• 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.

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Middle School Lesson Plans

New Cultural Encounters 178 KB
Through a simulation game, students will experience what it is like to confront and deal with a culture highly different from their own. Chamizal National Memorial was built to commemorate a peaceful treaty between two nations with different languages, and cultural backgrounds. The two countries found common ground through diplomacy, goodwill, and cooperation.
 
Road Trip Across Texas and New Mexico 91 KB
This lesson plan integrates Geography and Social Studies TEKS for grades 6-8 while exploring regional National Park Sites.

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.