Upcoming Institutes

Topics in Twentieth-Century Texas History

On April 19, 2018, Humanities Texas will hold a workshop in Fort Worth for Texas history teachers covering the state's history in the twentieth century.

Faculty and curriculum

Content will be TEKS aligned. Faculty lectures will address Texas politics from 1930 to 1960, boom and bust in Texas industry, significant women in twentieth-century Texas, and the civil rights movement.

The workshop will feature close interaction with scholars, the examination of primary sources, and the development of effective pedagogical strategies and engaging assignments and activities. Teachers will receive books and other instructional materials. 

Workshop faculty includes Alwyn Barr (Texas Tech University), Michael L. Gillette (Humanities Texas),  Joseph A. Pratt (University of Houston), and Rebecca Sharpless (Texas Christian University).

Location and Schedule

The workshop will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth.


The workshop is open to all Texas and U.S. history teachers. Priority consideration will be given to early-career teachers in low-performing schools and districts.

How to apply

Complete the online application and submit it to Humanities Texas. Please apply as soon as possible, as registration will occur on a rolling basis and space is limited.

Substitutes, travel reimbursements, and CPE credits

The workshop is free to teachers and their schools. Humanities Texas will reimburse schools $80 for a substitute for any teacher who attends. Humanities Texas will not locate or secure substitutes; this remains the responsibility of the schools or districts. Participants will receive CPE hours and may be eligible to receive GT credit, depending on district standards. CPE hours will be adjusted if a teacher misses any portion of the program. 

Teachers will be reimbursed for approved travel costs up to $300. Eligible expenses include mileage, lodging, air travel, airport parking, and taxi fares. Meals are not reimbursable. Reimbursement rates are set by the State of Texas. Itemized receipts are required for all costs excluding gas. Please review the Humanities Texas travel policy Humanities Texas travel policy for program participants for more information. 

Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements to and from the program. Please note that Humanities Texas’s maximum reimbursement for total travel expenses is $300, even if the teacher’s actual expenses exceed $300.


The workshop is made possible with major funding from the State of Texas, with ongoing support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Questions about Teacher Institutes

Call 512.440.1991 or email institutes@humanitiestexas.org.