Texas History Timeline

Updated: 7/6/2021
Texas History Timeline
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Texas State Guide Activities

Texas State Guide

Lesson Plans by Lauren Ayube

Texas is a state in the Southwest region of the United States. It has a long history, both before and after joining the United States. A state research project is the perfect summative activity for any U.S. Region, Geography class, or general research unit of study. Students will love learning about state landmarks, mottos, fun facts, history, and so much more!


Texas State Guide

Storyboard Description

Create a timeline that highlights several events in the history of Texas!

Storyboard Text

  • Explorers
  • Well, what do we have here?!
  • Texas
  • Many years ago, Native American tribes inhabited Texas. In 1519, Spanish explorer Alonzo Alvarez de Pineda was the first to map the coastline, and Cabeza de Vaca arrived in 1528 when his ship wrecked.
  • Catholic Missions
  • The Spanish established Catholic missions to spread Christianity throughout the area, and what is now known as the Alamo was built.
  • Battle of the Alamo
  • Admitted into Statehood
  • Tensions were very high between the Texans and the Mexican government, and a revolution began. During the 1836 Battle of the Alamo, hundreds of Texans died trying to defend their freedom.
  • Although Texas declared their independence in 1836, they were not admitted into statehood until December 29, 1845.
  • Mexican-American War
  • Mexico was not happy that Texas was declared a state, and the Mexican-American War broke out. The war lasted about a year and a half, and ended with a U.S. victory in 1848.