• 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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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?

Rio Grande / Rio Bravo river

The only natural boundary between the United States and Mexico is the Rio Grande River, which was established in 1848 by the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. The Rio Bravo, as the river is known in Mexico, makes up about 1000 miles of the 2000-mile border between the two countries.