Some Texoma students stepped back in time Thursday morning to learn a little bit about Texas history.
More than 750 4th graders from 17 schools in Texoma learned about chuck wagons from the 1800s, heard from a Sam Houston reenactor, Buffalo Soldiers and much more. It was organized by Region 9 Education Service Center authorities, and the goal was to get the students engaged and show that Texas history isn’t just something they read about.
“We want them to see that Texas history is something they are actually apart of,” Texas History Day c-chairwoman Shelly Cunningham said. “It’s alive. It’s not just something they study a bunch of dead guys. We want them to see that every day they are creating a part of Texas history.”
Cunningham said events like this can be so important because of the hands-on learning the students get and it shows them Texas history is also their history