Spring teacher attends Humanities Texas Workshop
Spring teacher Evangeline Welch recently participated in a workshop held by Humanities Texas and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston about past American military conflicts.
The workshop was part of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston exhibition titled "War/Photography: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath."
Welch, who teaches humanities at Twin Creeks Middle School, attended with 41 other teachers from around the state, according to a press release from the museum.
The purpose of the workshop was to allow teachers to work closely with scholars studying the Civil War, World War I, World War II and the Korean and Vietnam wars. These faculty scholars included Robert M. Citino from the University of North Texas, David F. Crew from the University of Texas at Austin, Jeremi Suri from the University of Texas at Austin and Jennifer L. Weber from the University of Kansas.
Lt. Governor David Dewhurst spoke at the workshop about the experiences of his father, who was a pilot who led a squadron of bombers on D-Day to attack Nazi gun emplacements minutes before the infantry landed on Utah Beach.
Teachers participating in the workshop attended lectures in the morning and small workshops in the afternoon to examine primary sources about American military conflicts.
The workshop also included a tour of the War/Photography exhibit, presented by Anne Wilkes Tucker, the museum's Gus and Lyndall Wortham curator of photography.
"We were delighted to hold this program at the MFAH," said Humanities Texas Executive Director Michael L. Gillette in the press release. "Bringing teachers together to learn from leading scholars and from each other is an effective way to ensure that Texas students continue to receive the best possible opportunities."
The workshop was made possible from the support of the state of Texas and the National Endowment for the Humanities We the People initiative.
The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston is located at 1001 Bissonnet St.
For more information about Humanities Texas education programs, visit www.humanitiestexas.org.
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