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Program Documents

Participant Guidelines ›

Please read through the participant guidelines carefully and make sure you clearly understand each section.

Parent Permission Letter ›

This document can be copied and pasted into a WORD Document so it may be tailored to the specific needs of your school.”

Medical Form ›

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.

Parent Packet ›

This document provides parents with an overview of the day, suggestions for the trip, and a list of what is included in the price.

Pre/Post-Field Trip Curriculum

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.

Vocabulary Terms ›

Throughout the trip, students will be asked to define vocabulary 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. 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.

Cowboys on the Chisholm Trail ›

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.

Additional Resources

Texas Quiz Show ›

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.