SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) – It’s a show-and-tell lesson some San Antonio students will never forget.  They got to hold a real cannonball that was found inside a restored cannon at the Alamo.

Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush used the cannonball and replicas of restored maps from the General Land Office Archives to give fourth grade students at Storm and Hillcrest elementary schools a Texas History Map lesson on cattle, cotton and railways Monday.

His visit to the campuses in the San Antonio Independent School District is part of his commitment to have a “conversation with the future” this year by engaging with students and teachers across the state.

Commissioner Bush, a former teacher, says he enjoyed the opportunity to teach Texas History to the “future leaders of Texas.”

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