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North Elementary Fourth Graders Travel to Austin to Bring History to Life

Fourth graders from White Settlement ISD’s North Elementary traveled to Waco and Austin on an Education in Action Discover Texas Field Trip on Feb. 8 to experience what they are learning in Texas History. Fourth graders from White Settlement ISD’s North Elementary traveled to Waco and Austin on an Education in Action Discover Texas Field Trip on Feb. 8 to experience what they are learning in Texas History. Students visited the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum, the Texas State Capitol, and the Bullock Texas State History Museum.

During the charter bus ride to their first destination, the students discussed why Texans are so proud of their unique heritage and participated in activities and games in preparation for their day. At their first stop, the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum in Waco, students learned the history of the Texas Rangers and explored exhibits about Texas’s earliest inhabitants and its many unique geographical regions. 

They then traveled to Austin to see the Texas State Capitol where their legislators, The Honorable Jane Nelson, State Senator, District 12 and The Honorable Charlie Geren, State Representative, District 99,  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 Bullock Texas State History Museum students traveled in time through the Texas Revolution and learned about the 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.