On March 29, 2023, Humanities Texas held a webinar for social studies and English language arts teachers on the major speeches of Barbara Jordan.
The webinar offered specific suggestions for teaching Jordan’s most significant oratorical works, focusing on their historical context and the rhetorical strategies deployed. The program considered these speeches’ role in Jordan's legacy and highlighted the most important takeaways for middle and high school students. Content aligned with the TEKS.
Like all Humanities Texas teacher programs, the webinar was content-based and teacher-centered, with an emphasis on developing effective pedagogical strategies.
The program faculty included Karen Kossie Chernyshev (Texas Southern University), Chassidy Olainu-Alade (Fort Bend ISD), and Camesha Scruggs (Central Connecticut State University).
The webinar took place over Zoom from 5–6:30 p.m. on March 29, 2023.The schedule is available here.
The webinar was made possible with major funding from the State of Texas with ongoing support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.