In October 2015, Humanities Texas held four one-day teacher development workshops in Austin, Houston, Lufkin, and Midland focusing on the U.S. Constitution.

Faculty lectures addressed the Articles of the Confederation, compromise in drafting of the Constitution, the debates over ratification, strategies for 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.

Workshop faculty included Elizabeth Alexander (Texas Wesleyan University), Michael Les Benedict (The Ohio State University), Steven Boyd (The University of Texas at San Antonio), Charles Flanagan (National Archives and Records Administration), Joseph Kobylka (Southern Methodist University), and Thomas Pangle (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.