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The Alamo

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1836 - Fall of the Alamo (Alamo site | Alamo online interpretive story)


  1. Research the fall of the Alamo taking notes while using a URL site, an encyclopedia and a picture book.
  2. As a character at the Alamo, use the notes to create an illustrated journal containing 6 - 7 entries which reveal important incidents and discoveries.
  3. Organize a focused narrative which:
    • includes background information about how and why the Alamo situation came about
    • contains information of what happened at the Alamo
    • uses supporting details to explain how the incident at the Alamo affected the growth history of the United States!
  4. Create an artifact packet (use a gallon plastic bag) which includes primary source documents, miniature props, and a descriptive index of the contents related to the siege and battle of the Alamo.

  1. Hoobler, Dorothy. Promise At the Alamo
  2. Jakes, John. Susanna of the Alamo: A True Story
  3. Fisher, Leonard Everett. The Alamo.
  4. Santella, Andrew. The Battle of the Alamo

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