Please read through the participant guidelines carefully and make sure you clearly understand each section.
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 'Trails, Rails, and Cowtown Tales' 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.
Throughout the trip students will be asked to define vocabulary terms. We have provided a list of the vocabulary terms and definitions that will be covered. In addition, we have put together a slideshow of these terms if you chose to use this along with the vocabulary list. These definitions can be written in the journal on pages 4-5. 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 to the vocabulary, we have provided an activity that will teach the students the different types of jobs on a cattle drive. This fun activity can be done either before or after your program.
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.