New Lesson Materials about Glory Road

El Paso, Texas – Just in time for March Madness, El Paso area educators have prepared lessons materials about the 1966 national champion Miner team for use in history, social studies, language arts, and physical education classes. The lesson ideas together with dozens of additional Glory Road-related resources have been assembled on a new web page hosted by the Center for History Teaching & Learning.

One of the most important moments in UTEP history came on March 19, 1966, when the men’s basketball team beat Kentucky for the NCAA National Championship. The racial dynamics changed college sports, the coach and team were inducted into the Hall of Fame, the victory is consistently ranked as one of the greatest of all time, and the story has been immortalized in the 2006 motion picture Glory Road. UTEP’s centennial year provides the perfect occasion in which teachers can help a new generation of students to appreciate the community’s history and look forward to its future.

The participating educators responded to a contest hosted by UTEP’s Center for History Teaching & Learning as part of UTEP’s Centennial Celebration and received a special commemorative Centennial prize pack.

LINKS

Glory Road Teaching Materials
http://academics.utep.edu/Default.aspx?tabid=74285

UTEP’s Centennial Celebration
utep100years.com

The Center for History Teaching & Learning
utep.edu/chtl

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Announcing a Glory Road Teaching Contest

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 22, 2013

El Paso, Texas – One of UTEP’s most important moments came on March 19, 1966, when the men’s basketball team beat Kentucky for the NCAA National Championship. But the victory’s significance extends beyond basketball. The fact that the Miner team started five black players against Kentucky’s all-white team thrust the game into the nation’s civil rights movement. The Miners’ story was immortalized in the 2006 motion picture Glory Road.

As part of UTEP’s Centennial Celebration, the Center for History Teaching & Learning invites recommendations for teaching this story and its significance in El Paso schools during 2014. We seek innovative and exciting strategies that will take this story to a new generation. Visit this web page for complete instructions and additional resources. The best ideas will be published by the Center and the creators will receive a UTEP Centennial Prize Pack.

LINKS

Instructions and Submission Information
http://academics.utep.edu/Default.aspx?tabid=74285

The Center for History Teaching & Learning
www.utep.edu/chtl

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