14 November 2022 El Paso del Norte, Texas
Chihuahuan Desert, USA
Dear Secondary School Educators,
You’re invited to apply to our residential (in person) Summer Institute for School Teachers (grades 6th – 12th) named Tales from the Chihuahuan Desert: Borderlands Narratives about Identity and Binationalism.
The Institute is residential (in person) and will be held July 16th – July 30th, 2023.
The participant eligibility criteria are listed in the NEH website.
A stipend (taxable) will be provided to each Summer Scholar.
We developed Tales from the Chihuahuan Desert in an effort to reframe our national discourse about the ways in which we see and talk about the U.S.–México borderlands and its binational populations.
Leading experts and award-winning scholars will contribute to our NEH Institute. In conjunction with inquiry-based activities centered in the classroom, invited scholars will also take part in several pre-planned field trips to local archives and repositories, historical sites, and cultural venues.
We believe it is important, especially for young adults, to understand and recognize the role that these marginal spaces and its populations have played in U.S. history and literature.
Three essential questions will guide our discussions during our time together:
The learning outcomes for our Institute are as follows:
We invite you to submit your complete e-application BEFORE the deadline, which is March 3rd, 2023. A committee, which includes teachers and professors, will be evaluating each applicant’s eligibility and application materials submission.
We look forward to reviewing your complete application before the deadline. The notification letters for all applicants will be sent, via email, by April 3rd, 2023.
Drs. Ignacio Martínez and R. Joseph Rodríguez, Institute Directors
The University of Texas at El Paso
El Paso, Texas, USA