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Program Documents

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 › 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.