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Cabeza de Vaca Meets the Coahuiltecans
Students examine the difference between primary and secondary sources by examining the journal of Cabeza de Vaca and creating a poster about the Coahuitecan Indian groups. They portray a scene of the groups in 16th Century south Texas.
Capitol Visitors Center
Pupils complete a post-trip discussion after visiting the capitol building in Austin. As a class, they review how soldiers received their allotment of land for participating in the Texas Revolution. Individually, they write a letter from the point of view of one of the soldiers explaining how they are going to use their land. To end the lesson plan, they identify the types of items they needed to move their belongings.
Young scholars investigate the concept of solving problems when given it in words and employing a wide variety of methods. They practice applying a logical sequence to find the solution to a problem while estimating possible answers to help in the process.
Newton's Second Law of Motion
Students verify Newtons Second Law of Motion by seeing what happens when a body is subjected to force. In this Law of Motion lesson students complete an activity, collect data and analyze and graph data.
Water: to the Last Drop
Young scholars research how water played an important role in US history. In this social studies lesson, students make a mock newscast from one of the events they researched. They present their newscast to the class.
Rivers... for Kids
Pupils investigate U.S. geography by exploring it's bodies of water. In this river formation instructional activity, students identify the reasons rivers are needed in our country by reading assigned text. Pupils examine a diagram which explains how rain travels a long path to become groundwater which we inevitably drink.