This is a perfect VIDEO lesson to ENRICH your students in TEXAS HISTORY. In September 1896, Crush, a passenger agent for the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad Company—more commonly known as the Katy—cooked up the ultimate crowd-pleaser: a gladiatorial battle. Two 35-ton locomotives would ram into each other in “Crush,” a pop-up town in TEXAS erected for the occasion.
Your students will watch a video on this story and answer 6 questions in the Google Doc. Then, there is a written SUMMARY of the events with a written AFTERMATH section. Your students will finish by creating a Snapchat to summarize what they learned.
The link to the video is in the documents.
A Student worksheet in Google Docs
A Teacher Key
A Snap Chat Summary formative assessment
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