Francisco Elementary fourth-graders on an Education in Action Discover Texas Field Trip

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Francisco Elementary fourth-graders travel to Austin and San Antonio on an Education in Action Discover Texas Field Trip

Fourth-graders from Birdville ISD’s Francisco Elementary traveled to Austin and San Antonio on an Education in Action Discover Texas Field Trip March 1, 2019 to experience what they are learning in fourth grade Texas History. Students visited the Texas State Capitol, The Alamo, and The Witte Museum.

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, The Honorable Kelly Hancock, State Senator, District 9 and The Honorable Stephanie Klick, State Representative, District 91, office. Students saw first-hand where Texas laws are made as they toured the State Capitol including the Senate and House of Representatives chambers. 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. At the Witte Museum students experienced how the people of the lower Pecos region lived long ago through a variety of hands-on activities including creating rock art to simulate the narratives, the people created on rock shelter walls, processing the lechugilla plant for its fiber, and using atlatls to “hunt” deer.

“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 the Discover Texas Field Trip to Austin and San Antonio reinforce and supplement fourth grade Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) learning objectives with a focus on why Texans are so proud of their unique heritage.”

Education in Action’s Discover Texas Field Trips make it easy for teachers to take their third-, fourth-, or fifth-grade classrooms on organized, fun, and educational site-based learning experiences. Discover Texas Field Trip staff members handle all details, including round-trip charter bus transportation, reservations, and TEKS-based program curriculum, so participating teachers can focus on their students and making connections between the experience and what students are learning in the classroom.

Discover Texas Field Trips are presented by Education in Action, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to fostering educated and involved young people. For more information about Education in Action visit and

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