Texas bird’s-eye views provide a wealth of opportunities for social studies, history, art, and language arts teachers of all grade levels. A single view allows students to explore the themes of immigration, city planning and development, transportation, economics, two-point perspective, and civic pride—to name only a few. The lesson plans included on this site provide cross-curricular activities with TEKS connections.
For more information about this and other curriculum based on the Amon Carter Museumís collection, call 817.989.5030 or e-mail email@example.com.
While supplies last, teachers may request a free poster of the 1891 Fort Worth view for their classrooms by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 817.989.5035. Please include your name and complete mailing address.
The Carter’s Teaching Resource Center has materials that can supplement your students’ study of Texas bird’s-eye views. They are available for free loan to teachers in the North Texas area; teachers outside this area may find these resources at their school or public libraries. For a list of materials and check-out procedures, please click here.
Elementary School Lesson Plans and Supplements
- Riding the Rails across Texas
- Bound for Texas
- Wanted: Texas Workers
Middle School Lesson Plans and Supplements
- Landmarks over Time
- Texas Transportation
- Texas Economics, Politics, and Society
- Texas Industries Then and Now
- Making a Bird’s-Eye View