The Alamo (1960): The First Wave

The Mexican troops launch the first wave of their assault on the Alamo Mission near modern day San Antonio, Texas.

Public Discussion Questions


  1. How does the Mexican assault of the Alamo begin?
  2. What shows that both sides are determined?
  3. Though the Mexican army yields at this point what advantage might it have over the Texas Republic fighters as time goes on?

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Standards


This clip is associated with the following standards:
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    The student understands traditional historical points of reference in Texas history. The student is ...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    identify the major eras in Texas history, describe their defining characteristics, and explain why h...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    explain the significance of the following dates: 1519, mapping of the Texas coast and first mainland...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    The student understands how individuals, events, and issues related to the Texas Revolution shaped t...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    explain the roles played by significant individuals during the Texas Revolution, including George Ch...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    explain the issues surrounding significant events of the Texas Revolution, including the Battle of G...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    explain how the establishment of the Republic of Texas brought civil, political, and religious freed...

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Comments


  • Kristin Willberg
    almost 2 years ago
    I used this clip as an introduction to Texas Annexation and Mexican War. Discussion followed as to who the soldiers were, where are they located and predictions on what had happened/going to happen.
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