Traveling El Camino Real de Los Tejas
Start: 9:00 AM
End: 12:00 PM
Date: October 31, 2012
Grade Level: 4th and 7th Grade
Time Period: Late 1600’s-1800s
Join us as we travel across Texas to learn about the oldest trail in Texas, El Camino Real de los Tejas. Within this program, presenting sites will provide information on cities running along the trail including historical influences and events that have impacted the formation of the road. Remote sites can register as a presenting or view-only site for this program.
The El Camino Real de los Tejas formerly known as the King’s Highway spans 2,500 miles across several states and has served as the one of the main arteries of travel for soldiers, missionaries and settlers since the late 1600’s. Throughout its existence, the road’s development has been carved through economic, social, political and religious influences.
Classrooms chosen as participating sites will be assigned a city along or near El Camino Real to research and create a 10 minute presentation covering a brief history of the area and the historical influences that have impacted the development of the road. In addition, experts from around Texas will offer further information on the current development, history, and events tied to the road.
9:00 AM - 9:10 AM - Welcome / Introduction / Roll Call
9:10 AM - 9:20 AM - Mr Albert's Class from Wells, TX will present on the city of: San Antonio
9:20 AM - 9:30 AM - Ms. Gardner class from Hawley ISD will present on the city of: San Marcos
9:30 AM - 9:40 AM - Ms. Russells class from San Augustine ISD will present on the city of San Augustine.
9:50 AM - 10:00 AM - Michael Young's class from Rockdale ISD will present on the city of Rockdale
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM - Dr. George Avery, Archeologist from Stephen F Austin University
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM - Steven Gonzales, President of the El Camino Real de Los Tejas NHT Association
11:00 AM - 11:10 AM - Travis Kersten's class from Jackson MS will present on the city of: San Antonio
11:10 AM - 11:20 AM - Wendy Boatright's class from Manor ISD wil present on the city of: Austin
Stay tuned as we'll continue to update our schedule as more schools join.
Registration for this event will be open until the day of the event. We encourage our sites to register earlier however in order to be considered for addtional opportunities including the ability to send in questions to be asked to presenters and the ability to receive a free DVD on the historic trail from the National Park Service.
Click here to register for this event.
For presenting sites, we have compiled a toolkit to assist you with developing your presentation. These recommendations are designed to improve the learning experience through distance learning by taking advantage of various technologies. You may download the toolkit outline by clicking here.
Excellent resources have been developed by the NPS and El Camino Real de Los Tejas NHT Association. These will provide additional guidance and a framework for development on student presentations. We will post these on our website soon.
Guest speakers for this event will discuss modern influences and events pertaining to the El Camino de Los Tejas occuring from the 1900's to the present day. We are in the process of scheduling a guest speaker for this falls event. We will post more information as it becomes available.
This event will primarily cover TEKS Objectives set for seventh grade history requirements. To view a complete list of objectives covered within this event please click here.
The following lesson plans have been developed by the El Camino Real del Lost Tejas NHT Associtiona and the National Park Service. Use these resources as a guide when developing your presentation.
Lesson Plan overview
Lesson Plan I
Lesson Plan II
Lesson Plan III
Lesson Plan IV
Lesson Plan V