Educators, join us at the Alamo for Battle of Bexar, offered both onsite and virtual. Earn CPE credits in this Professional Development workshop designed for the Texas History classroom. 

The geographic focus for this workshop is to expound on the fact that San Antonio is indeed a crossroads in every sense of the term. The town of Bexar is in the middle of a slight ridge of rolling hills, and had roads entering it from the east, west, and south called El Camino Real. The town was at this time of the timeline occupied by General Cos who had been sent to secure Bexar as a supply corridor. Stephen F. Austin left the Texians for his role as diplomat to the United States. Bowie had left San Antonio for Goliad. An old scout, Ben Milam rallies the Texians in San Antonio and defeats the Mexican battalion stationed there. It takes them from December 5 to December 9 to scurry the Mexican force to leave. After this siege of Bexar, the Texians hold the crossroads through the next few months in the harsh winter of 1835-1836.

Instructional sessions and tour are led by Dr. Bruce Winders, former Curator and Historian at the Alamo and Dr. David Carlson, Spanish Archivist, Bexar County Clerk's Office and Staff from San Felipe de Austin State Historical Site.

These onsite/virtual sessions combined provide:

  • Instructional Materials
  • Continuing Professional Education (CPE) hours
  • Teaching strategies
  • Connections to TEKS
  • Live Q&A
  • Applied knowledge with self-study techniques

Event Information

Saturday, December 18, 2021
9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Crockett Building
$10 per person, in-person or virtual
Additional notes:

Series Dates:

Road to Revolution, Tuesday, October 12, 2021 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., with refreshments
The Start of the Texas Revolution, Friday, November 19, 2021 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., with refreshments
Battle of Bexar, Saturday, December 18, 2021 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., lunch provided
Spotlight: The Alamo, Tuesday, February 22, 2022 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., with refreshments
Remember the Alamo! Remember Goliad!, Saturday, April 2, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., with refreshments

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