This April, Humanities Texas will hold professional development workshops in Dallas and Austin for Texas social studies and language arts teachers.

Twentieth-Century Texas

On April 14, 2016, Humanities Texas will hold a workshop in Dallas for Texas history teachers covering the state's history in the twentieth century. Faculty lectures will address topics in twentieth-century Texas history, boom and bust in Texas industry, the civil rights movement, and the emergence of a two-party Texas. Workshop faculty includes Alwyn Barr (Texas Tech University), Monica Perales and Joseph A. Pratt of the University of Houston, Michael L. Gillette (Humanities Texas), and Chase Untermeyer (former U.S. ambassador to Qatar).

Teaching Drama

On April 25, 2016, Humanities Texas will hold a one-day workshop in Austin on strategies for teaching dramatic texts that frequently appear in middle and high school curricula. Plays to be covered include Antigone, Oedipus Rex, Romeo and Juliet, The Glass Menagerie, The Crucible, and Death of a Salesman. Workshop faculty includes David Kornhaber and James Loehlin (The University of Texas at Austin), Craig Kallendorf (Texas A&M University), and Ann Ciccolella (Austin Shakespeare).

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 spring 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.
UT Austin professor James Loehlin leads a seminar on teaching the plays of William Shakespeare at the Byrne-Reed House in Austin.