On April 17, 2015, Humanities Texas will hold a workshop at the Witte Museum in San Antonio for Texas history teachers covering Texas history in the twentieth century.

"Change in Twentieth-Century Texas" will address Texas politics in the 1940s and 1950s, the civil rights movement in Texas, Latinos and Latinas in modern Texas, boom and bust in Texas industry, and the emergence of two-party Texas. Workshop faculty includes Nancy Beck Young and Joseph A. Pratt of the University of Houston, Michael L. Gillette (Humanities Texas), Gabriela Gonzalez (The University of Texas at San Antonio), and Chase Untermeyer (former U.S. ambassador to Qatar).

Teachers will receive books and other instructional materials and be trained in the examination and interpretation of primary sources. Content will be aligned with the TEKS. For details on eligibility, substitute and travel reimbursements, and the workshop venue or to apply online, visit the Upcoming Institutes page on the Humanities Texas website.

Goose Creek Oil Field by Frank J. Schlueter, 1919. Gelatin silver print. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.