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University of Texas, El Paso (El Paso, TX 79968-8900)
Ignacio Martinez (Project Director: March 2020 to present)
Joseph Rodriguez (Co Project Director: August 2020 to present)
Tales from the Chihuahuan Desert: Borderlands Narratives about Identity and Binationalism

A two-week institute for 25 6-12 educators to study the history and literature of the borderlands.

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 18th to August 1st, 2021. Building on the successful participation of 25 Summer Scholars in the 2017 and 2019 Summer Institute for School Teachers titled Tales from the Chihuahuan Desert: Borderlands Narratives about Identity and Binationalism, the proposed Level II 2021 Summer Institute will provide 25 secondary school teachers (NEH Summer Scholars) in grades 6–12 with two weeks of intense, guided exploration of borderlands 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

$164,760 (approved)
$164,515 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2020 – 9/30/2022