In October 2014, Humanities Texas held six one-day teacher workshops throughout the state focusing on teaching the U.S. Constitution.

Faculty lectures addressed the Articles of Confederation, the drafting and adoption of the Constitution, teaching the Bill of Rights, and significant constitutional issues in the nineteenth century. The workshop featured close interaction with scholars, the examination of primary sources, and the development of effective pedagogical strategies and engaging assignments and activities.

The workshops also gave Texas teachers the opportunity to be among the first in the nation to preview "Congress Creates the Bill of Rights," an educational ebook and app developed by the National Archives in collaboration with Humanities Texas.

Workshop faculty included Elizabeth Alexander (Texas Wesleyan University), Michael Les Benedict (The Ohio State University), Steven Boyd (UTSA), Zachary Elkins (UT Austin), Charles Flanagan (National Archives and Records Administration), Joseph Kobylka (Southern Methodist University), and Thomas Pangle (UT 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.