On April 19, 2018, Humanities Texas held a one-day workshop in Fort Worth for Texas history teachers covering the state's history in the twentieth century.
Faculty lectures addressed Texas politics from 1930 to 1960, boom and bust in Texas industry, significant women in twentieth-century Texas, and the civil rights movement.
The workshop emphasized close interaction with scholars, the examination of primary sources, and the development of effective pedagogical strategies and engaging assignments and activities. Teachers received books and other instructional materials and were trained in the examination and interpretation of primary sources.
Workshop faculty included Alwyn Barr (Texas Tech University), Michael L. Gillette (Humanities Texas), Gabriela González (The University of Texas at San Antonio), Joseph A. Pratt (University of Houston), and Rebecca Sharpless (Texas Christian University).
The workshop was made possible with major funding from the State of Texas, with ongoing support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.