In the fall of 2021, Humanities Texas held two webinars for English Language Arts teachers on the poetry and short stories of Edgar Allan Poe.
The webinars aligned with the TEKS. The two webinars focused on the varied work of Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1845).
The first webinar, “Teaching Poe’s Poems,” contextualized several of his major poems, including “The Raven,” “Annabel Lee,” and “Alone,” while the second webinar, “Teaching Poe’s Short Stories,” examined classic tales such as “The Tell-Tale Heart,” “The Masque of the Red Death,” “The Cask of Amontillado,” and “The Fall of the House of Usher.” Both webinars considered Poe’s legacy and highlighted the most important takeaways for middle and high school students.
Like all Humanities Texas teacher programs, the webinars were content-based and teacher-centered, with an emphasis on developing effective pedagogical strategies.
Coleman Hutchison (The University of Texas at Austin) served as program faculty.
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.