In February 2018, Humanities Texas held one-day teacher workshops in Corpus Christi, San Antonio, Lufkin, Houston, and Austin on teaching the Civil War era.
Faculty lectures addressed topics such as the slavery, secession, turning points of the Civil War, and Reconstruction.
The workshops emphasized close interaction with scholars, the examination of primary sources, and the development of effective pedagogical strategies and engaging assignments and activities. Content was aligned with the secondary social studies TEKS. Teachers received books and other instructional materials and were trained in the examination and interpretation of primary sources.
Workshop faculty included Michael Les Benedict (The Ohio State University), Daina Ramey Berry (The University of Texas at Austin), Albert S. Broussard (Texas A&M University), Daniel Feller (The University of Tennessee), James Sidbury (Rice University), Andrew Torget (University of North Texas), and Jennifer L. Weber (The University of Kansas).
Download the overview for each workshop.
|Corpus Christi||February 1||Art Museum of South Texas||Overview|
|San Antonio||February 2||UTSA Downtown Campus||Overview|
|Lufkin||February 21||Angelina College||Overview|
|Houston||February 22||Bayou Bend Collections and Gardens||Overview|
|Austin||February 23||Byrne-Reed House||Overview|
The workshops are made possible with major funding from the State of Texas and the Kronkosky Charitable Foundation, with ongoing support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.