Texans are proud of their history, from the Alamo to the list of Presidents with ties to the great state. In 7th grade, the year of social studies is completely dedicated to Texas History but learning about Texas History begins long before 7th grade.
In Prosper ISD, all 4th graders get the opportunity to “live” history at different times throughout the year when they take a day trip to Austin, Tx., the state’s capitol. The 4th grade curriculum studies Texas History and the trip provides students with an in depth look at the history of their state. The students travel to Austin, TX. to tour the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum & the Texas Capitol Building. The museum has had over 9 million visitors from around the world since its opening in 2001 and features both exhibitions and films about various aspects of the state’s history. The Texas Capitol Building, recognized as one of the nation’s most distinguished capitols, and its surrounding grounds are one of the most visited sites in Texas. Students got to visit both seats of Texas history and picnic on the grounds before returning to Prosper.
Image courtesy of Bob Bullock Texas History Museum