Past Institutes

The Civil War Era

In February 2020, Humanities Texas held two one-day teacher workshops in Fort Worth and Dallas on teaching the Civil War era.


Faculty lectures addressed approaches to teaching slavery in U.S. history, secession, the Civil War, and Reconstruction. Content was aligned with the TEKS for U.S. history. The workshops featured close interaction with scholars, the examination of primary sources, and the development of effective pedagogical strategies and engaging assignments and activities. Teachers received books and other instructional materials.


Workshop faculty included Signe Peterson Fourmy (The University of Texas at Austin), Andrew Torget (University of North Texas), Susannah Ural (University of Southern Mississippi), and Ben Wright (The University of Texas at Dallas).

Locations and Schedules

Download the schedule for each workshop. 

Fort WorthFebruary 5Dee J. Kelly Alumni and Visitors Center, Texas Christian UniversitySchedule
DallasFebruary 6Old Red Museum of Dallas County History & CultureSchedule


The workshops were made possible with major funding from the State of Texas with ongoing support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Questions about Teacher Institutes

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