Battle of Alamo a history lesson
February 28, 2013, 9:00 pm by Adam Troxtell
Few people in Marble Falls will understand the significance of this Saturday more than the seventh grade class.
Texas Independence Day, March 2, is a time reserved for Texan pride, something seventh graders would know as they are right in the middle of a year’s worth of Texas history instruction. Those classes used to extend beyond middle school, and there are efforts to continue Texas history education as students move toward and into college.
"Texas history means a lot to me, really,” Kirsta Little, a seventh grader in Marble Falls Middle School, said. "It’s important because it’s how we became Texans. We’ve fought wars here that made us who we are today.”
Over the past three weeks, Little created a large replica of
the Battle of the Alamo,
complete with the mission and its barracks, sanctuary, and walls, and toy Texan
and Mexican soldiers. It went on display last night at the Middle School
History Fair along with other recreations like Texas
Kyle Field and the railroad that took Texas
cotton to Galveston
where it was shipped internationally.
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