Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD fourth grade teachers at Las Colinas Elementary took their classrooms on the road to Austin
with Education in Action’s “Proud to be Texan” experiential learning day program, March 6, 2009. Students visited the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum and the Texas State Capitol and experienced
what they are learning in fourth grade Texas History.
On the way 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 Austin the students visited the State Capitol where their legislators, The Honorable Florence Shapiro, State Senator, District 8 and The Honorable Linda Harper-Brown, State Representative, District 105, office. 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 Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum students explored exhibits about Texas’s earliest inhabitants, the Texas Revolution and events that created our Lone Star identity. The students’ visit to the museum concluded at the multi-sensory Texas Spirit Theater with the Star of Destiny where they saw and experienced the history of our great state including a gusher exploding from an East Texas oil derrick and the takeoff of Saturn V as seen from Mission Control at the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Houston.