Teacher Training

  • Historical thinking based on scholarship

Keith Erekson is a popular workshop presenter and regularly leads workshops for history teachers at the secondary and college levels. He emphasizes historical thinking based on the findings of cognitive science and the scholarly work of trained historians.

Invite Keith to present a workshop.

His workshops on learning and teaching history include:

  • Using Primary Sources in the Classroom
  • Relevance? Is It in Your Classroom?
  • What is the Story in Your History?
  • Top 10 Differences Between Liberal and Conservative History
  • Using Music to Teach Thinking
  • Doing History at Home
  • Doing History on Day One

His workshops on U.S. History include:

  • The U.S. Constitution
  • Christian America
  • Teaching Benjamin Franklin
  • Teaching Abraham Lincoln
  • The Civil War and Its Legacy
  • Civil Rights and Social Change
  • The Cold War and Containment
  • Comparing Wars to Vietnam
  • Memorializing Vietnam


Selected Recent Workshops

University of Utah, NEH workshop on primary sources, Salt Lake City, UT, 2017

El Paso Independent School District, two workshops on U.S. history, El Paso, TX, 2013

Region 19 Service Center, four workshops for novice teachers, El Paso, TX, 2012-2013

Ysleta Independent School District, four workshops on U.S. history, El Paso, TX, 2012

Pueblo City Schools, seven workshops on U.S. history since 1945, Pueblo, CO, 2011
(At the invitation of the National Council for History Education)

Ysleta Independent School District, six workshops on U.S. history, El Paso, TX, 2011

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi History Department, two workshops on introductory history courses, Corpus Christi, TX, 2010

Humanities Texas, three teacher institute workshops, El Paso, TX, 2010, 2011

Ysleta Independent School District, four workshops on using primary sources, El Paso, TX, 2009

Alamogordo, Gadsden, and Las Cruces School Districts, TAH workshop, Las Cruces, NM, 2009

Brown County Public Schools, TAH workshop, Nashville, IN, 2006