Past Institutes

Teaching Frederick Douglass (Fall 2021 Webinars)

In November 2021, Humanities Texas held two webinars for social studies and English Language Arts teachers on the life and works of Frederick Douglass.


The webinars aligned with the TEKS. The two webinars focused on the abolitionist and civil rights leader Frederick Douglass. 

The first webinar provided a broad overview of Douglass's career, with some specific suggestions for introducing Douglass to students. The second webinar focused on the challenges of teaching sections of the Narrative (1845) and "What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?" (1852). Both webinars considered Douglass'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.


Robert S. Levine (University of Maryland, College Park) 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.

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