Austin participants gather at the LBJ Presidential Library. All photographs in slideshow are by Humanities Texas.

Gordon S. Wood, professor of history emeritus at Brown University, delivers the institute keynote address entitled "The Revolutionary Origins of the Civil War."

Jesús F. de la Teja, Jerome H. and Catherine E. Supple Professor of Southwestern Studies at Texas State University and Humanities Texas board member, delivers a lecture on the Pueblo Revolt.

Jesús F. de la Teja leads an afternoon workshop on Spanish colonial history in the American Southwest.

Eric Hinderaker, professor of history at the University of Utah, talks about violence and conflicts in colonial America.

Eric Hinderaker leads an afternoon workshop.

Gordon S. Wood delivers a lecture entitled "George Washington as Commander in Chief."

Gordon S. Wood leads an afternoon workshop.

Gordon S. Wood discusses Washington's presidency with teachers.

Robert Olwell, associate professor of history at The University of Texas at Austin, lectures on turning points of the Revolutionary War.

Robert Olwell leads an afternoon workshop with teachers.

Stacy Fuller, director of education at the Amon Carter Museum, gives a presentation on using works of art in the history classroom.

Teachers listen during Stacy Fuller's presentation.

Institute participants enjoy a reception at the home of Humanities Texas board member Michael L. Klein.

Teresa Cobern of Central Junior High School in Euless and Marc Schwarz of Dessau Middle School in Pflugerville engage in conversation with Jennifer L. Weber, associate professor of history at the University of Kansas, at the Klein reception.

Signe Peterson and Jim Furgeson, both former winners of the Humanities Texas Outstanding Teaching of the Humanities Award, enjoy the Klein reception.

Charles Flanagan, director of educational programs at NARA's Center for Legislative Archives, speaks about the War of 1812.

Charles Flanagan leads an afternoon workshop with teachers examining historical documents related to the War of 1812.

Erika M. Bsumek, associate professor of history at The University of Texas at Austin, speaks about Indian wars in the Southwest during the nineteenth century.

Erika M. Bsumek (center) discusses further the Indian wars of the Southwest with Valerie Vega of Hamlin Middle School in Corpus Christi and Marc Schwarz.

Heather Cox Richardson, professor of history at Boston College, speaks about westward expansion in nineteenth-century America.

Heather Cox Richardson discusses westward expansion with Juan Cabrera of Ojeda Middle School in Del Valle, Teresa Cobern, and Melissa Eastman of Troup Middle School in Troup during an afternoon workshop.

Heather Cox Richardson examines historical documents related to the Civil War with Jorge Badillo of El Paso's Garcia-Enriquez Middle School, Valerie Vega, Nora Garcia of Corpus Christi's Hamlin Middle School, and Marc Schwarz during an afternoon workshop.

Daniel Walker Howe, Rhodes Professor of American History Emeritus at Oxford University and professor emeritus of history at the University of California, Los Angeles, delivers a lecture on the Mexican War.

Daniel Walker Howe discusses the Mexican War with Rebecca Lacquey of Katy High School and Don Hoover of Round Rock's Stony Point High School.

From left to right: Heather Pesanti, senior curator at AMOA-Arthouse in Austin; Michael L. Gillette, executive director of Humanities Texas; George B. Forgie, associate professor of history at The University of Texas at Austin; Daniel Feller, professor of history and editor/director of The Papers of Andrew Jackson at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville; and Jennifer L. Weber, associate professor of history at the University of Kansas, gather during a reception for institute participants at the Byrne-Reed House.

Teachers gather at the Byrne-Reed House reception after the second day of the institute.

Daniel Feller delivers a talk on secession.

Daniel Feller discusses documents related to secession and the coming of the Civil War with teachers during an afternoon workshop.

George B. Forgie delivers a talk entitled "Nine Questions about the Civil War."

George B. Forgie leads an afternoon workshop.

Christopher Walker (left) of Weatherford's Brewer Middle School and Harold Verkamp of San Antonio's St. Anthony Catholic Elementary School listen as Kimberly Pena of Kyle's Wallace Middle School asks a question after George B. Forgie's presentation on the Civil War.

H. W. Brands (left), Dickson, Allen, Anderson Centennial Professor at The University of Texas at Austin, leads an afternoon workshop with Juan Cabrera, Sarah Jones of Union Grove Middle School in Killeen, and David Mabry of Nichols Junior High School in Arlington. Brands gave a presentation on Ulysses S. Grant earlier in the day.

Jennifer L. Weber lectures on the Civil War.

Jennifer L. Weber introduces teachers to the educational video "The Civil War in Four Minutes."

Heather Pesanti delivers a presentation on using art as a tool for teaching critical thinking.