Humanities Texas Funds Summer Teacher’s Institute

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 15, 2009
Humanities Texas Funds Summer Teacher’s Institute in El Paso

El Paso, Texas – Humanities Texas has awarded $4,500 to the Center for History Teaching and Learning for the 2010 summer teacher’s institute on “Teaching the Mexican Revolution.” The institute will be held downtown at the El Paso Museum of History and the Main Branch of the El Paso Public Library on June 24‐26. K‐12 educators who participate in the institute will learn from award‐winning teachers and scholars, engage in hands‐on workshops, and follow a walking tour of local sites related to the Revolution.

The state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, Humanities Texas has provided more than 2,000 grants to nonprofit organizations throughout the state over the past three decades. Humanities Texas grants support a wide range of humanities programs, including lectures, oral history projects, museum exhibitions, teacher institutes, interactive projects and documentaries. This award to the Center for History Teaching & Learning reflects Humanities Texas’ continuing commitment to outstanding and diverse public programming.

The Center for History Teaching & Learning is a division of UTEP’s History Department created to promote scholarly teaching among department faculty, support teacher education among our students, and provide outreach and professional development opportunities for area social studies teachers.

For more information about the summer teachers’ institute, please visit utep.edu/chtl or contact Dr. Keith A. Erekson at 915‐747‐5878 or kaerekson@utep.edu.

For more information about the Humanities Texas grants program, please visit humanitiestexas.org.

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