In today's ever-changing world it is imperative that we teach kids to think, evaluate, and make valid arguments based on facts. The institute shows teachers how to do just that. It is my hope that the summer teacher institutes continue because I know without a doubt those institutes are impacting our teachers and thereby making a huge impact on the students of Texas.
Stacy HrickoEnglish Teacher, Prosper High School
Humanities Texas advances heritage, culture, and education through conducting and supporting public programs in history, literature, philosophy, and the other humanities disciplines. These programs strengthen Texas communities by cultivating the knowledge and judgment that representative democracy demands of its citizens.
Humanities Texas began its operations January, 1973, initially focusing its efforts on the relationship between the humanities and public policy issues. A few years later, due to reauthorizing legislation, Humanities Texas began undertaking traditional humanities projects as well as those relating to public policy. Since that time, we have developed and funded numerous projects in traditional humanities fields including U.S. and Texas history, literature, and culture.
In partnership with The Pulitzer Prizes and supported by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, forty-nine councils will launch hundreds of programs and events exploring the importance of being an informed citizen and what that means in today’s society.
NEH awards more than $1.6 million to seven state humanities councils: Maine, Minnesota, Nebraska, Oregon, Texas, Virgin Islands and Virginia.
Calling all outstanding public humanities programs! The Federation is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Schwartz Prize. Submission deadline is August 17, 2016.
Councils launch programs geared towards summer, American history, food safety, the outdoors, and youth in honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Awarding of the Pulitzer Prizes.
Eight state humanities councils received a total of more than $1.4 million from NEH’s Humanities in the Public Square to conduct programs across the nation.