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The Constitution at Work: Elementary Edition
Presented by National Archives
Date: September 15
Time: 10:00-10:45 CST
How is the U.S. Constitution relevant to the daily lives of American citizens?
What does the board game “Monopoly” have to do with the U.S. Constitution? How about the letter you wrote to the president when you were in elementary school? The answer to both questions is: plenty—if you know your Constitution. This program provides a unique opportunity to learn, via analysis of primary source documents, about the content, impact, and perpetual relevance of the U. S. Constitution to the daily lives of American citizens.
The Constitution at Work: Middle School Edition
Presented by National Archives
Date: September 15
Time: 1:00-1:45 CST
How does the Constitution create a strong central government?
How does the Constitution separate and share power?
During this program, students will review some of the problems created by the Articles of Confederation and how these issues led to the creation of the United States Constitution and a new central government. Prior to the program, students will be divided into groups to analyze primary sources that show historical examples of the Constitution at work. During the videoconference, students will use these documents to determine how the Constitution creates a stronger central government compared to the Articles of Confederation. They will also discover how it shares and separates powers between the three branches of government and between the federal government and state governments.
Programs Available "By Request"
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Presented by Texas State Aquarium
Date: September 18 (also available by request)
Times: 9:00-9:30, 10:00-10:30, 11:00-11:30, 12:30-1:00 or 1:30-2:00 CST
Join us as we learn how to move and talk like a dolphin! Get your students up and moving as they study the adaptations and body parts these mammals use to swim and survive in the ocean. Students will also discover how dolphins communicate using distinct clicks and whistles, and visit our Atlantic bottlenose dolphins through our real-time view into Dolphin Bay.
Presented by Perot Museum of Nature and Science
Date: September 14 & 28 (also available by request)
Times: 9:00-9:45 or 1:00-1:45 CST
It’s a bird, it’s a plane — no, it’s Superhero Science! Discover the science behind superheroes and their amazing powers with this interactive, Museum educator-led auditorium show. The program explores topics such as matter and energy, smart materials, magnetism, levitation and properties of light.
Exploring Food Chains
Presented by Fort Worth Zoo
Date: September 19, 20, 21, 26, 27 or 28 (also available by request)
Times: 9:00-9:45, 10:00-10:45 or 1:00-1:45 CST
Grades 1-2: An introduction into what it means to be part of the chain. Zoo staff will lead the class in predator/prey relationships, constructing a food chain, a discussion about it and what happens if one part of the chain is removed. This interactive program includes a live animal presentation!
Grades 3-5: Same as above with added concepts. Students will describe the flow of energy in a food chain and how producers create their food and the transfer of energy to consumers. This interactive program includes a live animal presentation!
Bullock Texas State History Museum
TELLING THE STORIES OF TEXAS
Take a virtual visit to the Museum through real-time, interactive videoconferencing direct from Austin. A Museum educator, primary sources, and interesting content is a winning instructional combination. All distance learning programs are designed with pre- and post-viewing activities, and provide a variety of teacher resources aligned to TEKS.
FREE program options for grades 4-7 include:
La Belle: The Ship That Changed History
First Encounters: When the Conquistadors Met the Karankawa
Gone to Texas: Part of the Nation's Immigration Story
Myths and Unsolved Mysteries of the Texas Revolution
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The views and opinions expressed are those of the contributing members of Connect2Texas and do not necessarily represent the views of the Education Service Center Region 11. While some content is deemed appropriate for various curriculum standards used by viewers nationwide, most content providers make an effort to tie their content to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS).