Upcoming Institutes

America in the 1960s
 

On November 6, 2019, Humanities Texas will hold a one-day workshop in Houston on America in the 1960s.

Faculty and Curriculum

Content will align with the TEKS. Topics to be addressed include an overview of America in 1960, LBJ and the Great Society, the civil rights movement, the Cold War and Vietnam, and popular culture of the 1960s.

The workshop will feature close interaction with scholars, the examination of primary sources, and the development of effective pedagogical strategies and engaging assignments and activities. Teachers will receive books and other instructional materials.

Workshop faculty includes David M. Oshinsky (New York University), Michael L. Gillette, Tikia Hamilton, Jason Mellard (Texas State University), and Jeremi Suri (UT Austin).

Location and Schedule

The workshop will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Lora Jean Kilroy Visitor and Education Center at Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens.

Eligibility

The workshop is open to all Texas and U.S. history teachers. Priority consideration will be given to early-career teachers in low-performing schools and districts.

How to Apply

Complete the online application. Please apply as soon as possible, as registration will occur on a rolling basis and space is limited.

Travel and Substitute Reimbursement and CPE Credits

The workshop is free to teachers and their schools. Humanities Texas will reimburse schools $80 for a substitute for any teacher who attends. Humanities Texas will not locate or secure substitutes; this remains the responsibility of the schools or districts. Participants will receive CPE credit and a wealth of curricular materials. CPE hours will be adjusted if a participant misses any portion of the program.

Teachers will be reimbursed for approved travel costs up to $300. Eligible expenses include mileage, lodging, air travel, airport parking, and taxi fares. Meals are not reimbursable. Reimbursement rates are set by the State of Texas. Itemized receipts are required for all costs excluding gas. Please review the Humanities Texas travel policy for program participants for more information.

Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements to and from the program. Please note that Humanities Texas’s maximum reimbursement for total travel expenses is $300, even if the participant’s actual expenses exceed $300.

Sponsors

The workshops are made possible with major funding from the State of Texas with ongoing support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Questions about Teacher Institutes

Call 512.440.1991 or email institutes@humanitiestexas.org.