On April 3, 2014, Humanities Texas held a one-day workshop in Houston examining Texas history in the twentieth century.
Topics addressed included Texas at the turn of the twentieth century, Progressive-Era reform movements, Texas during World War II, the emergence of two-party Texas, and other topics central to the state standards.
Forty-six 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 Alwyn Barr (Texas Tech University), Sean P. Cunningham (Texas Tech University), George Green (The University of Texas at Arlington), and Nancy Beck Young (University of Houston).
Our April 2014 newsletter included a slideshow of images from the workshop.
The workshop overview includes the program schedule and participants.
This workshop was made possible with support from the State of Texas and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Humanities Texas thanks Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens for hosting the program.