Teachers' Workshop: An El Camino Journey

Jun 24 2017 (All day) to Jun 25 2017 (All day)

1649 State Hwy 21W
Alto  Texas  75925

Travel back through time with Caddo Mounds State Historic Site.

We will hold a two-day teacher workshop at Caddo Mounds SHS on June 24-25, 8:30-4:30.

Cost $100 (includes lunch, snacks, and materials)
Certified by the TEA for CPE credit

Register here - https://thc.z2systems.com/np/clients/thc/event.jsp?event=3667&

Workshop Topics
Designated as a National Historic Trail in 2004, El Camino Real de Los Tejas is a corridor of indigenous trails first utilized by early European explorers to contact the Caddo living deep in the forests of eastern Texas. Over two days we will learn about the history of the trail, explore historic sites associated with Spanish exploration and settlement in the region, and tour existing remnants of the historic trail. Discussions will focus on the trail’s historic context, the trail’s significant contribution to the multi-cultural evolution of the state, and the trail’s importance in the history of the United States.

We will visit the Stone Fort Museum, Mission Dolores State Historic Site, and Lobanillo swales. We will learn how to play card and dice games played by Spanish settlers during the time of El Camino Real.

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

Staying the night? 
Caddo Mounds State Historic Site is about 30 minutes from:

Nacogdoches
http://www.visitnacogdoches.org/

Lufkin
http://www.visitlufkin.com/

Crockett
http://www.crockettareachamber.org/

Jacksonville
http://www.jacksonvilletexas.com/list/ql/lodging-travel-15

15 minutes from:
Rusk (The Weston hotel)
http://www.westoninntexas.com/

and 6 miles from Mission Tejas State Park (should you want to camp)
http://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/mission-tejas