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Local Chicago ISD Teacher Receives National Recognition

We are proud to announce and congratulate Ms. Amy Bean, middle school language arts teacher, for being selected as a NEH Summer Scholar. She will be participating in a Summer Institute named Tales from the Chihuahuan Desert: Borderlands Narratives about Identity and Binationalism. This is a two-week program will be held in July at The University of Texas at El Paso.

Amy Bean, a local teacher from Chase Elementary School in Chicago, IL has been selected as a NEH Summer Scholar from a national applicant pool to attend one of 20 seminars and institutes supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The Endowment is a federal agency that, each summer, supports these enrichment opportunities at colleges, universities, and cultural institutions, so that teachers can study with experts in humanities disciplines.

Amy will participate in a Summer Institute named Tales from the Chihuahuan Desert: Borderlands Narratives about Identity and Binationalism. The two-week program will be held July 14th to July 28th, 2019, at The University of Texas at El Paso and directed by Drs. Ignacio Martínez (Department of History) and R. Joseph Rodríguez (California State University, Fresno).

The 25 teachers selected to participate in the program each receive a stipend of $2,100 to cover their travel, study, and living expenses.

Topics for the 20 seminars and institutes offered for teachers this summer include: Abolitionism and the Underground Railroad, American Women in the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, Discovering Native Histories along the Lewis and Clark Trail, Frederick Douglass and Literary Crossroads, From Mesa Verde to Santa Fe: Continuity and Change in the Pueblo World, Muslim American History and Life, Punishment, Politics, and Culture, Re-Enchanting Nature: Humanities Perspectives, Reimagining Jane Eyre and Great Expectations: Teaching Literature through Adaptation, Religious Worlds of New York: Teaching the Everyday Life of American Religious Diversity, Rethinking the Gilded Age and Progressivisms: Race, Capitalism, and Democracy, 1877-1920, Slavery in the Colonial North, “Stony the Road We Trod . . .” Exploring Alabama's Civil Rights Legacy, Tales from the Chihuahuan Desert: Borderlands Narratives about Identity and Binationalism, Teaching Native American Histories, Teaching Shakespeare’s Plays through Scholarship and Performance, Teaching the Holocaust Through Visual Culture, The First Amendment in 21st Century America, Thomas Jefferson: The Public and Private Worlds of Monticello and the University of Virginia, World War I in History and Literature.