In the fall of 2022, Humanities Texas held a series of 90-minute webinars for Texas history teachers on the profound changes that remade Texas during the collapse of the Spanish Empire and the creation of the Mexican nation.
This webinar series offered teachers insight into the profound changes that remade Texas during the collapse of the Spanish Empire and the creation of the Mexican nation. Team-taught by a historian and two master teachers, the sessions provided a collection of curriculum materials geared toward bringing innovative perspectives into the classroom.
Like all Humanities Texas teacher programs, the webinar series was content-based and teacher-centered, with an emphasis on teaching with primary sources and developing effective pedagogical strategies. Teachers who attended this webinar series walked away with an expanded understanding of Texas during the 1820–1830 era and curated primary source lessons that are classroom-ready.
The program faculty included Andrew Torget (University of North Texas), Jay Ferguson (Round Rock ISD) and Michelle Phillips (College Station ISD).
The series took place via Zoom from 5–6:30 p.m. CT on September 26, October 3, and October 10. The schedule is available here.
The institute was made possible with major funding from the State of Texas with ongoing support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.