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Slavery, Secession, the Civil War and Reconstruction Free Teacher Workshop

Humanities Texas Teacher Workshops:
Slavery, Secession, the Civil War, and Reconstruction

In February 2013, Humanities Texas will hold five one-day teacher workshops on Slavery, Secession, the Civil War, and Reconstruction. Participation is limited to Texas teachers. The workshops will be held as follows:

February 15: the Byrne-Reed House at 1410 Rio Grande in Austin
February 18: the Region 14 Education Service Center at 1850 Highway 351 in Abilene
February 20: the Region 2 Education Service Center at 209 N. Water St. in Corpus Christi
February 21: the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture at 2719 Routh St. in Dallas
February 22: the Region 7 Education Service Center at 1909 N. Longview St. in Kilgore

Content will be aligned with the TEKS. The workshops will feature close interaction with scholars, the examination of primary sources, and the development of effective pedagogical strategies and engaging assignments and activities. Teachers will receive books and other instructional materials.

Featured presenters include Michael Les Benedict (The Ohio State University), Daina Ramey Berry (The University of Texas at Austin), H.W. Brands (The University of Texas at Austin), Albert S. Broussard (Texas A&M University), Daniel Feller (University of Tennessee), George Forgie (The University of Texas at Austin), Donald S. Frazier (McMurry University), Carey Latimore (Trinity University), Jennifer L. Weber (the University of Kansas), and Eric Walther (the University of Houston).

Each workshop will run from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Further event details will be available on the Humanities Texas website.

The workshops are open to all secondary-level U.S. history teachers. Priority consideration will be given to early-career teachers in low-performing schools and districts.

The workshops are free of charge to teachers and their schools. Humanities Texas will reimburse schools $80 per teacher to cover the cost of a substitute for any teacher who attends. Humanities Texas will not locate or secure substitutes; this remains the responsibility of the schools or districts.

Teachers traveling more than twenty-five miles one-way to any workshop location will be reimbursed for approved travel costs up to $100. This may include gas mileage (reimbursed at 56.5 cents per mile), lodging for one night, and meals in transit. Itemized receipts are required for all costs excluding gas. Alcoholic beverages will not be reimbursed.

Participants will receive CPE credit hours and may be eligible for GT credit, depending on district standards. CPE hours will be adjusted if a teacher misses any portion of the program.

Please complete the online application at Teachers should apply as soon as possible, as registration will occur on a rolling basis and space is limited.

Please direct any additional questions about the program to Jillian Owens at 512.440.1991 or

These workshops are made possible with major funding from the State of Texas, with ongoing support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Additional support has been provided by the Sid W. Richardson Foundation.

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