• Sit for a spell under a cottonwood tree and view the Franklin Mountains, seemingly nestled between the U.S. and Mexico flags in front of the visitor center. The two flags reflect our heritage; this land once belonging to Mexico and now to the U.S.

    Chamizal

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Lower Elementary Lesson Plans

These downloadable units are designed for second grade classrooms. Each lesson meets several TEKS objectives and are full of hands-on activities that engage students with the history of the Memorial.

Grade 2 Unit 1 694 KB
Grade 2 Unit 2 2.19 MB

The Chamizal Story (activity booklet) 8.5 MB

 

Did You Know?

U.S President Lyndon B. Johnson and Mexican President Lopez Mateos

During the talks that led up to the Chamizal Convention, instead of rendering handshakes, both Presidents Kennedy and Johnson were encouraged to greet their Mexican counterparts with an Abrazo – a customary embrace that is still widely practiced in the Southwest.