Conception, the Storming of Béxar and the Battle of San Jacinto, but that was not the end of his fighting days. He took part in the Battle of Plum Creek, fighting against the Comanches in 1840 and fought the Indians in several other battles as a Texas Ranger under Captain Jack Hayes. Read story here
In March 1831, the Mexican Army loaned a small cannon to the colony of San Antonio. It was then transported to Gonzales, Texas. At the minor skirmish known as the Battle of Gonzales—the first battle of the Texas Revolution against Mexico—a small group of Texans successfully resisted the Mexican forces who had orders to seize their cannon. As a symbol of defiance, the Texans had fashioned a flag with a black star and an image of the cannon which they had received from Mexican officials.
Texas Revolution Lap Book. Students made lap books out of Manila folders. We glued on a sheet of paper to make a pocket for their expository text, DBQs, and notes. Every day we added a graphic organizer. Students created cartoon strips about the Battle of Gonzales. Students then used the lap book to make Texas Revolution story quilts. See Texas Revolution Story Quilt pin.
Come and Take It Texas Flag - Slogan at Battle of Gonzales