Teachers Workshop - Caddo Mounds

Jun 26 2015 - 8:30am to Jun 27 2015 - 5:00pm


Cost: $45 (includes lunch and snacks both days)


Caddo Mounds State Historic Site
1649 State HWY 21 West
Alto  Texas  75925

Caddo Mounds visitors center

Travel back through time with a two-day teacher workshop at Caddo Mounds.

Both days will include walking/short hikes and other outdoor activities. Please wear or bring closed-toe shoes. You may want a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, bug spray, and anything else that will make you comfortable outdoors.

Certified by the TEA for CPE credit.

Workshop topics include: 

  • Day 1: Caddo Traditional Stories: Teaching Caddo History & Culture through Stories, facilitated by Dr. George Sabo III and Kricket Rhoads-Connywerdy, Caddo storyteller.
  • Day 2: El Camino Real de los Tejas: The History and Impacts of the Royal Road to the Land of the Tejas, facilitated by Jeff Williams, MS and Carol Blaney, MA.

Learning objectives include:

  • Gain understanding of Caddo history and culture.
  • Understand the role traditional stories play in teaching us about culture.
  • Engage in 5-step process to understand meaning and metaphors embedded in Caddo traditional stories.
  • Immersion in Caddo ceramic tradition.
  • Learn about the history of El Camino Real de los Tejas—Spanish, French, Anglo.
  • Understand the Anglo experience on the Camino Real and what their arrival in Tejas meant for Texas Indians.
  • Engage in a facilitated dialogue that grapples with taking pride in our early Texas heroes, the Texas mystique, and the horrors of Indian removal.

Staying the Night?

Caddo Mounds State Historic Site is about 30 minutes from:

The site is six miles from Mission Tejas State Park (should you want to camp).