Past Institutes

Teaching the Speeches of Ronald Reagan (Spring 2023 Webinar)

On February 22, 2023, Humanities Texas held a webinar for social studies and English language arts teachers on the major speeches of Ronald Reagan.


The webinar offered specific suggestions for teaching Reagan’s most significant oratorical works, focusing on their historical context and the rhetorical strategies deployed. The program considered these speeches’ role in Reagan's legacy and highlight the most important takeaways for middle and high school students.

Like all Humanities Texas teacher programs, the webinar was content-based and teacher-centered, with an emphasis on developing effective pedagogical strategies.


Jeremi Suri (The University of Texas at Austin) led the webinar.


The webinar took place over Zoom on February 22. 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.

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