Go back to World War II with the Southlake Senior Activity Center at the Dallas Holocaust Museum, as they learn about the occurrences of April 19, 1943. The Southlake Senior Activity Center bus will depart on Wednesday, August 13th, 2014 at 9:00 AM and will return to the Center at 4:00 PM. Please note that the arrival and return times are subject to change.
Three isolated actions occurred that day which represent an ethical lesson that will be taught at the museum. The museum’s main exhibit explains the crucial events and the distinction between them. The visit will be a self-guided audio tour, that focuses on photography and witnesses’ testimonies, along with exposure to the message learned because of that single day on April 19,1943.
The cost for transportation for this event will be $5.00 and the museum admission cost is $8.00. Please bring extra money for lunch and other purchases.
If you are interested in signing up for this interesting outing, you can register at the Southlake Senior Activity Center located at 307 Parkwood Drive, Southlake, TX. Please contact (817) 748-8315 if you would like more information.
Travel back to the mid-1800s as the Southlake Senior Activity Center takes in the Texas Civil War Museum on Wednesday July 16, 2014.
The museum opened in 2006 and boasts the largest Civil War collection this side of the Mississippi. The museum consists of three separate galleries that display a civil war collection, a Victorian dress collection, and a United Daughters of the Confederacy Texas Confederate collection. Participants will also enjoy a movie called “Our Homes Our Rights” – Texas in the Civil War.
The Southlake Senior Activity Center bus will depart from the Senior Center on Thursday, July 16, 2014 at 12:30 p.m. and will return at 4:00 p.m. Please note that the arrival and return times are subject to change.
The transportation cost for this event is $3.00 and the admission to the museum is $6.00. Pease bring money if you would like to purchase something from the gift shop.
If you are interested in signing up for this exciting outing, you can register at the Southlake Senior Activity Center located at 307 Parkwood Drive. Please contact (817) 748-8315 if you would like more information.
Johnson Elementary fourth graders recently traveled to Austin with Education in Action’s “Proud to be Texan” field trip.
Teachers and students took their classrooms on the road Friday, March 28. Students visited the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum and the Texas State Capitol to experience what they are learning in fourth grade Texas History.
On 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 visit. In Austin the students visited the Texas State Capitol where their legislators, The Honorable Kelly Hancock, State Senator, District 9 and The Honorable Giovanni Capriglione, State Representative, District 98, office. Students saw first-hand where Texas laws are made as they toured the State Capitol including the Senate and House of Representatives chambers. At the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum students explored exhibits about Texas’s earliest inhabitants, the Texas Revolution, and events that created our Lone Star identity. The students’ visit to the museum concluded at the multi-sensory Texas Spirit Theater with the Star of Destiny where they saw and experienced the history of our great state including a gusher exploding from an East Texas oil derrick and the takeoff of Saturn V as seen from Mission Control at the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Houston.
“Education in Action’s field trips are based on the understanding that the most effective way for students to learn is through experience,” stated Lori Duncan, Education in Action’s School Programs Director. “Student activities during Education in Action’s Proud to be Texan” field trip reinforce and supplement fourth grade Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills learning objectives with a focus on why Texans are so proud of their unique heritage.”
Education in Action’s Travel, Explore, and Learn field trips make it easy for teachers to take their 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade classrooms on organized, fun, and meaningful site-based learning experiences. Education in Action handles all details, including round-trip charter bus transportation, reservations, and TEKS-based program curriculum, so participating teachers can focus on their students and making connections between the experience and what students are learning in the classroom.
In addition to Travel, Explore, and Learn field trips to Waco/Georgetown, Austin, Dallas, and Fort Worth, Education in Action also offers spring break and summer Lone Star Leadership Academy camps for outstanding 4th-8th graders. During the weeklong, overnight camps, participants experience significant Texas sites in Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin/San Antonio, or Houston/Galveston with Texas educators and a focus on leadership.
Education in Action is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to fostering educated and involved young people. For more information about Education in Action visit www.educationinaction.org.
Join the Southlake Senior Activity Center on their visit to the American Airlines C.R. Smith Museum on Thursday, April 17, 2014 in Ft. Worth. The Southlake Senior bus will depart from the Senior Center at 1:00 p.m. and will return at 4:00 p.m.
The C.R. Smith Museum takes visitors on a flight through American Airlines history, with interactive exhibits featuring historical artifacts, full scale aircraft engines and a rare Douglas DC-3 airliner. During the visit, the featured exhibit SPIN: The Science of Rotation will be on display.
The transportation cost for this event is $3.00 and the admission fee is $4.00. Participants 55+ can register at the Southlake Senior Activity Center located at 307 Parkwood Drive. Please call (817)748-8315 if you would like more information.