In September 2012, Humanities Texas held a series of one-day teacher workshops for two hundred teachers throughout the state focusing on the U.S. Constitution.
Topics addressed included the drafting and adoption of the Constitution, teaching the Bill of Rights, and significant constitutional issues in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Content was aligned with the TEKS, with particular emphasis placed on the standards associated with Celebrate Freedom Week. The workshops emphasized close interaction with scholars, the examination of primary sources, and the development of effective pedagogical strategies and engaging assignments and activities.
Workshop faculty included Pulitzer Prize-winning historians Gordon S. Wood (Brown University) and Jack N. Rakove (Stanford University), Michael Les Benedict (The Ohio State University), Charles Flanagan (National Archives and Records Administration), U.S. District Judge Royal Furgeson, Gabriela González (The University of Texas at San Antonio), Laura Muñoz (Texas A&M Corpus Christi), and Kenneth Stevens (Texas Christian University).
Our September 2012 newsletter included a slideshow of images from the workshops.
The workshop overview details the workshop's schedule and participants
|Laredo||September 10||Texas A&M International University||Overview|
|Corpus Christi||September 11||ESC 2||Overview|
|Dallas||September 12||Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture||Overview|
|Fort Worth||September 13||Fort Worth Museum of Science and History||Overview|
These workshops were made possible with major funding from the State of Texas, with ongoing support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Additional support was provided by the Sid W. Richardson Foundation and the Carl B. and Florence E. King Foundation.