NOTE: The History Alive! training previously scheduled for secondary teachers on these dates has been canceled.  We will provide details about possible rescheduling of this training in Spring of 2012 when that information is available.


Oct. 15


2011 Bill of Rights Institute Constitutional Seminar:
"Supreme Court DBQs: Equal Protection and Affirmative Action"

BRILOCATION: Region 20 Service Center in San Antonio Texas

8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
CE Credit

The Bill of Rights Institute is hosting a free one-day professional development seminar entitled Supreme Court DBQs: Equal Protection and Affirmative Action. This seminar is for Social Studies teachers, and will be most applicable to grades 9 - 12. This program will be held at the Region 20 Service Center in San Antonio Texas. The seminar begins at 8:00 A.M. with registration and breakfast and concludes at 3:30 P.M. Complimentary breakfast and lunch are provided.

Space is limited so register today!

At the Seminar you will:

  • Using student-friendly activities, you will analyze landmark Supreme Court cases related to equal protection of the law
  • Exlpore ways to use document-based questions to help students understand this important constitutional principle of equal protection
  • Receive a free copy of Supreme Court DBQs, a resource that provides document-based lessons to teach students about 20 landmark Supreme Court cases

For questions, please contact Marianne Scott at:
or at 703-894-1776, ext. 20

Nov. 8 ALL

RegionXIIIRoom is still available for Region XIII's DBQ (Document Based Questions) Workshop at Region XIII. This is a great opportunity for you to learn how to incorporate primary source analysis and writing strategies into classroom instruction. A discount will be provided for interested teams of Social Studies and/or ELA teachers The AISD Social Studies Curriculum department will fund your substitute for the day. 

For registration go to:

DBQ for the Social Studies and ELA Classroom (FA1122612)

See flyer for more information.

Houston Nov 9

Nov 14

El Paso Nov 15

San Antonio Nov 16


2011 Evening at the Fed

Please join us for dinner and a discussion at the 2011 Evening at the Fed series, which will feature Keith Phillips, senior economist and policy advisor in the San Antonio Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. Various academics have studied the question of why states have differed in economic performance in both the short and long terms. Phillips will examine this issue and address the following questions in particular:

- What are the major factors affecting the variances and convergences of economic performance across the United States?
- Why was there such a large variation of economic performance across states in the 1980s?
- Why have the Sunbelt states experienced faster job growth for several decades?

As specific examples, Phillips will highlight recent differences in the performance of Texas and California and between older midwestern cities such as Chicago and Detroit.

For more information and to register online, click here.

To download a copy of the registration brochure and form to fax or mail, click here.

There is a $15 charge to attend. Space is limited, and the fee must be paid by the registration deadline. Certificates for professional development credit hours will be available.



15 - 16

ALL The History Alive training previously scheduled for secondary teachers on these dates has been canceled.  Details about possible rescheduling of this popular training in Spring of 2012 will be forthcoming.