On December 1, Humanities Texas held a one-day workshop in Houston for English language arts (ELA) teachers on strategies for teaching drama at the secondary level.
Focusing on ancient Greek, Shakespearean, and American plays, the workshop provided multiple approaches for generating student interest in and understanding of drama. Strategies and content were aligned with the secondary-level English and language arts TEKS.
Like all Humanities Texas teacher programs, the workshop emphasized close interaction with scholars and the development of effective pedagogical strategies and engaging assignments and activities.
The program faculty included Alexander Pettit (University of North Texas) and Deborah Beck, Douglas Bruster, and Samantha Pinto of The University of Texas at Austin.
The workshop was made possible with major funding from the State of Texas, with ongoing support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.