On April 14, 2016, Humanities Texas held a workshop in Dallas for Texas history teachers covering the state’s history in the twentieth century.
Topics addressed included Texas at the turn of the twentieth century, boom and bust in Texas industry, the civil rights movement, and the emergence of a two-party Texas.
Forty-six teachers attended the program. The workshop emphasized close interaction with scholars, the examination of primary sources, and the development of effective pedagogical strategies and engaging assignments and activities. Content aligned with the TEKS. Teachers received books and other instructional materials.
Workshop faculty included Alwyn Barr (Texas Tech University), Monica Perales and Joseph A. Pratt of the University of Houston, Michael L. Gillette (Humanities Texas), and Chase Untermeyer (former U.S. ambassador to Qatar).
The workshop overview details the program's schedule and participants.
The workshop was made possible with major funding from the State of Texas, with ongoing support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Humanities Texas thanks The Old Red Museum for generously hosting the program.