In the fall of 2021, Humanities Texas will hold a series of 90-minute webinars for Texas history teachers on teaching about American Indians in Texas.
The series will take place via Zoom from 5:00–6:30 p.m. CT on Mondays from September 13 through October 4, 2021. Teachers who register will receive information for each webinar in the series. Attendance for every weekly session is encouraged but not required.
Content will be aligned with the TEKS. This webinar series will offer teachers new windows into the history of American Indians in Texas and a collection of curriculum materials geared toward bringing innovative perspectives into the classroom. Team taught by a historian and two master teachers, the institute will focus on the long arc of American Indian presence in Texas from the pre-contact era through the “Indian Wars” of the 1870s.
Like all Humanities Texas teacher programs, the webinar series will be content-based and teacher-centered, with an emphasis on teaching with primary sources and developing effective pedagogical strategies. Teachers attending this webinar series will walk away with new insights into the story of American Indians in Texas and curated primary-source lessons that are classroom-ready.
Fall 2021 Webinar Schedule:
The institute is open to social studies teachers in Texas schools. Priority consideration will be given to early-career teachers and teachers in low-performing and disadvantaged schools and districts.
The online program is free to teachers and their schools. Participants will receive CPE credit and a wealth of curricular materials for each session in the series. Participants are encouraged, but not required, to attend every weekly session. CPE hours will be based on Zoom attendance and adjusted if a participant misses any portion of the program. In order to attend the webinars and receive CPE credit, you must be a registered participant.
Complete the online application for the "Teaching about American Indians in Texas" online series. By submitting an application, you are signing up to receive information about and access to each weekly session of this series. Please apply as soon as possible, as registration will occur on a rolling basis.
The institute is made possible with major funding from the State of Texas with ongoing support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.