In October 2013, Humanities Texas held four one-day teacher professional development workshops in Beaumont, Houston, Austin, and Dallas focusing on critical events in U.S. history between 1776 and 1836.

Topics addressed included the Revolutionary War, debates over the ratification of the U.S. Constitution, the Second Great Awakening, and Jacksonian Democracy. Teachers received books and other instructional materials and were trained in the examination and interpretation of primary sources.

Workshop faculty included Pulitzer Prize-winning historians Jack N. Rakove (Stanford University) and Daniel Walker Howe (University of California at Los Angeles); Daniel Feller (University of Tennessee); and Thomas N. Pangle and Robert Olwell (The University of Texas at Austin).

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Teacher Professional Development

To learn more about Humanities Texas professional development institutes for Texas teachers, please visit the Education section of our website.