Online Educational Resources

 

Online Teacher Professional Development Lectures

In 2020, Humanities Texas held free online professional development institutes and webinar series for Texas teachers covering topics in U.S. history, Texas history, and English language arts. Faculty lectures from these programs are now available online, featuring content-based instruction from leading scholars in their fields and the valuable question-and-answer sessions that followed each presentation.


Founding a New Nation (2020 Online Institute)

From June 15–19, 2020, Humanities Texas held an online professional development institute for Texas teachers covering U.S. history during the founding period.


The Cold War (2020 Online Institute)

From June 22–26, 2020, Humanities Texas held an online professional development institute for Texas teachers covering the Cold War.


Texas as a Borderland, 1820–1835 (2020 Online Institute)

From July 6–10, 2020, Humanities Texas held an online professional development institute for Texas teachers covering Texas history during the 1820s and early 1830s.


Teaching the American Literary Tradition (2020 Online Institute)

From July 6–10, 2020, Humanities Texas held an online professional development institute for English language arts teachers focused on the American literary tradition.


Teaching Literature (2020 Online Institute)

From July 13–17, 2020, Humanities Texas held an online professional development institute for English language arts teachers on teaching literature at the secondary level.


Teaching Texas History (2020 Fall Online Series)

In fall 2020, Humanities Texas held a weekly series of 75-minute online webinars covering critical topics in the first half of the state's seventh-grade Texas history curriculum through the outbreak of the Texas Revolution.


The Making of Modern America (2020 Fall Online Series)

In fall 2020, Humanities Texas held a weekly series of 75-minute online webinars for eleventh-grade U.S. history teachers, covering topics on America in the first half of the twentieth century.


Shaping the American Republic (2020 Fall Online Series)

In fall 2020, Humanities Texas held a weekly series of 75-minute online webinars for eighth-grade U.S. history teachers, covering topics on the Early American Republic and the Constitution.


Teaching and Understanding Literature (2020 Fall Online Series)

In fall 2020, Humanities Texas held a weekly series of 75-minute online webinars for English language arts teachers, providing resources and strategies that help students to become better readers of fiction, poetry, and expository prose.

Questions about Online Resources

Call 512.440.1991 or email education@humanitiestexas.org.

Humanities Texas Resource Guides

Humanities Texas has developed topically-organized resource guides for teachers of Texas history, eighth-grade U.S. history, eleventh-grade U.S. history, and English language arts.

Digital Repository

Additional faculty lectures are available in our Digital Repository, a searchable and ever-expanding online repository including materials from all Humanities Texas programs. Contents include historical documents, works of art, video recordings, audio recordings of our Texas Originals radio program, and countless other resources.