A Missouri City teacher recently joined outstanding teachers from across the state at “Shaping the American Republic to 1877,” an institute sponsored by Humanities Texas and the University of Houston.
“The institute helped me better understand history content and its context, which will help me provide my students with a much deeper understanding of the material, which in turn will help them with both state and district assessments” said Jeremy Ide, who teaches U.S. history at Missouri City Middle School.
The Houston institute faculty featured Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Gordon S. Wood of Brown University, Michael Les Benedict of The Ohio State University, and Daniel Feller of the University of Tennessee, who is editor and director of The Papers of Andrew Jackson. Distinguished historians from UH and Rice University also served on the institute faculty.
“Humanities Texas was pleased to co-sponsor ‘Shaping the American Republic to 1877,’” said Executive Director Michael L. Gillette. “Giving talented teachers like Mr. Ide the opportunity to interact with their peers and leading scholars will enable them to engage students with exciting new perspectives on our nation’s history.”