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Las Colinas Elementary Students Travel to Austin with Education in Action

Fourth graders from Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD’s Las Colinas Elementary traveled to Austin and San Antonio on an Education in Action Discover Texas Field Trip, on Friday, Jan. 17, to experience what they are learning in Texas History. Students visited the Texas State Capitol and The Alamo.

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 Nathan Johnson, State Senator, District 16 and The Honorable Julie Johnson, 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 with a focus on the legislative process, leadership, and Texas leaders, past and present. 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.

“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,” Lacey Phillips, Discover Texas Field Trips director, said. “Student activities during Discover Texas Field Trips reinforce and supplement Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) learning objectives in fun and hands-on ways at significant Texas sites that bring the content to life.”