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Chapter 5: New People New Borders: Teacher Information

Chapter 5: New People New Borders: Teacher Information

Enduring Understanding:

  1. Borders are susceptible to change.
  2. Captivity and abduction are not limited to one specific gender or race.

Essential Questions:

What were the three largest groups of Indians living in present-day Arizona when the Spanish came?
Which groups were fighting for freedom from Spanish during the Mexican War of Independence?
Why were mountain men important to the history of the West?
What events led to the creation of the Republic of Texas?
What caused the Mexican American War?
What land did the United States grain though the Mexican Cession?
What was the Gadsden Purchase?

Standards:

Strand 1 Concept 3 PO 3
Strand 1 Concept 5 PO1 PO2 PO3 PO4

Performance Objectives:

  • The students will be able to describe the location and cultural characteristics of American Indian tribes (e.g., O’odham, Apache, Hopi) during the Spanish period.
  • The students will be able to recognize the change of governance of the Southwest from Spain to Mexico as a result of the Mexican Revolution.
  • The students will be able to describe the influence of American explorers and trappers on the development of the Southwest.
  • The students will be able to describe events that led to Arizona becoming a possession of the United States:
  • The students will be able to describe the impact of American Indians, Hispanics, and newcomers from the United States and the world on the culture of Arizona