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Dallas Historical Society



Sam Houston

Time Frames
During School Day, After School, Summer, Weekend
Formats
Field Trip, On Campus Program
Grades
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Community/Fam., Talented/Gifted
Standards

Description

This is a first person interpretation/performance of the life and experiences of Sam Houston, President of the Republic of Texas and Governor of both Texas and Tennessee. Born in Tennessee, Sam Houston ended up in Texas before the Texas Revolution started and became the Commander of the new Texas Army. As Commander, he defeated Mexican President Santa Anna at San Jacinto and gave Texas its independence. He went on to become both the first and third elected President of the Republic of Texas and the first Senator from the State of Texas and, finally, the Governor of the State of Texas.

Students Will

  • Learn the early history and shaping forces of Sam Houston.
  • Learn about the life and adventures of Sam Houston.
  • Learn about the struggle for Texas independence from Mexico.
  • Learn Sam Houston’s role in the battle for Texas independence.
  • Learn how Sam Houston’s involvement shaped Texas’ first years as part of the United States.
  • Learn about the Texan victory over Santa Anna at San Jacinto.
  • Book: Sam Houston: I Am Houston (Texas Heroes For Young Readers). By: Mary Dodson Wade and Pat Finney; ISBN-10: 1933979372

Details

Dates: Open
Times: Open
Duration: Approximately one hour (includes Q & A session)
School Fee: $250 First Performance; $75 (each) 2nd and 3rd Performance (same character). Max three in one day.
Minimum Attendance: 1
Maximum Attendance: 150
Bilingual: No
Technical Needs: Microphone may be required for groups over 50
Other Information: For a discount, you can book up to three performances of the same character in one day.

Scheduling / Booking

Instructions: Call (214) 421-4500 x104 or email DHS Booking at Booking@dallashistory.org.
Deadline: Two weeks in advance. However, sometimes last minute requests can be accommodated.
Cancellation Policy: No refunds will be given for absent students. Any field trip, excluding the Chuckwagon, may be cancelled with full refund up to 48 hours before the scheduled program(s) and/or special event(s). Because of the popularity of the Chuckwagon field trip program, cancellation must be made within eight weeks of the program date in order to receive a full refund. Any field trip cancelled with less than 48 hours notice of the scheduled program(s) and/or special event(s) – including failure to cancel – will not be refunded. All program(s) and special event(s) will begin promptly at the time scheduled. The Dallas Historical Society is not responsible for groups who arrive late. No program delay or refund will be issued for tardiness. All outreach programs or performances will begin at the time scheduled and will last 45 minutes to an hour. Please have all participating students seated and ready to go by outreach program or performance start time. Failure to do so may result in an abbreviated program or performance. All programs and special events cancelled by the school or as a result of a district-wide closing and/or adverse weather will not be refunded. Affected programs and special events will either be rescheduled or may receive credit toward future programming. All programs and special events cancelled by the Dallas Historical Society for adverse weather or other conditions beyond our control will be refunded or rescheduled.
After School Policy: All after school programs or performances will begin at the time scheduled and will last 45 minutes to an hour. Please have all participating students seated and ready to go by after school program or performance start time. Failure to do so may result in an abbreviated program or performance.

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