In February 2012, Humanities Texas held a series of one-day teacher workshops throughout the state focusing on slavery, secession, the Civil War, and Reconstruction.
Topics addressed included Slavery, Secession, 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 TEKS aligned, with particular emphasis placed on newly added or revised standards.
Participating scholars included John Barr (Lonestar College-Kingwood), Michael Les Benedict (The Ohio State University), Albert S. Broussard (Texas A&M University), Maceo C. Dailey Jr. (The University of Texas at El Paso), Donald S. Frazier (McMurry University), Carey Latimore (Trinity University), Eric Walther (University of Houston), and Jennifer Weber (University of Kansas).
The workshop overviews details each program schedule and participants.
|Beaumont||February 16||Education Service Center Region 5||Overview|
|Houston||February 17||Houston ISD||Overview|
|Midland||February 23||Education Service Center Region 18||Overview|
|El Paso||February 24||Education Service Center Region 19||Overview|
These workshops were made possible with major funding from the State of Texas and a We the People grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.