Past Institutes

Topics in Twentieth-Century Texas History

On January 29, 2020, Humanities Texas held a workshop in Edinburg for Texas history teachers covering the state's history in the twentieth century.


Faculty lectures addressed Texas in the Progressive Era, the transformation of the state's economy in the twentieth century, the Latinx civil rights movement, and the emergence of a two-party Texas.

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 Jessica Brannon-Wranosky (Texas A&M University–Commerce), Omar Valerio-Jiminez (The University of Texas at San Antonio), Scott Sosebee (Stephen F. Austin State University), and Charles Waite (The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley). The program also included a presentation by Francisco Guajardo, executive director of the Museum of South Texas History, on the museum's educational resources and programs.

Location and Schedule

The workshop took place at Region One Education Service Center. Download the workshop schedule.


The workshop was 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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