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Videoconferencing from the Lone Star State

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SPOTLIGHT SESSIONS

The Constitution at Work: Elementary Edition

Presented by National Archives

Grades: 4-5

Cost: FREE

Date: September 15

Time: 10:00-10:45 CST


Guiding Question:
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

Grades: 6-8

Cost: FREE

Date: September 15

Time: 1:00-1:45 CST


Guiding Questions:

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"

Most providers are able to schedule programs "by request" to fit your scheduling needs. If you see a program but it's not available on a date or time that is suitable contact that provider directly to coordinate other options.

FEATURED PROGRAMS

Dancing Dolphins

Presented by Texas State Aquarium

Grades: Prek-2

Cost: $85

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.

Superhero Science

Presented by Perot Museum of Nature and Science

Grades: 2-8

Cost: $125

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

Grades: 105

Cost: $75

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!

FEATURED PROVIDER

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


Our programs are available on scheduled dates and times or "by request". To see the upcoming schedule click here. If you would like to request a program on a specific date and time email distancelearning@thestoryoftexas.com.

Content Disclaimer
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).

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