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University of Texas, El Paso (El Paso, TX 79968-8900)
Ignacio Martinez (Project Director: February 2018 to March 2021)
R. Joseph Rodriguez (Co Project Director: August 2018 to March 2021)
Tales from the Chihuahuan Desert: Borderlands Narratives about Identity and Binationalism

A two-week institute for 25 school teachers to study the history, literature, and culture of the Chihuahuan Desert region.

The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) and in collaboration with the Center for Inter-American and Border Studies (CIBS) and the Institute of Oral History (IOH), non-profit research and education centers at UTEP, propose a Summer Institute for School Teachers from July 14th to July 28th, 2019. Building on the successful participation of 24 Summer Scholars in the 2017 Summer Institute for School Teachers titled “Tales from the Chihuahuan Desert: Borderlands Narratives about Identity and Binationalism,” the 2019 Summer Institute will provide 25 secondary school teachers (NEH Summer Scholars) in grades 6–12 with two weeks of intense, guided exploration of borderland narratives from the Chihuahuan Desert—a culturally and politically significant region for instructional consideration and critical research encompassing 139,000 square miles across several Mexican states and parts of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona.

Project fields:
American Literature; U.S. History; U.S. Regional Studies

Institutes for K-12 Educators

Education Programs

$131,542 (approved)
$108,797 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2018 – 12/31/2019