Battle For Texas and Education in Action Promote Texas History throughout Summer
‘Edutainment’ programming now available in San Antonio and Austin
SAN ANTONIO, TX (June 1, 2018) – The best way to learn something is to live it, and at its San Antonio museum-quality attraction entertainment destination, Battle For Texas: The Experience has provided interactive ways for thousands of visitors to engage with the story of Texas. Today, Battle For Texas and nonprofit Education in Action announced a collaboration that will allow both organizations to bring Texas history to life for students from across the state throughout the year.
During the school year, Education in Action is partnering with Battle For Texas to provide exciting, one-day, history-immersive adventures called Discover Texas Field Trips. Based on Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) standards, Discover Texas Field Trips supplement what students are learning in class through educational, structured, fun experiences at significant Texas sites. Education in Action facilitators even lead curriculum-based activities during travel time on the bus. The two field trips that include Battle For Texas programming are “Texas in the Making” held at the Battle For Texas attraction in San Antonio and “Proud to be Texan Austin” that features an unique Battle for Texas program at the historic Jourdan-Bachman Pioneer Farms Living History Museum in Austin. All field trip details are coordinated for schools by Education in Action including transportation, reservations and TEKS-based curriculum. Educators can book trips now for the 2018/2019 school year.
“Partnering with Battle for Texas adds an entirely new dimension to our experiential learning programs,” said Jennifer Pasteur, Executive Director for Education in Action. “Through face-to-face interactions with reenactors portraying settlers and soldiers from 1800s Texas in authentic settings, our participants gain a deeper understanding of our state’s truly unique history and just exactly why Texans are so proud.”
During the summer, Education in Action and Battle For Texas collaborate to provide students in the nonprofit’s Lone Star Leadership Academy overnight camps the opportunity to be “edutained” at the Battle For Texas attraction. This youth leadership program offers 4th-8th grade students from across the state the opportunity to learn and travel together across Texas’ three largest metropolitan areas. Youth in the Austin/San Antonio camps visit the Battle For Texas: The Experience museum during their leadership academy week. Camps start each Sunday beginning June 3, with the last camp opening on July 29. Parents are urged to apply as soon as possible, because sessions are nearly full. “Joining forces with Education in Action to offer students a immersive, entertaining way to step into the
Texas Revolution is a unique opportunity to bring to life the story of Texas,” said Ryan Latham, Executive Director for Battle For Texas. “Battle For Texas strives to entertain and educate visitors through interactive experiences in which they partake in recreating events from the Battle of the Alamo. Having the ability to engage students from across the state allows them to step into the history they are learning in the classroom”.
To register or learn more, parents and educators can visit educationinaction.org. Both Battle For Texas and Education in Action staff recommend signing up as soon as possible because spaces fill fast.