4th Grade Discover Texas Field Trip
Fourth graders from Grapevine-Colleyville ISD's Cannon Elementary traveled to Austin and San Antonio on an Education in Action Discover Texas Field Trip, Friday, January 24, 2020, to experience what they are learning in Texas History. Students visited the Texas State Capitol, The Alamo, and The Witte Museum.

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 day. In Austin the students visited the Texas State Capitol where their legislators, The Honorable Jane Nelson, State Senator, District 12 and The Honorable Giovanni Capriglione, State Representative, District 98, office. Students saw first-hand where Texas laws are made as they toured the State Capitol including the Senate and House of Representatives chambers. Students then traveled to San Antonio where they 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 Witte Museum students experienced how the people of the lower Pecos region lived long ago through a variety of hands-on activities including creating rock art to simulate the narratives the people created on rock shelter walls, processing the lechugilla plant for its fiber, and using atlatls to ''hunt'' deer.

''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. ''Student activities during Discover Texas Field Trips reinforce and supplement Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) learning objectives."