To Treat or Not to Treat: The Treaty of 1819, Grade 7
Created by Brenda Beaven, 2007
Lesson Plan Summary: When this lesson is complete, students will understand the
points of view of the Anglos and Spaniards toward Texas after the Treaty of 1819.
Students will study maps of the shifting boundaries between states and countries, will
research historical figures from the time period, and will write and perform a short play
based on what they’ve learned.
The student understands how individuals, events, and issues prior to the Texas
Revolution shaped the history of Texas. The student is expected to:
identify the contributions of significant individuals including Moses Austin,
Stephen F. Austin, and Juan Sequin during the colonization of Texas;
• contrast Spanish and Anglo purposes for and methods of settlement in Texas.
TEKS §113.23 Social Studies, Grade 7. (b)(2)(C,F)
The student applies critical- thinking skills to organize and use information acquired from
a variety of sources including electronic technology. The student is expected to identify
points of view from the historical context surrounding an event and the frame of
reference that influenced the participants.
TEKS §113.23 Social studies skills, Grade 7. (b)(21)(D)
2. Handbook of Texas Online
a. Adams-Onis Treaty
b. Dr. James Long
c. General Wilkinson
d. Jane Long
3. Onis Treaty / Treaty of 1819 (http://tides.sfasu.edu:2006/u?/Newton,771) and
4. Map of Spanish Texas (http://tides.sfasu.edu:2006/u?/Newton,2719)
Background Teaching and Lecture
Background on the Louis