Upcoming Institutes

Webinars

This spring and summer, Humanities Texas will hold webinars for classroom teachers covering topics in U.S. history and English language arts.

Registration

To register for a webinar, please complete the online registration form. All registrants will receive further information via email about connecting to and participating in the webinar.

CPE credit

All participants will receive CPE credit for attending a webinar and completing a post-webinar survey. Humanities Texas will email each participant a letter certifying CPE credit.

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.


Upcoming Webinars

Teaching the First Amendment with Resources from the National Constitution Center

Wednesday, June 3, 2020
1:00–2:00 p.m. CST
Join Mike Adams, director of education at the National Constitution Center, for a webinar that introduces educators to the Center’s First Amendment Plan of Study. Created to support middle and high school-level learners, the plan of study features videos, lesson plans, reading materials, and more to help students build deep understandings of the history and changing interpretations of fundamental American freedoms—religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition—and to help them grapple with questions we face about these rights today. The webinar features time for Q&A about ways to incorporate the materials into instruction. Register now!

Teaching the Fourteenth Amendment with Resources from the National Constitution Center

Thursday, June 4, 2020
1:00–2:00 p.m. CST
Join Mike Adams, director of education at the National Constitution Center, for a webinar that highlights Fourteenth Amendment educational resources—including the Drafting Table, which allows users to compare versions of the amendment as it made its way through Congress; video clips from the Center’s theatrical performance FOURTEEN, featuring two actors bringing the amendment’s story to life with dialogue drawn directly from primary sources; essays from the Interactive Constitution about the meaning of the amendment today; student-friendly videos with scholars Eric Foner, Jeffrey Rosen, and Tomiko Brown-Nagin; and more. Register now!

Past Webinars

An Introduction to DocsTeach for 8th Grade History Teachers

Tuesday, April 21, 2020
11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. CST
Join Humanities Texas and the National Archives for an introduction to DocsTeach.org, an online tool for teaching with documents. Discover how to find primary sources and online activities for teaching the Civil War and Reconstruction in your classroom. Explore the twelve different document-based activity tools and learn how, with a free DocsTeach account, you can create your own activities or modify existing activities to share with your students.

An Introduction to DocsTeach for 11th Grade History Teachers

Thursday, April 23, 2020
11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. CST
Join Humanities Texas and the National Archives for an introduction to DocsTeach.org, an online tool for teaching with documents. Discover how to find primary sources and online activities for teaching U.S. History since 1970 in your classroom. Explore the twelve different document-based activity tools and learn how, with a free DocsTeach account, you can create your own activities or modify existing activities to share with your students.

A Civil Rights Investigation: Mississippi Burning

Tuesday, May 12, 2020
1:00–2:00 p.m. CST
LBJ Presidential Library Education Specialist Mallory Lineberger will guide teachers through one of the Library’s popular lesson plans for high school teachers, A Civil Rights Investigation: Mississippi Burning. In this activity, students investigate the disappearance of three civil rights workers during the Freedom Summer of 1964 using telephone conversations, oral histories, and documents from the LBJ Presidential Library archives as evidence to solve the case. This lesson has been transformed into an online investigation, ideal for independent and virtual learning settings.

Teaching with Texas Originals

Thursday, May 14, 2020
1:00–2:00 p.m. CST
Join Humanities Texas for a webinar on using our Texas Originals radio program with your students. Developed in partnership with Houston Public Media, Texas Originals is a radio series profiling individuals who have had a profound influence upon Texas history and culture. Texas Originals episodes are broadcast on public radio stations throughout the state and available on the Humanities Texas website and on iTunes. Former teacher and Humanities Texas Outstanding Teaching Award winner Signe Fourmy will discuss ways to creatively incorporate Texas Originals into your curriculum throughout the year as well as ideas for remote, end-of-the-year assignments using Texas Originals.


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.