Alamo

A field trip to the Alamo, the shrine to Texas liberty, is an excellent way to foster a love of learning and reverence for history from a young age. Groups can embark on an 1836 Battlefield Tour to learn about one of the most iconic battles in history. Groups may also visit the Alamo Shrine church, or explore the exhibits of the Long Barrack Museum. The Alamo Young Couriers is an activity booklet for students, named to honor the couriers who broke Mexican lines to convey their plight of the defenders to the rest of Texas. There is also a scout badge program. 

Contact Info
Address: 300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205. Contra Costa County. Tel: 210-225-1391. Email: alamoinfo@glo.texas.gov. Website: www.thealamo.org. Hrs: Daily 9AM-5:30PM.

Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2 hours. Cost: Fee/Free.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Social Studies.  

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Historic Site Lesson Plan

While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, such as Philadelphia’s Independence Hall or Washington D.C.’s National Mall, consider reasons for preserving them. They are historically significant and can be visited, toured, and admired. Students learn about the historical relevance of specific historical sites and the importance of preserving these sites.... Continue