The purpose of this lesson is to have students understand the reasons for Spanish settlement of the El Paso valley in Texas, events that transpired there, and what life was like for Indians and Spanish settlers. Students will work in cooperative groups to view examples of rock art, research the culture that produced it, and write a short, guided essay describing the rock art’s origins.
Texas Beyond History
Lesson Plan - A thorough discussion of any given artifact can easily be based on Bloom’s Taxonomy, a teaching tool that can take students through the hierarchy of thinking levels, from simple and concrete to complex and abstract. Analyzing artifacts using Bloom’s Taxonomy allows students on all levels (from remedial to gifted and talented) to exercise the complete range of critical thinking skills.
Lesson Plan - students will map the ecoregions in Texas and illustrate native vegetation.
Lesson plan in which students will research archeological sites in Texas using Internet resources and create a class mural of poster board collages illustrating natural regions and the archeological sites found in them.