Past Institutes

Texas History: From Revolution to Republic

On October 17, 2014, Humanities Texas held a workshop in Huntsville for Texas history teachers covering Texas history to 1845.


Topics addressed the path to rebellion, the struggle for independence, Tejanos in the Texas Revolution, and the Republic of Texas.

Fifty-five teachers attended the workshop. The workshop emphasized close interaction with scholars, the examination of primary sources, and the development of effective pedagogical strategies and engaging assignments and activities. Content was aligned with the secondary social studies TEKS. Teachers received books and other instructional materials and were trained in the examination and interpretation of primary sources.


Workshop faculty included Caroline Castillo Crimm (Sam Houston State University), Raúl A. Ramos (University of Houston), and Andrew J. Torget and Richard B. McCaslin of the University of North Texas.

Program resources

Our November 2014 newsletter included a slideshow of images from the workshop.

Location and schedule

The workshop overview includes the program schedule and participants.


This workshop was held in collaboration with the Sam Houston Memorial Museum and 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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"Texas History: From Revolution to Republic" workshop participants at the Sam Houston Memorial Museum in Huntsville.
Andrew J. Torget leads a primary source workshop.