TEKS Expectation 7.2C

7.2C Identify important individuals, events, and issues related to European colonization of Texas, including the establishment of Catholic missions, towns, and ranches, and the contributions of individuals such as Fray Damián Massanet, Antonio Margil de Jesús, and Francisco Hidalgo.
Belongs to Statement 7.2: The student understands how individuals, events, and issues through the Mexican National Era shaped the history of Texas.

Teach this expectation using entries from our Handbook

Our Handbook entries are written by volunteer historians and professionals, reviewed by TSHA staff, vetted by scholars, and approved by the TSHA Chief Historian.


Teacher & Community Submitted Resources

Title
15 Minute History: Texas and the American Revolution?
A Southern Community in Crisis: Harrison County, Texas, 1850-1880
A Witness to Westward Expansion
Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca
Appointment of Henry Raquet as Land Title Attorney, 1835
Appointment of Isaac W. Burton, 1840
Appointment of Joseph B. Chance as Attorney by Sterling C. Robertson, 1833
Arnie Armadillo and the Texas Heroes - Samuel 'Sam' Houston
Arredondo's Report on the Battle of Medina
Artifact Images from Texas Tejano
Bell County: Map of the Grant to Juan Arocha, 1835
Bernardo de Galvez
Bexar Archives Online
Certificate of Land of the Galveston Bay and Texas Land Company, 1830
Certificate of Leftwich's Grant, 1825
Colonial Challenges Austin Faced
Colonization Through Annexation
Comanche Flute Music
Comparing the American and Texas Revolutions
Consulate of the Republic of Texas, 1836 document
Contract: Nacogdoches, 1935
Curriculum Guide for Teaching Texas History
Deed of Sale: Jose Trevino to Henry Raquet, 1837
DeWitt Colony Papers: Documents and Correspondence for 1824 - 1826
DeWitt Colony Papers: Documents and Correspondence for 1827-1828
Document concerning Estate of Kelsey H. Douglas, 1841
Document signed by Ramon Musquiz and Jose Antonio Sancedo, 1830
Donated Maps Help Save Texas History and Illustrate Early American Independence
El Mesquite
Empresario System in Texas
Encyclopedia of Western Gunfighters
European Exploration
Famous Gunfighters and Feuds
Field notes on Clopper Land Grant at Harrisburg, 1834
From San Antonio to the Panhandle: Texas Pioneer Women
General Land Office Certificate, 1848
Grant: Fredonia, Texas, undated
Guide for Lesson Plans: Excerpts from Curriculum Guide for Texas History
Handbook of African American Texas
Headright Certificate, 1839
Historical Map Collection
Image Gallery for the Curriculum Guide For Teaching Texas History
Introduction to the Tavern Stage of Texas Gunfights
Introduction to the Tavern Stage of Texas Gunfights
La Salle in Texas - Teacher's Guide for the Age of Discovery and Exploration
Land and Liberty: The Saga of Sam McCulloch
Land Document, 1832
Land Document: Gonzales, 1831
Land Grant to Jefferson Reed, 1834
Learning From Cabeza de Vaca
Lesson Ideas for A Destined Conflict Lesson Plan
Los Tejanos Lesson Plans and Activities
Mapa de los Estados Unidos de Méjico 1828, from The Holcomb Digital Map Collection
Mexican-American Heritage: Texas Experiences Social Studies, Grade 7
Mexico opens Texas to Americans who come to claim it as their own
More Famous Gunfights and Locations
Notable Texas Landmarks
Primary sources from Texas Tejano
Promissory Note from George May to Martin Lacy, 1835
Promissory Note from Santa Anna, 1866
Promissory note of Jose Maria Soto, 1835
Report and Resolutions of Treasury Committee, 1844
Sam Houston: American Statesman, Soldier, and Pioneer
Settlement of Spanish and Mexican Texas
Spanish Texas
Stamped Document signed by James Grant, 1835
Stephen F. Austin: Empresario of Texas: Texas Talk Questions and Answers
Tejanos Through Time - TSHA ebook
Texas Experiences: Mexican-American Heritage
Texas Forts
Texas History Looping Cards
Texas History Mini-Qs from The DBQ Project
Texas History Practice Cards
Texas History Snippets Interactive Map: Roads and Places of the Texas Revolution
Texas Originals: Carlos E. Castañeda
Texas Originals: Clara Driscoll
Texas Originals: Fray Damián Massanet
Texas Originals: Mary Austin Holley
Texas Originals: Miriam "Ma" Ferguson
Texas Originals: Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca
Texas Pioneer Women: Enterprising Women in the West
Texas Pioneer Women: Legacies
Texas Pioneer Women: Mexican Era
Texas Pioneer Women: Q&A
Texas Pioneer Women: Spanish Era
Texas Pioneer Women: Statehood Era
Texas Talk with State Historian of Texas Bill O'Neal: Gunslingers in Texas
Texas Talks with Dr. Caroline Castillo Crimm - Bernardo de Galvez - Questions and Answers
Texas Talks with Dr. Caroline Castillo Crimm: Introduction of Petra Vela Kenedy
Texas Talks with Dr. Caroline Castillo Crimm: Patricia de Leon's Legal Battles and Legacy
Texas Talks with Dr. Caroline Castillo Crimm: Petra Vela Vidal Kennedy and Mifflin Kenedy
Texas Talks with Dr. Caroline Castillo Crimm: Politics in the de Leon colony (Victoria Colony)
Texas Talks with Dr. Caroline Castillo Crimm: Questions and Answers
Texas Talks with Dr. Caroline Castillo Crimm: The Tribulations Of Bernardo De Galvez
Texas Talks with Dr. Gregg Cantrell Stephen F. Austin: Empresario of Texas: Full Texas Talk
Texas Talks with Dr. Gregg Dimmick: Come and Take It! Gonzales Cannons - Part 1
Texas Talks with Dr. Gregg Dimmick: Full Webinar on the Gonzales Cannons
Texas Talks with Dr. Gregg Dimmick: Question and Answers on the Gonzales Cannon
Texas Talks with the State Historian of Texas Bill O'Neal: Conclusion
Texas Talks with the State Historian of Texas Bill O'Neal: Question and Answers
Texas Talks: Dr. Gregg Dimmick discusses Mexican side of the Story of the Gonzales' Cannon.
Texas Talks: Talking Tejano History, Companias Volantes, Part 4
Texas Talks: Talking Tejano History, Emma Tenayuca, Part 5
Texas Talks: Talking Tejano History, Jose de la luz Saenz, Part 3
Texas Talks: Talking Tejano History, Mexican Independence, Part 6
Texas Talks: Talking Tejano History, The Tejano Monument, Part 2
Texas Talks: Talking Tejano History, The TSHA Handbook of Tejano History, Part 1
The Arrest of Stephen F. Austin and the Seeds of Texas Independence
The Evolution of Early "Six Shooter" Technology
The Evolution of Firearm Combat from Horseback
The Journey of Alvar Nuñez Cabeza de Vaca and his companions from Florida to the Pacific, 1528-1536
The Journey of Coronado, 1540-1542, from the city of Mexico to the Grand Canon of the Colorado and the buffalo plains of Texas
The Memoirs of Santa Anna
The Old Red Museum of Dallas County History and Culture School Group Visits
The Texas Revolution
Willie Nelson and the Austin Music Scene
Women Across Texas History

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