Upcoming Institutes

Teaching African American History Webinars
(Spring 2021)

In the spring of 2021, Humanities Texas will hold webinars for secondary-level social studies teachers focused on helping students better understand African American history. 

Like all Humanities Texas teacher programs, these webinars will be content-based and teacher-centered, with an emphasis on teaching with primary sources and developing effective pedagogical strategies. All webinars will align with the TEKS for U.S. history.

Please scroll down to the bottom of this page for a list of scheduled webinars.

Registration

To register for one of the webinars, 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.

Sponsors

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


Race and Manifest Destiny

Monday, February 1, 2021
5:00–6:15 p.m. CT

This webinar will explore how Americans understood race in the mid-nineteenth century and how that understanding shaped popular attitudes toward the nation’s expansion to the Pacific.

Faculty for this session includes Daina Ramey Berry, professor and chair of the Department of History, and Keffrelyn D. Brown and Anthony L. Brown, professors in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at The University of Texas at Austin. Register now!

Race and the Aftermath of the Civil Rights Movement

Thursday, March 11, 2021 
5:00–6:15 p.m. CT

How did American attitudes toward race and citizenship change following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1968? In what ways was race a significant factor in the major societal issues of the 1970s and 1980s?

Faculty for this session includes Daina Ramey Berry, professor and chair of the Department of History, and Keffrelyn D. Brown and Anthony L. Brown, professors in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at The University of Texas at Austin. Register now!


The Difference Black History Knowledge Can Make

Thursday, March 25, 2021
5:00–6:30 p.m. CT

This presentation will define essential components of Black history knowledge and the psychological impact of teaching this information to students, particularly those who identify as Black/African American. Particular attention will be given to psychosocial development and how Black history knowledge can positively impact it. Teachers will have an opportunity to receive and discuss TEKS-aligned strategies for effectively implementing such knowledge into their curriculum (with attention given to contemporary issues of racial injustice) as well as potentially helpful (and developmentally appropriate) ways to facilitate productive classroom discussions based on these topics.

Faculty for this session includes Andrea Holman, associate professor of psychology at Huston-Tillotson University, and Collette Chapman-Hilliard, associate professor of counseling psychology and mental health counseling at the University of Georgia. Register now!

Contemporary Social Movements in Context (11th Grade)

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

This webinar will examine contemporary events within the context of social movements in the U.S. since 1877. How can earlier movements—such as those for women’s suffrage and African American and Latino American civil rights—help students understand the dynamics of our current moment?

Faculty for this session includes Daina Ramey Berry, professor and chair of the Department of History, and Keffrelyn D. Brown and Anthony L. Brown, professors in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at The University of Texas at Austin. Register now!

Contemporary Social Movements in Context (8th Grade)

Wednesday, May 12, 2021
5:00–6:30 p.m. CT

This webinar will examine contemporary events within the context of social movements from the Founding Period to Reconstruction. How can earlier movements—such as the Great Awakening and abolition movement—help students understand the dynamics of our current moment?

Faculty for this session includes Daina Ramey Berry, professor and chair of the Department of History, and Keffrelyn D. Brown and Anthony L. Brown, professors in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at The University of Texas at Austin. Register now!

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.