Past Institutes

Teaching the U.S. Constitution (Fall 2023 Webinar Series)

In the fall of 2023, Humanities Texas held a series of 75-minute webinars for social studies teachers on teaching the U.S. Constitution.


The webinar series covered the Articles of Confederation, compromises made in adopting the Constitution, the Federalist and Antifederalist debates on the Constitution's ratification, and the Bill of Rights. Content aligned with the TEKS.

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


The program faculty included Denver Brunsman (George Washington University), Charles Flanagan (National Archives and Records Administration), Lorri Glover (St. Louis University), and Joseph F. Kobylka (Southern Methodist University).


The series took place via Zoom from 5–6:15 p.m. on September 12 and 19 and October 3 and 10. The webinar schedule can be viewed here.


The webinars were made possible with major funding from the State of Texas with ongoing support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Questions about Teacher Institutes

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