Qualifying Exam Review Session

CHTLfbUTEP’s Center for History Teaching and Learning will be hosting a review session for the social studies content qualifying exam on Saturday, September 10th @ 10:00 am in LART 205.

This review session will be led by Eduardo Hinojos, a certification exam specialist and seasoned social studies instructor at Americas High School.

Please RSVP to Brad Cartwright (bjcartwright@utep.edu) if you plan on attending.  Also, don’t forget to bring your laptop, tablet, or phone.

New Teacher Education Assistant and Fall 2016 Hours

The Center for History Teaching Learning is pleased to announce our new Teacher Education Assistant and operating hours for the fall of 2016.

Kathryn Guerra is a student in the History Department’s M.A. program. She is also certified to teach history in the state of Texas and ready to answer questions from those currently in the process of becoming certified.

You can visit her in the Center’s Resource Room during the hours listed below to check out a textbook, prepare for qualifying or certification exams, get advice, or peruse our many resources for teaching history at all levels.

 

Welcome Kathryn!

Fall 2016: Monday 9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Thursday 11:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Friday By appointment
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Thanks to the students of “Age of Jackson: 1815-1850”

I greatly appreciate all of these outstanding undergraduate and graduate students, many of whom are teachers and future teachers, for making “Age of Jackson: 1815-1850” such a fun and challenging course!

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Future Social Studies Teachers

The future is bright for Texas school districts and school children, as 12 UTEP undergraduates successfully completed HIST 4330: Teaching History/Social Studies.  This course serves as a capstone experience for pre-service secondary history and social studies teachers as they prepare to become state-certified.

Congratulations!

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U.S. War with Mexico Symposium and Lesson Plan Contest Winners

On Saturday, April 9th, UTEP’s Center for History Teaching and Learning, with a grant from Humanities Texas, sponsored a talk by Dr. Sam Haynes from the University of Texas at Arlington titled “Why they Fought: Nationalism, Honor, and Military Service in the U.S.-Mexico War.”  This well-attended event was followed by a reception and the announcement of the symposium’s lesson plan contest winners.  Congratulations to the following:

1st Place: Eduardo Hinojos, Americas High School

2nd Place: Aaron Waggoner, UTEP

3rd Place: Joanna Camacho Escobar, UTEP

Honorable Mention: Kevin Guay, UTEP

Many thanks to Sam Haynes and to all of those who submitted lesson plans and attended the symposium!

 

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Americas High School Spring Teaching Retreat

On Tuesday, March 15th, UTEP’s Center for History Teaching and Learning offered a full-day teacher institute for the social studies faculty at Americas and Eastlake High Schools.  The institute emphasized close interaction with scholars, the examination of primary sources, and the development of effective teaching strategies.  Thank you to all of the teachers in attendance and to the UTEP faculty who participated!

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The U.S. War with Mexico Symposium and Lesson Plan Contest

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To bring more awareness to an oft-forgotten war, UTEP’s Center for History Teaching and Learning and Humanities Texas are offering area teachers a lesson plan contest on the U.S. War with Mexico which will culminate in a one-day symposium and awards ceremony.  This event features a lecture and discussion on the U.S. War with Mexico led by Dr. Sam Haynes from the University of Texas at Arlington on April 9th.  This even is free and open to the public.  An awards ceremony and a reception will follow.   If you plan on attending the symposium and reception, please RSVP to Brad Cartwright at bjcartwright@utep.edu.

 

 

 SYMPOSIUM

 Dr. Sam Haynes

“Why they Fought: Nationalism, Honor, and Military Service in the U.S.-Mexico War”

Saturday, April 9, 2016 @ 10:00 am

UTEP Liberal Arts Building, Room 323

 

Sam Haynes is the Director of UT-Arlington’s Center for Greater Southwestern Studies in May, 2009 and has served as a Center Fellow since coming to UT-Arlington in 1993. Specializing in 19th century Texas, the American Southwest, Manifest Destiny, and the U.S. War with Mexico, Haynes is the author of three books: Soldiers of Misfortune: The Somervell and Mier Expeditions (University of Texas Press: 1990), James K. Polk and the Expansionist Impulse (Longman: 1996), and Unfinished Revolution: The American Republic in a British World (University of Virginia Press: 2010).  In 2008 he served as the lead consultant for the History Channel’s two-hour documentary, “The Mexican War.”  He is currently the project director of “A Continent Divided:  the U.S.-Mexico War,” a website that seeks to digitize the holdings of the UT Arlington Library on the 1846-1848 war with Mexico: library.uta.edu/usmexicowar/index.php.

 

LESSON PLAN CONTEST

PRIZES:

  • First Place – $150
  • Second Place – $100
  • Third Place – $50

RULES:

All Lesson plans must:

  • be related to the U.S. War with Mexico.
  • be  authored by only one teacher.
  • include measurable objectives.
  • include list of the materials to be used, as well as copies of an necessary handouts.
  • include an approximation of the time involved.
  • include an explanation of the methods to be used and procedure of the lesson.
  • use of at least one primary source.
  • use original work and permission for any copyrighted materials .
  • be sent as one .pdf file to bjcartwright@utep.edu by April 5th, 2016.

 Each entry must be labeled with the following information:

  • Your name
  • Your complete mailing address
  • Your school
  • Your preferred phone number
  • Your e-mail address

Submissions become the property of UTEP’s Center for History Teaching and Learning (CHTL) and will be posted on its respective web sites, and/or shared via other forms of media.

 

Lessons will be judged by a panel of UTEP faculty members and winners will be selected based on creativity, classroom usefulness, and use of primary source materials.

 

Winning teachers will be notified by Wednesday, April 7th and awards will be presented at the CHTL’s U.S. War with Mexico Symposium on April 9th.

 

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This program was made possible in part with a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

EPCHS – CHTL History Writing Symposium


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CHTL Hours – Spring 2016

Happy New Year!

The Center for History Teaching Learning is pleased to announce our operating hours for SPRING 2016. Please come by the Center’s Resource Room to check out a textbook, prepare for certification exams, or get advice!

Spring 2016: Monday 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday 11:45 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Thursday 12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Friday By appointment
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Future Social Studies Teachers!

This past fall witnessed 23 undergraduate students at UTEP successfully complete HIST 4330: Teaching History/Social Studies.  This course serves as a capstone experience for pre-service secondary history and social studies teachers by uniting content knowledge and pedagogical skills. Congratulations!

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