ERIC Number: ED429883
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Duel of Eagles: Conflicts in the Southwest, 1820-1848. A Unit of Study for Grades 8-12.
Arevalo, John; Drake, James; Sesso, Gloria; Vigilante, David
This teaching unit represents a specific "dramatic moment" in history that can allow students to delve into the deeper meanings of selected landmark events and explore their wider context in the great historical narrative. Studying a crucial turning point in history helps students realize that history is an ongoing, open-ended process, and that the decisions made today create the conditions of tomorrow's history. This unit is about the historical episode called the "Duel of Eagles." The Duel of Eagles took place in the Southwest between 1820 and 1848. The guide presents the period from the opening of Spanish Texas to Anglo-American colonization in the early 19th century through the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in 1848, and chronicles a half-century of conflict between Mexico and the United States. The unit is based on primary sources taken from documents, artifacts, journals, diaries, newspapers, and literature from the period under study. The unit contains teacher background materials that provide an overview of the entire unit and the necessary context, as well as lesson plans with student resources that include a variety of ideas and approaches. Contains an 8-item selected bibliography. (BT)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Conflict, Foreign Countries, History Instruction, Learning Activities, Secondary Education, Social Studies, United States History, Units of Study
National Center for History in the Schools, University of California, Los Angeles, 1100 Glendon Avenue, Suite 927, Box 951588, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1588.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Center for History in the Schools, Los Angeles, CA.
Identifiers - Location: Mexico