Upcoming Institutes

Nineteenth-Century Texas
 

On November 15, 2018, Humanities Texas will hold a one-day workshop in Fort Worth on nineteenth-century Texas history.

Faculty and Curriculum

Content will align with the TEKS. Topics to be addressed include the Texas Revolution, the Apaches and the Comanches, Texas from the Republic to the Confederacy, and Texans in the Civil War.

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 Juliana Barr (Duke University), Caroline Castillo Crimm (Sam Houston State University), Andrew Torget (University of North Texas), and Susannah J. Ural (The University of Southern Mississippi).

Location and Schedule

The workshop will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History.

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.

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.

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.

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.