In February 2013, Humanities Texas held a series of one-day teacher workshops for two hundred and thirty-nine teachers throughout the state focusing on slavery, secession, the Civil War, and Reconstruction.
Each workshop addressed the state’s curriculum standards covering slavery, secession, the Civil War, and Reconstruction.
The workshops emphasized close interaction with scholars, the examination of primary sources, and the development of effective pedagogical strategies and engaging assignments and activities. Teachers received books and other instructional materials.
Participating scholars included Michael Les Benedict (The Ohio State University), Albert S. Broussard (Texas A&M University), Daniel Feller (University of Tennessee, Knoxville), Donald S. Frazier (McMurry University), Carey H. Latimore (Trinity University), Eric H. Walther (University of Houston), Jennifer Weber (University of Kansas), and Daina Ramey Berry, H. W. Brands, and George B. Forgie, all of The University of Texas at Austin.
Our March 2013 newsletter included a slideshow of images from the workshops.
View videos of selected faculty lectures:
Each workshop overview details the program's schedule and participants.
|Austin||February 15||Byrne-Reed House||Overview|
|Abilene||February 18||Education Service Center, Region 14||Overview|
|Corpus Christi||February 20||Education Service Center, Region 2||Overview|
|Dallas||February 21||Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture||Overview|
|Kilgore||February 22||Education Service Center, Region 7||Overview|
These workshops were made possible with funding from the State of Texas, with ongoing support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Additional support was provided by the Sid W. Richardson Foundation.