Trails Rails Cowtown Tales_orange.png

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. 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.

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 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.