The Junior Historians of Texas is an enrichment group at Teravista for students in fourth and fifth grades. One of the major objectives of the group is to give students the opportunity to explore and research an area of local and state history that interests them. Topics of interests that students often explore (but not limited) include Texas Native American, Spanish exploration, the Republic of Texas, and Texas statehood. While researching topics, students often synergize in order to closely examine how the events from the past have shaped how Texas is today. Students also take an indepth look at various historical leaders from our past and examine the impact their leadership had on the people around them. Questions that students often explore include: How were these leaders proactive when they were setting out to accomplish their goals? Did they begin with the end in mind when they were envisioning their goals? Did they think win-win when they thought of the Texans that their goals would impact? Did they seek first to understand, then to be understood when conflicts would arise? While exploring historical events students also learn to develop skills in formal writing, public speaking and presentation, and work with technology to better enhance the skills that they will need as future leaders.
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