Lone Star Study
Produced by THSC specifically for Texas home schoolers, this very helpful, 80-page unit study helps to fulfill the requirement of “good citizenship.” Using this study, elementary- through high school-age students will gain a more complete understanding of government and the Texas legislature through the activities, projects, and reading assignments. This study comes complete with digital student booklet (in a digital PDF format) and also with the Answer Key (also in digital format.) You may purchase the Lone Star Study through your Capitol Days registration.
Please note the Lone Star Study is a popular addition to the Capitol Day experience. However, it is not a requirement for participation in Capitol Days. Perfect for those looking to understand the state governmental process, this study takes students of all ages through the three branches of government and the law-making process. Students will write their senator and representative,and high school-age students will research a piece of legislation. Take advantage of this hands-on enrichment for your home school!
Local attractions: Things to do, see, and eat in Austin!
Congress Avenue Bridge
Congress Avenue Bridge shelters the largest urban bat colony in North America. More than 1.5 million bats fly out near dusk. Best viewing dates: April-Oct.
Blanton Museum of Art
European paintings, modern and contemporary Latin American art, and an encyclopedic collection of prints. Admission is FREE on Thursday. Open Tues. – Fri. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m.
Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum
Exhibits, IMAX theatre, and more
Designed by Abner Cook (architect for the Governor’s Mansion), this beautiful 1855 Greek Revival-style home housed the Texas School for the Blind. Tours: Tues.-Sat. 2-5 p.m.
O. Henry Museum
Historic residence of William Sidney Porter
Zilker Botanical Gardens
30 acres of themed gardens!
Best BBQ in Austin! But bring some lawn chairs, because the wait is generally 1-2 hours!
Kerby Lane Café
Famous for their pancakes!
Hyde Park Bar & Grill
Comfort food, casual atmosphere, reasonable prices