Fourth graders from Little Elm ISD’s Prestwick K-8 traveled to Waco and Austin on an “Education in Action Discover Texas” field trip on Nov. 11 to bring to life what they are learning in fourth-grade Texas history.
Students visited the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum, the Texas State Capitol and the Bullock Texas State History Museum.
During the ride to their first destination, the students discussed why Texans are so proud of their unique heritage and participated in activities and games in preparation for their day.
At their first stop, the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum in Waco, students learned the history of the Texas Rangers and explored exhibits about Texas’s earliest inhabitants and its many unique geographical regions. They then traveled to Austin to see the Texas State Capitol to see where their legislators work.
Students saw first-hand where Texas laws are made as they toured the State Capitol, including the Senate and House of Representatives chambers. At the Bullock Texas State History Museum, students traveled in time through the Texas Revolution and learned about the events that created the state’s Lone Star identity. Their visit to the museum concluded at the multi-sensory Texas Spirit Theater with the “Star of Destiny”, where they experienced a gusher exploding from an east Texas oil derrick and the take-off of Saturn V as seen from Mission Control at the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Houston.