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 San Antonio, students 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 Battle for Texas: The Experience Museum, students explored exhibits about Texas’s earliest inhabitants and explorers, the Texas Revolution, and events that created our Lone Star identity. In Austin, students saw first-hand where Texas laws are made as they toured the State Capitol including the Senate and House of Representatives chambers.
“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.
"Our GT students were so thankful to be given this opportunity to visit some of our state's most historic sites," GT Director Bronwyn Vaughan said. "They gained valuable knowledge during the field trip and developed a deeper understanding and appreciation of Texas history."
Thank you to the Terrell ISD Excellence Foundation, Discover Texas Field Trips, and GT teachers for making this trip possible for our students!