Institute participants gather on the University of Texas at El Paso campus. All photographs in slideshow are by Humanities Texas.

George C. Herring, Alumni Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Kentucky, delivers the institute's keynote address, "U.S. Foreign Policy: From Colony to Superpower."

Teachers discuss George C. Herring's keynote address with Esteban Terrazas (right), who serves on the staff of U.S. Representative Beto O'Rourke.

Brad Cartwright, visiting assistant professor at UTEP, discusses the Spanish-American War.

Teachers examine documents concerning the Spanish-American War with Brad Cartwright during an afternoon workshop.

Doran L. Cart, senior curator of the National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial, discusses the reasons for U.S. entry into World War I.

Doran L. Cart leads an afternoon workshop with teachers examining World War I documents.

Doran L. Cart introduces institute participants to the instructional resources available on the National World War I Museum website.

Stephen M. Duffy, associate professor of history and chair of the department of humanities at Texas A&M International University, discusses the League of Nations and Wilson's Fourteen Points.

Stephen M. Duffy leads an afternoon workshop with George Torok of El Paso Community College and Vanessa Delgado of El Paso's Franklin High School.

George C. Herring delivers a lecture entitled "Vietnam: The War That Never Seems to Go Away."

George C. Herring discusses documents related to the Vietnam War with teachers during an afternoon workshop.

Magdalena Torres (left) of Houston's Landrum Middle School speaks with Tara Carlisle, project development librarian at the University of North Texas, who introduced teachers to educational resources provided by the Portal to Texas History.

David A. Hackett, associate professor emeritus and former chair of the history department at UTEP, discusses important turning points of World War II.

Fred Howard of Monahans High School and Magdalena Torres participate in a workshop with David A. Hackett.

Matthew Dallek, associate academic director of the University of California Washington Center, delivers a lecture on the home front during World War II.

From left to right: El Paso teachers David Ayala of Eastwood High School, and Gregg Carthy and Daniel Leeser of Franklin High School, examine historical documents and images with Matthew Dallek.

From left to right: Kristina Mills of Chapin High School in El Paso, Thomas Cooper of Jefferson High School in Dallas, Edwina Ybarra-Vizcaino of McCamey Middle School in McCamey, and Franklin Turner of Eastwood High School in El Paso discuss primary source materials in an afternoon workshop.

Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez, associate professor of journalism at The University of Texas at Austin, speaks about Latinos in World War II.

Franklin Turner and Thomas Cooper discuss Latino participation in World War II with Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez.

Maceo C. Dailey Jr., associate professor of history and director of African American Studies at UTEP, discusses the experiences of African Americans during World War II. Dailey has served on the Humanities Texas board since 2000.

Maceo C. Dailey shares documents related to African Americans' experiences of World War II with Edwina Ybarra-Vizcaino (left) and Kristina Mills.

Adair Margo, president of the Tom Lea Institute in El Paso and former Humanities Texas board member, gave a presentation on UTEP artist Tom Lea during the institute. Lea covered World War II for Life magazine.

Joy Rohde, assistant professor of history at Trinity University, discusses the Containment Doctrine and the Korean War.

World geography teacher Ramiro Mojica of Pecos High School studies documents related to the Containment Doctrine with Joy Rohde.

Jeffrey P. Shepherd, associate professor of history at UTEP, lectures on the Cuban Missile Crisis.

El Paso teachers Keith Morris of Mission Early College High School and Rosangela Miramontes of Parkland High School discuss the Cuban Missile Crisis with Jeffrey P. Shepherd.

Senate Historian Emeritus Richard A. Baker discusses war powers and executive-legislative conflicts during the twentieth century.

Ramiro Mojica and Franklin Turner listen as Richard A. Baker leads a workshop examining documents related to war powers and executive-legislative conflicts.

Mark Atwood Lawrence, associate professor of history at The University of Texas at Austin, lectures on the escalation of the Vietnam War.

Mark Atwood Lawrence holds an afternoon workshop with El Paso teachers Hazel Tipton (left) of Austin High School and Isabel Peña of Montwood High School examining documents pertaining to the Vietnam War.

From left to right: El Paso teachers David Ayala, Kenneth Holzman of Northwest Early College High School, and Amy Holzman of Eastwood High School examine historical documents during Mark Atwood Lawrence's afternoon workshop.