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Death on Board La Belle: Finding Clues from Old Bones

image from La Belle lesson

This Science and Social Studies lesson introduces students to the various scientific inquiries used to analyze human skeletons and learn about life in the past. Students will complete an illustrated online interactive based on the actual analysis of the skeleton found on La Salle's shipwreck, La Belle, to determine what the French sailor's life was like. View TEKS and download page.

The French in Texas

image from the French exploration lesson


This Social Studies lesson for 4th grade students is correlated to the Belle exhibit and other websites. Through researching, journal writing, and answering a variety of questions, students will gain a broad understanding of early French exploration and settlement in Texas. View TEKS and download page.