Snow Heights Elementary fourth graders travel to Abilene on an Education in Action Discover Texas Field Trip
Fourth graders from Birdville ISD’s Snow Heights Elementary traveled to Abilene on an Education in Action Discover Texas Field Trip, Thursday, Nov. 7 to experience what they are learning in Texas History. Students visited Abilene’s Frontier Texas! and the Taylor County History Center’s Buffalo Gap Historic Village.
During the charter bus ride to Abilene, students discussed why Texans are so proud of their unique heritage, learned about cattle brands, and participated in activities and games in preparation for their visit. At Frontier Texas!, the students experienced life on the wild frontier including a buffalo stampede and a wolf attack and learned about the many different groups of people who played out their lives on the Texas frontier. Then it was on to the Taylor County History Center to tour Buffalo Gap Historic Village to experience what daily life was like in the Old West.
”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.”
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.