Irving, Texas. October 20, 2011 –
A teacher from Irving recently attended a one-day teacher workshop on the U.S. Constitution sponsored by Humanities Texas.
Janette Daniel, who teaches at Houston Middle School, participated in the workshop, which offered teachers the opportunity to work closely with leading scholars, studying major aspects of the U.S. Constitution from its adoption through the nineteenth century.
The workshop faculty included distinguished scholars of constitutional history, including Pulitzer Prize winner Jack N. Rakove of Stanford University, Michael Les Benedict of Ohio State University, Charles Flanagan of the National Archives and Mary L. Volcansek of Texas Christian University.
During the morning, participants attended dynamic lectures and presentations. In the afternoon, they joined faculty in small workshops to examine primary sources such as historic letters, maps and pamphlets.
The workshop was held at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. Special emphasis was placed on newly added or revised standards in the state’s U.S. history curriculum.
“Humanities Texas was delighted to sponsor this educational endeavor,” said Executive Director Michael L. Gillette. “Bringing teachers together to learn from leading scholars and from each other is an effective way to ensure that Texas students continue to receive the best possible educational opportunities.”
The workshop was made possible with support from the State of Texas at the initiative of Lt. Governor David Dewhurst, as well as from the National Endowment for the Humanities We the People initiative.
Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, sponsors programs promoting heritage, culture, and education throughout the state.
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