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Humanities Texas Opportunity, Tuesday April 19th

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

Humanities Texas

Everyone has been working hard this year and we are closely approaching the Social Studies STAAR test. Humanities Texas has an amazing opportunity for all social studies teachers but especially those who are teaching or interested in the Civil War. They are hosting a forum examining the presidential election of 1860 and its contemporary significance.

Come and Join US



Tuesday, April 19, 2016
4:15–7:15 pm
The Glickman Conference Center
College of Liberal Arts Building
The University of Texas at Austin

Participating teachers will be introduced to historical documents and instructional resources that align with TEKS objectives.

The program is free and open to the public. Texas teachers who attend will receive CPE credit and may apply to receive substitute reimbursements and travel stipends.

Topics to be addressed include:
• Sectionalism
• Slavery and abolitionism
• The political forces, issues, and consequences of the 1860 election
• Abraham Lincoln
• Texas in 1860
• Parallels between 1860 and contemporary America