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Remembering the Alamo
On this date in 1836, the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas, fell to Mexican forces after a 13-day siege. So what happened at the Alamo and why does the phrase 'Remember the Alamo' exist? Here are some great resources for discussing this day in history and some photos of memorial ceremony commemorating the anniversary.
- Click here for a short video overview of the Alamo from Disney Family
- Click here to visit the official site of the historic landmark and learn what historic documents were recently returned to The Alamo (hint: It's in the photos with this story!)
- Click here for the Alamo Young Couriers program, with special activities for kids, an overview of the battle, and
- Teachers, click here for lesson plans and worksheets on The Alamo
- Click here to visit the History Channel's page on The Alamo
And here's an idea from Kid Scoop that fits with the concept of recording history. Just as Texan Colonel William Travis' letters requesting aid and the diaries of William F. Gray and Juan N. Almonte concerning the weather in Texas help historians piece together what happened at The Alamo, documents today also record history for future generations.
|Grade:||5th, 6th, 7th, 8th|
|Skill or Strand:||Research|
|Standard:||Use primary resources to learn about the past.|