This summer, Humanities Texas held free online professional development institutes for Texas teachers covering topics in U.S. history, Texas history, and English language arts. For history teachers, we offered institutes on the founding of America, the Cold War, and on Texas as a borderland from 1820–1835. For English language arts teachers, we hosted institutes on teaching the American literary tradition and teaching literature at the secondary level.

If you weren't able to participate in these institutes or you want a refresher on the programs you did attend, you can now view more than twenty of this summer's faculty lectures on the Humanities Texas website. These videos feature content-based instruction from leading scholars in their fields and include the valuable question-and-answer sessions that followed each presentation.

Additional recordings of faculty lectures from previous years are also available in our Digital Repository, a searchable and ever-expanding online repository including materials from all Humanities Texas programs. Contents include historical documents, works of art, video recordings, audio recordings of our Texas Originals radio program, and countless other resources.

We regularly add new videos and educational resources to the website, so please check back for updates!

Denver Brunsman (George Washington University) moderates a Q&A session on George Washington's presidency with Lindsay Chervinsky (Institute for Thomas Paine Studies) during the "Founding a New Nation" online teacher institute.

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.