Teaching History and Geography for the 21st Century through Digital Maps

Digital Maps

This half-day workshop designed by high school educators for high school educators introduces the concepts and theory of digital humanities. Teachers attending the one-day workshop will learn about how to utilize digital humanities sites to teach themes in geography and history through an exploration of the borderlands of the United States and Mexico, as well as the idea and concept of borders throughout the world.

Teachers attending the day long workshop will receive a USB drive containing:

  • Four week-long lesson plans utilizing digital maps
  • A detailed description explaining the humanities concepts covered by each lesson plan
  • A copy of Mills Kelly’s Teaching History in the Digital Age
  • A guide to Digital Humanities websites

Those who are interested in learning more about the project can contact Brad Cartwright at bjcartwright@utep.edu, 915-747-5878.

The workshop series is funded by Humanities Texas in partnership with UTEP’s Center for History Teaching and Learning and MapStory. For more information contact Brad Cartwright @ bjcartwright@utep.edu.