When I was in 7th grade at Berta Dean Jr. High, we did a mock trial about the people involved in the fight for Texas Independence. I was Santa Anna, things didn't quite go well for my character. I hope through our homeschooling that our kids will be proud Texans too!
The Battle of San Jacinto, fought on April 21, 1836, in present-day Harris County, Texas, was the decisive battle of the Texas Revolution. Led by General Sam Houston, the Texas Army engaged and defeated General Antonio López de Santa Anna's Mexican forces in a fight that lasted just eighteen minutes. About 700 of the Mexican soldiers were killed and 730 captured, while only nine Texans died.
I do a weekly segment on my radio show called Jen’s Jukebox, where I ask callers to tell me about their favorite songs. This week we were talking about our...