The Alamo Additional Activities
Learn more about the Alamo by completing one or more of the activities below, either as part of a group or on your own. Then share what you’ve learned with the rest of the class. Jim and Davey Together Again
Jim Bowie and Davey Crockett were two of the most famous men to fight at the Alamo. Work with a partner to research both heroes. Then, write a 3- to 5-minute dialogue between Crockett and Bowie discussing the bloody battle. You may want to set your skit in the past during the battle, or in the present day, looking back.
WORKSHEET & Sample PDF Activity
Sample PDF Activity
Letters From the Alamo
This site contains actual letters from two lesser-known defenders of the Alamo: William Carey and Micajah Autrey. Read their biographies and letters to understand more about the men who fought in the Texan Revolution. Imagine that you are a volunteer in the Texas army, writing home to family members or friends. Santa Anna’s forces are approaching the Alamo. You know the dangers that the battle presents and must decide whether to stay and fight or to leave the Alamo. Describe the situation in your letter and explain why you have or have not chosen to participate in the battle.