Upcoming Institutes

Teaching the U.S. Constitution (Fall 2023 Online Series)

In the fall of 2023, Humanities Texas will hold a series of 75-minute webinars for social studies teachers on teaching the U.S. Constitution.

Schedule and Curriculum

The series will take place on Zoom from 5:00–6:15 p.m. CT on Tuesdays, from September 12 through October 10, 2023, omitting the week of September 25. Teachers who register will receive information for each webinar in the series. Attendance for every weekly session is encouraged but not required.

Content will align with the TEKS for U.S. history and government. Topics to be addressed include the Articles of Confederation, compromises made in adopting the Constitution, the Federalist and Antifederalist debates on the Constitution's ratification, and the Bill of Rights.

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.

Fall 2023 Webinar Schedule:

  • September 12: The Articles of Confederation, Lorri Glover (St. Louis University)
  • September 19: Compromises in Adopting the Constitution, Joseph F. Kobylka (Southern Methodist University)
  • October 3: Federalists v. Antifederalists, Denver Brunsman (George Washington University)
  • October 10: Teaching the Bill of Rights, Charles Flanagan (National Archives and Records Administration)


The webinar series is open to secondary-level social studies teachers in Texas schools.

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 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.

How to Apply

Complete the online application for the "Teaching the U.S. Constitution" 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.

Questions about Teacher Institutes

Call 512.440.1991 or email institutes@humanitiestexas.org.