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Pre/Post-Field Trip Curriculum

We hope your students are excited about your upcoming 'Leaders of the Lone Star State' 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

It is important that the students become familiar with the vocabulary words before the field trip so they can actively participate in activities and get the most out of the experience. 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.

The Alamo Digital Battlefield: Then and Now

These digital battlefield visualizations show the Alamo Battlefield as it appeared in 1836, juxtaposed with how the same space appears today. These visualizations can be viewed on your smart phone, tablet or computer.

Texas State Symbols

In addition, students will need to know the state symbols for one of the bus activities.

Kid's House Website

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.

Additional Resources


TeachingTexas.org brings together diverse resources from partners across the state to support those who teach Texas Studies and to promote awareness of the resources and partners available.

Texas History Challenge

How well do you know Texas History? Welcome to Texas History Challenge! Compete against your friends, family, classmates, and strangers who love Texas history to see who knows their Texas history best. Each month new quizzes are unlocked challenging you on a different topic in Texas history. Students and adults can win prizes monthly and teachers can login and keep track of student’s progress.

Texas Beyond History

Texas Beyond History is rich in information and resources to help you teach about the past in Texas, using archeology as a lens for discovery.

Texas History Trading Cards

The Portal to Texas History offers Texas History Trading Cards for students in fourth and seventh grade Texas history,