“Topics in Nineteenth-Century Texas History” workshop participants at the Witte Museum in San Antonio.

State Representative Justin Rodriguez of District 125 welcomes teachers to the “Topics in Nineteenth-Century Texas History” workshop in San Antonio.

In his lecture “Slavery, Secession, and the Coming of the Civil War in Texas,” Andrew J. Torget, assistant professor of history and director of the Digital History Lab at the University of North Texas, examines the place of antebellum Texas in the national narrative.

Yevette Jackson of Kitty Hawk Middle School in Universal City asks a question following Andrew J. Torget's lecture.

Carolina Castillo Crimm, historian and Humanities Texas board member, explores delivers a lecture focusing on Mexican Americans in the Texas Revolution.

Alwyn Barr, emeritus professor of history at Texas Tech University, delivers a talk entitled “Reconstruction in Texas.”

During an afternoon seminar, Andrés Tijerina, professor of history at Austin Community College, and a group of teachers examine a translated document entitled “Instructions for the Jueces de Campo of the Province of Texas.”

Stacy Fuller, director of public engagement at the Amon Carter Museum, demonstrates how teachers can incorporate art when teaching history.

In Stacy Fuller's afternoon seminar, teachers discuss strategies for using primary sources in their own classrooms.

Using The Texas Almanac of 1858, Andrew J. Torget discusses slavery and the role of Texas in the years leading up to the American Civil War.

Using primary sources, including the diary of José Bernardo Gutiérrez de Lara, Carolina Castillo Crimm and a group of teachers explore some of the different roles Mexican Americans played in Texas history.

Alwyn Barr answers teachers’ questions about the changes taking place in Texas during Reconstruction.