• Pinkerton Elementary fourth graders travel to Austin with Education in Action’s “Proud to be Texan” program

    Coppell ISD fourth grade teachers at Pinkerton Elementary took their classrooms on the road to Austin with Education in Action’s “Proud to be Texan” experiential learning day program, May 23, 2008. 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 Chris Harris, State Senator, District 9 and The Honorable Jim Jackson, State Representative, District 115, 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 Spindletop and the 1900 Galveston hurricane.

    “Education in Action’s programs are based on the understanding that the most effective way for students to learn is through experience,” stated Jennifer Pasteur, Education in Action’s Executive Director. Student activities during Education in Action’s “Proud to be Texan” programs reinforce and supplement fourth grade Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills learning objectives with a focus on why Texans are so proud of their unique heritage.”

    Education in Action is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to fostering educated and involved Texans. For more information about Education in Action or Education in Action’s programs, call 817-285-8961, email information@educationinaction.org or visit www.educationinaction.org.