Humanities Texas is pleased to invite teachers to submit a description of how they have incorporated the Texas Originals radio series into an end-of-year assignment for a chance to win $100 and a set of our limited edition mugs, and to be featured on the Humanities Texas website. In 250-500 words, teachers should tell us about an end-of-year project they created using one or more Texas Originals episodes.


Any teacher in a Texas school may submit an entry.


Describe your project in 250-500 words and fill out the quick and easy submission form. Download the form here. These informal, short submissions should include:

  • The assignment's objectives.
  • The Texas Originals episode(s) used.
  • A detailed description of the assignment that other teachers
    can use.
  • A brief description of students' work and level of engagement.


Please email your submission form and project description to by June 1, 2013. Award winners will be notified of their selection in July 2013.


Five winners will be selected. The winning projects will be posted on the Humanities Texas website, and the winning teachers will each receive $100 and a set of four limited edition mugs, which feature Barbara Jordan, Tom Lea, Katherine Ann Porter, and Juan Seguín.

About Texas Originals

Texas Originals is a radio series profiling individuals whose life and achievements have had a profound influence upon Texas history and culture. Developed in partnership with KUHF, Houston Public Radio, the program airs on more than fifteen public and commercial radio stations in Texas and is available for free on iTunes and the Humanities Texas website. Visit the Texas Originals "For Educators" page for a downloadable guide of the correlations between Texas Originals and the fourth- and seventh-grade Texas history TEKS.

Sam Houston, ca. 1848–1850. Image courtesy of the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.
Barbara Jordan during a Family Circle magazine interview, October 18, 1976. LBJ Library photo by Frank Wolfe.