Pre/Post-Field Trip Curriculum
We hope your students are excited about your upcoming 'Texas in the Making' 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.
It is important that the students become familiar with the Texas in the Making 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.
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.
In addition, students will need to know the state symbols for one of the bus activities.
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.
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.
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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.
The Portal to Texas History offers Texas History Trading Cards for students in fourth and seventh grade Texas history,