This document can be copied and pasted into a WORD Document so it may be tailored to the specific needs of your school.
The Emergency Medical Authorization forms need to be completed and turned in the morning of your program. You may choose to use student medical forms on file with the school but the second page must be completed and signed by a parent or guardian of the student.
This document provides parents with an overview of the day, suggestions for the trip, and a list of what is included in the price.
We hope your students are excited about your upcoming 'Proud to be Texan' Discover Texas Field Trip! Here are some pre- and post-field trip activities that will help your students get the most out of their experience.
During the field trip, students work out of journals which will be delivered at your upcoming training session. The Key Concepts activity on page four of the journal should be completed before the trip. During your visit to the Bullock State History Museum, the students will be asked to give examples of primary and secondary source artifacts. We have included some possible answers for the questions on this page.
Throughout the trip students will be asked to define Texas History terms. We have provided the vocabulary terms, definitions and pictures that will be covered. In addition, we have attached a PDF of the terms and definitions that you can print and share with your class. It is important that the students become familiar with the vocabulary words before the field trip so they can actively participate in activities led by Education in Action staff members and get the most out of the experience.
In addition, students that know the state symbols in the attached Texas State Symbols coloring book, included for fun, will be assets to their teams during the bus ride home!
Finally, the Texas House of Representatives offers a Kids' House website that includes many classroom activity ideas. This is a great resource for post-field trip activities.
We are excited about the exhibit, La Belle: The Ship That Changed History, at the Bullock Texas State History Museum. The video and information available at The Story of Texas will pique students' interest in seeing this exhibit. This website provides details about the excavation and preservation of the ship, a sneak peak of the artifacts students will see, and an explanation of how La Belle changed history.
The Texas State Historical Association's Texas Quiz Show is a great activity for your classroom if you teach 4th through 8th grade. Teachers can enroll their entire class at one time or individual students may register on their own. Practice rounds take place during the fall. The Texas Quiz Show takes place in the spring.