Humanities Texas will hold professional development workshops in Galveston and Houston in March for Texas social studies teachers.

Change in Twenieth-Century Texas

On March 22, 2017, Humanities Texas will hold a workshop in Galveston for Texas history teachers covering the state's history in the twentieth century. Faculty lectures will address Texas politics from 1900 to 1950, boom and bust in Texas industry, Latinos in Texas, the civil rights movement, and the emergence of a two-party Texas. Workshop faculty includes Alwyn Barr (Texas Tech University), Michael L. Gillette (Humanities Texas), Gabriela González (The University of Texas at San Antonio), Joseph A. Pratt (University of Houston), and Chase Untermeyer (former U.S. ambassador to Qatar).

Understanding the Federal Government

On March 23, 2017, Humanities Texas will hold a one-day teacher workshop in Houston focusing on civics and the American government. Faculty lectures will address Congress, the presidency, the federal judiciary, and the federal bureaucracy. Workshop faculty includes Terri Davis (Lamar University), George C. Edwards III (Texas A&M University), Sean Theriault (The University of Texas at Austin), and Chase Untermeyer (former U.S. ambassador to Qatar).

Teachers at all workshops will receive books and other instructional materials and be trained in the examination and interpretation of primary sources. Content at all of our workshops will be aligned with the TEKS. For details on eligibility, substitute and travel reimbursements, and venues 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.
Joseph A. Pratt (University of Houston) leads a primary source seminar with teachers at a workshop in Dallas.