UTEP History Department Commemorates the Mexican Revolution

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 5, 2011

El Paso, Texas – The History Department at The University of Texas at El Paso announces several resources about the Mexican Revolution designed especially for history buffs, teachers, and the general public.

  • The grand opening of a Museo Urbano is scheduled for Saturday, May 7, 2011, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. at 500 S. Oregon Street (corner of 3rd and S. Oregon). The event will feature music, refreshments, and the unveiling of historical exhibits and a mural.
  • For teachers, the departments’ Center for History Teaching & Learning has prepared a virtual teacher’s institute offering a blend of the best scholarship and teaching strategies. This online resource also features a virtual walking tour of downtown El Paso.
  • The department has also collected sources and artifacts online. One page contains information about the over 4,000 Mormons who fled their homes in Mexico and found refuge in El Paso in 1912. Another organizes web links related to teaching materials, national commemorations, and information about local programs.

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, please visit utep.edu/chtl (click on “Mexican Revolution”), send an email to chtl@utep.edu, or call 915-747-5878.

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