In this two-day, 12-hour institute, the Law-Related Education (LRE) team identified TEKS that are challenging to American History students such as Reconstruction, Civil Disobedience and Reform Movements, Constitutional Changes, and Foreign Policies of the Early Presidents. Working with scholars and consultants, participants will learn and receive valuable methods and resources. Content presentations are reinforced with practical activities which will be made available to participants on a flash drive. This institute is designed to target low performing 8th grade TEKS and to complement existing curriculum. Lunch will be provided.