One hundred students and 30 parent chaperones from The Varnett School Northeast visited the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site, Battleship Texas State Historic Site and the San Jacinto Monument and Museum.
Battleship Texas took part in some of the most significant naval battles of the 20th century during both world wars. The Battle of San Jacinto, fought on April 21, 1836, in present-day Harris County, was the decisive battle of the Texas Revolution. Led by General Sam Houston, Texian troops surprised the Mexican army camped there. Shouting “Remember the Alamo” and “Remember Goliad,” the rebels routed the larger force in only 18 minutes. The museum features rich displays of armaments and uniforms with an exciting retelling "of the road to Texas freedom."
The students who visited are in grades 4 and 7. Hats off to Mr. Lawrence K. Thomas, seventh-grade history teacher. And huge thank you to the parent chaperones who helped supervise our students during field lesson today.
Story and photos by Ms. Toni Fisher, director of The Varnett School Northeast