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

The focus of this lesson is on the Goliad Campaign of 1835, a series of operations initiated by Mexican president Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna to quell insurrection in Texas. The impact of the empresario movement on Texas and the significant people who emerge in Texas in 1835 sets the stage for what occurs in Texas as the Mexican government shifts from a federal to a centralist bent. Some of these events were triggered by the survey, Mier y Teran report, and the following Law of April 1830. Retaliations occurred throughout Mexico with the discarding of the Constitution of 1824 and the Militia Reduction Act, among other things. The consequential actions were the skirmish at Gonzales, the Goliad Campaign, and the Consultation in November.

Instructional sessions are led by Scott McMahon, Director of Presidio La Bahia.

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

Friday, November 19, 2021
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 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

A visit to the Alamo and/or attendance at events is an agreement by the participant and/or the parent or guardian to allow the Alamo to photograph and/or film participants without compensation for possible use in digital/print marketing and publicity efforts. Please contact the Alamo’s marketing director at 210-225-1391 with questions or requests to exempt your image from potential promotional use.