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Bell Ringer: Settlement of San Antonio, Texas

Settlement of San Antonio, Texas

Historian Lewis Fisher talked about the settlement of San Antonio by the Spanish and how its influence is still seen today.

Description

Historian Lewis Fisher talked about the settlement of San Antonio by the Spanish and how its influence is still seen today.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • Why was the city of San Antonio established in this area?
  • Describe the initial challenge of locating a water system for the city.
  • Explain the role of religion in San Antonio.
  • Which governments controlled this area over time?
  • According to Lewis Fisher, why was isolation significant in shaping San Antonio's character and appearance?
  • Explain how the development of the railroad affected the city.
  • How has San Antonio been impacted by its proximity to Mexico?

Additional Resources

Participants

    Vocabulary

    • Acequia
    • Headwaters
    • Irrigation
    • Refugee
    • Rio Grande
    • The Alamo

    Topics

    GeographyState HistoryU.S. HistoryWorld History

    Grades

    Middle SchoolHigh SchoolUniversity