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Rockbrook Elementary fourth graders travel to Austin

Students visit the Texas State Capitol and more.

Fourth graders from Rockbrook Elementary traveled to Austin on an Education in Action Discover Texas Field Trip on Oct. 16, to experience what they are learning in Texas History. Students visited the Texas State Capitol and took part in “The Legend of Texas: The Experience” at Jourdan-Bachman Pioneer Farms Living History Museum.

Rockbrook Elementary Fourth-Graders pose outside the Texas State Capitol. 2019

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 visit. In Austin, the students visited the Texas State Capitol where their legislators, The Honorable Jane Nelson, State Senator, District 12 and Michelle Beckley, State Representative, District 65, office. Students saw first-hand where Texas laws are made as they toured the State Capitol including the Senate and House of Representatives chambers. Then the students stepped back in time to live in the 1800s in Texas at historic Jourdan-Bachman Pioneer Farms with programming presented by Battle for Texas: The Experience. During this unique program designed exclusively for Education in Action’s Discover Texas Field Trip participants, students experienced life on actual homesteads from the 1820s-1860s, a musket-firing demonstration, an engaging Texas Revolution skit, and an interactive and up-close look at rare Texas Revolution artifacts. In addition, students met a Texas settler and heard his stories and perspective about the Texas Revolution.

“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,” stated Lacey Phillips, Discover Texas Field Trips 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.”

For more information about Education in Action visit www.educationinaction.org and www.facebook.com/educationinaction.