Texas History Tuesdays: La Belle - The Ship that Changed History

Online Program

Livestream April 21, 10:00am - 11:15am
Livestream April 21, 1:00pm - 2:15pm

Connect with the Bullock Museum over videoconference during this live presentation.

A Museum Educator, primary sources, and interesting content is a winning instructional combination. These programs are typically taught to elementary and middle school audiences, but we invite anyone who is looking for an enriching and fun experience to connect with us. 

Livestream 10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Livestream 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Program Details

Who was the 17th Century French explorer La Salle? How did the sinking of his ship, La Belle, change the history of Texas? What technological innovations were used to excavate and conserve this ship and its artifacts for over 300 years? Discover the answers to these questions by examining the artifacts found on the ship with a Museum Educator.

BONUS: The exhibit curator will be joining the livestream for a special Q and A session!

You'll be able to ask questions during the Q and A at the end of the program. No supplies needed, but if you want to add on some extension activities, see below.

TEKS Social Studies curriculum correlations
  • 4th grade: 4.2a-c, 4.6a, 4.19a-c, 4.20a-b, 4.21a-c, 4. 22
  • 5th grade: 5.1a,5.6a, 5.21b, 5.23a-c, 5.25a-b, 5.26a
  • 6th grade: 7.1a, 7.2b, 7.2c, 7.18a, 7.18c, 7.20a-d, 7.22a, 7.23a
  • 7th grade: 8.1a, 8.2a, 8.10a, 8.29a-c, 8.30a, 8.31a

Please note: You will be prompted to download the Zoom application for mobile or desktop if it is not already installed. You do not need a Zoom account to join this livestream. You will be asked to register upon connecting to the webinar. Advanced registration is not required. 

For security and privacy purposes, attendees will not have video or audio capabilities. Questions will be moderated by Museum staff. Participants will not be allowed to send private messages or media in the livestream. Teachers, if you have questions or want to discuss other security and privacy measures so that your students can participate, please email distance.learning@thestoryoftexas.com.

Visit here for information about the Bullock Museum's Distance Learning Program options.

Questions? Interested in scheduling this program for your group at a different date/time?  Email distance.learning@thestoryoftexas.com.