On October 25, 2013, Humanities Texas held a one-day teacher professional development workshop in San Antonio examining seminal works of nineteenth-, twentieth-, and twenty-first-century American writing on the Civil War.
Faculty presentations emphasized the multiple perspectives that Americans had, and continue to have, on the Civil War. Featured authors included Frederick Douglass, Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Stephen Crane, Robert Lowell, Flannery O’Connor, and Natasha Trethewey.
The workshop featured close interaction with scholars, the examination of primary sources, and the development of effective pedagogical strategies and engaging assignments and activities. Content was aligned with the TEKS, and teachers received books and other instructional materials.
The workshop faculty included Randall Fuller (the University of Tulsa) and Daina Ramey Berry, Evan Carton, and Coleman Hutchison, all of The University of Texas at Austin.