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Social Studies Research – Texas Revolution

Research the following questions.

1) Which European country ruled Mexico and Texas in the early 1800’s?

2) Why did Mexico want to become independent from Spain?

3) Who was Stephen F. Austin and what was he doing in Texas?

4) Why did Texas want to become independent from Mexico?

5) How was slavery different in Mexico and Texas?

6) What was the first battle of the Texas revolution? What happened?


Learn the homographs below by writing the sentences, and then writing sentences of your own.

  1. The wind is turbulent. (viento)
  2. Please wind the tape. (enrollar, rebobinar)
  3. Ines is wearing a fashionable bow.  (moño)
  4. The Japanese bow to each other as a sign of respect. (reverenciar)
  5. Donot tear the paper. (desgarrar, romper)
  6. Yesterday, he shed a tear after he heard the news. (lágrima)
  7. Lead is a metal heavier than iron. (el metal plomo)
  8. “Gexell, please lead the line,” anounced the teacher.(dirije)
  9. Annia will present her project at the science fair.(presentar)
  10. “Did you get the present for Andy?”, Antonio inquired.(regalar)
  11. Last week, Ronaldo dove into the pool and hurt his neck.(tirarse)
  12. The dove gently landed on the ledge of the window and pecked at the seeds.(paloma)
  13. Messi has scored the most goals and therefore has an amazing record.(historial o información)
  14. “Please record the show for me on the digital video recorder while I am away, “I was reminded by Maria.(grabar) 
  15. The cut in his hand was a very deep wound and required surgery. (herida)
  16. Last night, he wound the tape after measuring the room. (pasado de enrollar)
  17. The horned toad prince lived in the desert of the southwestern United States. (desierto)
  18. “Would you like some desert?,” asked the anxious waiter hoping to earn a sizable tip. (postre)
  19. Apple will produce a new electronic gadget by the uear 2013. (producir)
  20. The farmer’s market has the freshest produce. (frutas, vegetales, hortalizas, y legumbres) 
  21. “Do not desert me in my hour of need,” implored Carlos to Juan as they practiced together for the math examination. (leave, dejar)
  22. “Please record these sentences in your green journal,” politely requested Mr. Mamontoff.

Sentences with Singular and Plural Possessive Forms

Practice the possessive forms by: 1) copying these sentences, 2) writing your own.

  1. The new school is very aestheticly pleasing. Its interior walls are white. (sus)
  2. That book is ours. (nuestro)
  3. This book is mine. (mio)
  4. The candy is yours. (suya, tuya)
  5. The family’s time must be used wisely. (de la familia)
  6. People gathered for the four families’ gala. (de las familias)
  7. That man’s dog was playful. (del hombre)
  8. The men’s team practices every day. (de los hombres)
  9. That girl’s purse has pink seams. (de la niña)
  10. The girls’ school was named St. Helen’s. (de niñas)
  11. That purse is hers. (de ella)
  12. The ball is theirs. (de ellos)
  13. This is my brother’s favorite toy donkey. (del hermano)
  14. The four brothers’ toys were lost. (de los hermanos)
  15. The teacher’s bag is grey with black seams. (del maestro)
  16. The six teachers’ textbooks were lost in the flood. (de los maestros)
  17. My aunt’s house is pleasant. (de la tía).
  18. My two aunts’ houses are quite distant from my house. (de las tías)
  19. The boy’s backpack was lost on the bus. (del niño)
  20. The ten boys’ mothers called the teacher with questions. (de los niños)
  21. Our country’s  wellbeing depends on an eduacted citizenry. (del país)
  22. All of the countries’ progress depends on educated citizens. (de los países)
  23. The witness’s testimony was shown on television. (del testigo)
  24. The three witnesses’ testimonies were shown on television. (de lso testigos)