On October 29, 2015, Humanities Texas held a teacher workshop at the Witte Museum in San Antonio covering Texas history in the nineteenth century.

The lectures and afternoon seminars addressed such topics as Texas under the Republic of Mexico, Mexican Americans in the Texas Revolution, slavery and the coming of the Civil War, Reconstruction, and nineteenth-century Texas art. The workshop emphasized close interaction with scholars, the examination of primary sources, and the development of effective pedagogical strategies and engaging assignments and activities.

Workshop faculty included Alwyn Barr (Texas Tech University), Carolina Castillo Crimm (Sam Houston State University), Andrés Tijerina (Austin Community College), Andrew J. Torget (University of North Texas), and Stacy Fuller (Amon Carter Museum of American Art).

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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.