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

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

Fourth-graders from Birdville ISD’s David E.Smith Elementary traveled to Austin and San Antonio on an Education in Action Discover Texas Field Trip February 21, 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 learned about ‘chuck box cuisine from ‘Cookie’, a historical reenactor straight from the trail, and explored interactive exhibits and historical artifacts to learn about daily life, the changing landscape, and earning a living in 1800s Texas. 

“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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