Upcoming Institutes

In the Classroom with Lisa See: Stories of Immigration and Identity (2021 Webinar)

On March 10, 2021, Humanities Texas and Asia Society Texas Center will hold a webinar for secondary-level English language arts and social studies teachers with bestselling author Lisa See.

The webinar will draw from See’s first book, national bestseller and New York Times Notable Book On Gold Mountain: The One Hundred Year Odyssey of My Chinese-American Family. On Gold Mountain traces the journey of See’s great-grandfather, Fong See, who overcame obstacles at every step to become the one-hundred-year-old godfather of Los Angeles’s Chinatown and the patriarch of a sprawling family.

Exploring themes of immigration and identity through the lens of her own family history, See will discuss the experiences of Chinese American immigrants at Angel Island and introduce teachers to prominent Chinese Americans from the early twentieth century, such as artist Tyrus Wong and Anna May Wong, the first Chinese American film actress to gain international recognition. See will also suggest various activities designed to engage students with these topics in the classroom. The webinar will include a question-and-answer session.

Like all Humanities Texas teacher programs, this webinar will be content-based and teacher-centered, with an emphasis on teaching with primary sources and developing effective pedagogical strategies.

Wednesday, March 10, 2021
5:00–6:15 p.m. CT


To register for the webinar, please complete the online form. All applicants will receive further information via email regarding participation in the webinar.

CPE credit

The online program is free to teachers and their schools. Participants will receive CPE credit and a wealth of curricular materials for each webinar they attend. CPE hours will be based on Zoom attendance and adjusted if a participant misses any portion of the program. Humanities Texas will email CPE letters to participating teachers following the webinar.


This webinar is made possible with support from Asia Society Texas Center, major funding from the State of Texas, and ongoing support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Questions about Teacher Institutes

Call 512.440.1991 or email institutes@humanitiestexas.org.

Online Educational Resources

Humanities Texas has assembled links to a number of high-quality, online educational resources to supplement the ones that we have developed, such as A President's Vision, Texas Originals, and our Digital Repository. We recommend these websites and online collections for creating lessons and dynamic activities and encouraging a deeper understanding of the humanities.

Humanities Texas Resource Guides

Humanities Texas has developed topically-organized resource guides for teachers of Texas history, eighth-grade U.S. history, eleventh-grade U.S. history, and English language arts.