Mexican-American War

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Teach the history and significance of the Mexican American War with our engaging Mexican American War Lesson Plan. Students will be able to summarize the Mexican-American War, identify people, events, and the results of the war, as well as label the territory/states obtained following the war.

Mexican American War Lesson Plan Includes:

  • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
  • Instructional Content Pages about the Mexican American War
  • Map Activity for states and territories involved in the Mexican American War
  • Mexican American War themed crossword puzzle
  • Answer Key
  • Common Core State Standards
  • Many Additional Links and Resources
  • Built for Grades 4-6 but can be adapted for other grade levels.

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Teach the history and significance of the Mexican American War with our engaging Mexican American War Lesson Plan. Students will be able to summarize the Mexican-American War, identify people, events, and the results of the war, as well as label the territory/states obtained following the war.

Sample Classroom Procedure / Teacher Resources Snippet:

  1. Ask students to imagine if Canada took over all of the states on its border with America. Ask them how things might be different in the coming years, or what effect it might have on the rest of America.
  2. Allow for responses and a discussion.
  3. Introduce the dispute with the Mexican-American border and the war with Mexico.
  4. Distribute the Mexican-American War content page. Read and review the information with the students, checking for understanding and answering any questions the students may have about the content.
  5. Distribute the Activity page, colored pencils, U.S. Map. Instruct students to find the states listed and to draw them onto the blank outline map.
  6. Tell students to shade in each state a different color, and to be sure to show the borders correctly.
  7. Check the students work and then distribute the Homework page.
  8. Check the homework the next day.
  9. Close the lesson by asking students if they believe there are still border disputes throughout the world today. You may wish to discuss immigration and other issues related to borders of countries.

Common Core State Standards:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.3,  CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.5,  CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.3,  CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.7,  CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.3,  CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.2,  CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.3,  CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.7,  CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.2,  CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6.4,  CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6.10

Class Sessions (45 minutes):  1 – 2 class sessions

Additional Resources:

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Additional information

Grade Level

4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

Subject

Social Studies

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