On October 22, 2019, Humanities Texas held a one-day teacher workshop in Midland on nineteenth-century Texas history.
Topics addressed included the Texas Revolution, Texas from the Republic to the Confederacy, Texas in the Civil War, and Reconstruction in Texas.
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 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 Alwyn Barr (Texas Tech University), Caroline Castillo Crimm (Sam Houston State University), Andrew Torget (University of North Texas), and Susannah J. Ural (The University of Southern Mississippi)
The workshops were made possible with major funding from the State of Texas with ongoing support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.