• 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

    National Memorial Texas

Middle & High School Classrooms

A ranger stands on stage facing a theater full of high school students.

Career Day Talks
Rangers will visit classrooms to share the NPS mission and provide information on the various career paths of park rangers.
Pre-K through 12th: Social Studies & Career Investigation

Cooperative Comics
Following a discussion on comics as literature and art, students create comic panels that identify conflicts at school, as well as brainstorm ways to minimize effects of those conflicts.
5th through 8th: Language Arts, Social Skills & Visual Arts

Let's Move Outdoors
A series of lesson plans designed to engage kids in fun, outdoor activities that teaches them the history of the Chamizal.
6th through 8th: Social Studies, Language Arts & Physical Education

Siglo De Oro
In-school outreach program brings university-level theater performers and academics to deliver an interactive lesson on Spain's Golden Age of literature and theater.
6th through 12th: Foreign Language, Social Studies & Theater Arts

Did You Know?

Ambassadors Mann (U.S.) and Tello (Mexico)

The two official signatures on the Chamizal Convention of 1963 are not those of the President of the United States and Mexico, but of Ambassador Thomas Mann of the United States and Ambassador Manual Tello of Mexico. More...