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Fourth-Graders Visit Austin, San Antonio to 'Experience' Texas History

Lone Star 4th-Graders pose in front The Alamo.Fourth-graders from Caprock Elementary, Lone Star Elementary, Park Glen Elementary, and Woodland Springs Elementary traveled to Austin and San Antonio on Education in Action Discover Texas Field Trips this spring to visit the Texas State Capitol and The Alamo to experience what they are learning in Texas History.

During the charter bus ride to Austin, students discussed why Texans are so proud of their unique heritage and participated in activities and games in preparation for their day. In Austin, the students visited the Texas State Capitol where their legislators' office. Students saw first-hand where Texas laws are made as they toured the State Capitol, including the Senate and House of Representatives chambers, with a focus on the legislative process, leadership, and Texas leaders, past and present. Caprock fourth-graders pose in front of The Alamo

Students then traveled to San Antonio where they toured The Alamo, one of the most famous missions in the United States, and learned about the Battle of the Alamo's role in the Texas Revolution.

Additionally, Lone Star Elementary students visited The Witte Museum where they explored primary artifacts and photographs from early Texas which were brought to life by a reenactor straight out of Texas history. The reenactor shared what it was like to live and work in early Texas and, through hands-on activities, taught the students how to do some of the work from that time period, including roping a steer and grinding corn.

Park Glen fourth-graders pose in front of The Alamo.''Education in Action's Discover Texas Field Trips are based on the understanding that the most effective way for students to learn is through experience,'' said Jennifer Pasteur, Education in Action's Executive Director. ''Student activities during Discover Texas Field Trips reinforce and supplement Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) learning objectives in fun and hands-on ways at significant Texas sites that bring the content to life.''

Discover Texas Field Trips are presented by Education in Action, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering educated and involved young people. For more information about Education in Action, visit and Springs fourth-graders pose in front of The Alamo.