On August 2 and 3, 2016, Humanities Texas will hold one-day workshops in San Antonio and Austin focusing on teaching the U.S. Constitution. Faculty lectures will address the Articles of Confederation, compromises made in adopting the Constitution, the Federalist and Anti-Federalist debates on the Constitution's ratification, and the Bill of Rights. Workshop faculty include Denver Brunsman (The George Washington University), Charles Flanagan (National Archives), James Kirby Martin (University of Houston), and Robert Olwell (The University of Texas at Austin).

The workshops are open to secondary-level Texas social studies teachers. Participants at both workshops will receive books and other instructional materials and be trained in the examination and interpretation of primary sources. Content at these 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.

Detail from the Constitution mural in the rotunda of the National Archives, Washington, DC, by Barry Faulkner, 1936. National Archives and Records Administration.