Past Institutes

Teaching America's Founding Documents (Fall 2021 Online Series)

In the fall of 2021, Humanities Texas held a series of 75-minute webinars for history and government teachers on teaching America's founding documents.


The webinar series aligned with TEKS. Each webinar in the series covered a document instrumental to the founding of the United States, focusing on both the context of the document—how it came to be and its significance—as well as its actual contents and the most important takeaways for middle and high school students.

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.


The program faculty included Kate Brown (Western Kentucky University), Denver Brunsman (George Washington University), Lindsay Chervinsky (Center for Presidential History, Southern Methodist University), Lorri Glover (St. Louis University), and Woody Holton (University of South Carolina).


The institute schedule can be viewed here.


The institute was made possible with major funding from the State of Texas, with ongoing support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Questions about Teacher Institutes

Call 512.440.1991 or email