6th – 8TH GRADE
Stories you wish you knew
The history of the United States is nothing more than ordinary men and women doing extraordinary things. Come and discover acts of heroism and bravery that make American history a great adventure. (Focus: history)
Extra! Extra! Read All About It!
Reporters Needed! The events of the past decades need to be publicized and your students are just the ones to do it! We will tour both the Hall of Presidents and the Hall of American Freedom. Students will receive a ‘breaking news’ assignment and be sent out to “report from the field”. Maybe they will find a soldier to interview or a President with words for the American people. A few facts mixed with their imagination will produce an account to remember! (Focus: writing and grammar or Level II Spanish)
Who Am I?
After an introductory tour of both the Hall of Presidents and the Hall of American Freedom, students will be employed by the Eagle Detective Agency to track down facts in hiding! It will be a challenge to sort out who did what when, but we are sure that our detectives will be successful. Bring your best detectives and let the hunt begin! (Focus: history)
Solving History’s Mysteries
“Uh and why do I need to know this formula?” is every teacher’s favorite question! Come tour the Hall of Presidents and the Hall of Freedom and let your students discover for themselves how they use algebra and formulas every day. After touring the museum, their minds begin to wonder about survival rates, force of impacts, and all kinds of “what ifs”. Only math can provide the answers to those questions. Not only will they use their formula skills, they will want to use those skills because they created the mystery! (Focus: mental math, pre-algebra, algebra)
We Are Texans
Our country is a great country and Texas had a lot to do with that. Who is the President that learned the hard way “Don’t Mess With Texas”? How did Texas get the U.S. involved in World War I? Texas casts a long shadow! Come and see all the contributions Texans have made to our nation’s history. (Focus: Texas History)
It Is In the Genes
Did you know that George Washington had blond hair? Which president had red hair? Who was the shortest president? What did Theodore Roosevelt look like when he was a teenager? Which presidents are related? The answers are in the genetics of the Presidents. After touring the Hall of Freedom and the Hall of Presidents, students will construct the genotype of a president by using his phenotype. Finally, they will take time to create a phenotype of the president as a child using his genotype. (Focus: genetics for life science, biology) (Please allow 2 hours to complete this tour)
A Moment In Time
History is much more than a list of facts and dates. It is the story of how people became a nation. After a tour of both the Hall of Presidents and the Hall of American Freedom, students will be transported back in time and asked to ‘live’ a day in the year. Each student will write and present a page from their diary describing what it was like to be a young person in America during a time of great conflict. (Focus: sociology, geography and writing)
***All tours are grade-level appropriate and meet TEKS requirements. When you reserve your tour, please be sure to specify your grade level and tour choice. All tours are approximately 1 ½ hours long and have a maximum capacity of 40 students.
***All tours can be customized to correspond with the topic and subject matter pertaining to your specific class.