• 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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    From June 1 through August 31, the consumption or possession of alcoholic beverages without a permit is prohibited. During Music Under the Stars concerts, alcohol may be purchased within the memorial boundary. More »

  • Trail Improvements Begin July 2014

    From July 8 through September 30, 2014 crews will resurface sections of the park's walking trail and install new drainage culverts. Sections of trail will be temporarily closed. For your safety, please obey all closure signs. More »

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Upper Elementary Lesson Plans

Road Trip Across Texas and New Mexico 91.6 KB
This lesson integrates Geography and Social Studies TEKS for grades 3 to 5 while exploring regional National Park sites.

A Lesson on Adaptation 1.45 KB
This lesson plan integrates Science and Language Arts TAKS objectives with Social Studies TEKS for grades 3 to 5.


The following units are designed for fourth 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 4 Unit 1 1.98 MB
Grade 4 Unit 2 1.57 MB

The Chamizal Story (activity booklet) 8.5 MB

 

Did You Know?

Chalk Drawing

Over 5,000 U.S. residents had to be moved from their homes and businesses in the area of El Paso that was to be handed over to Mexico, in agreement with the terms of the Chamizal Convention of 1963, at the government’s expense. More...