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The world famous market in Djamaa El Fna, in Marrakech.

CMES Announces Spring Break in Morocco 2012!

Mon, Oct 31, 2011

CMES Outreach is organizing a trip to Morocco for K-12 educators, March 8-18, 2012. This ten day program includes visits to the modern capital, Rabat; the medieval capitals of Meknés, Fes, and Marrakech; the "port cities" of Erfoud and Ouarzazate on the edge of the Sahara, and Essaouira on the Atlantic Coast; and Atlas Mountain fortresses including the World Heritage Site of Aït-ben-Haddou. The participant cost is approximately $3,100 ($1,825 land cost plus approximately $1,300 in airfare), including internal travel, double accommodations, an experienced guide, and an academic who will help you process the experience for your classroom. Don't miss out!

Hemispheres Receives Grant from the Library of Congress

Tue, Oct 25, 2011

We are pleased to report that the Hemispheres has received a grant from the Library of Congress (LOC) for the 2011-2012 program year. Hemispheres, the consortium that consists of the outreach programs of the Center for European Studies, the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, the Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies, and the South Asia Institute, works with K-12 educators and curriculum specialists to provide training and materials for classroom use. This grant, awarded through the LOC’s Teaching with Primary Sources Western Regional Center (TPS), is the first of its kind to focus on world cultures, world history, and world geography; until now TPS has awarded grants that focus on American history, law, economics, and state-specific programs such as Texas history.

Hemispheres Announces its Summer Teachers Institute for 2011: Cold War Cultures

Fri, Mar 25, 2011

The Cold War was one of the most influential events in American and world history. In addition to shaping generations who came of age between 1945 and 1990, its legacy continues to affect us today. This summer, Hemispheres and the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library and Museum will team up to offer an unprecedented global look at the Cold War and its lasting economic, political and social impact not only on the two major players in the conflict— the U.S. and former Soviet Union—but on the rest of the world as well. In addition to a lineup of engaging speakers, we’ll use primary documents from the library archives to enhance our program. This year’s workshop will address the TEKS and STAAR standards for both World and American History courses—consider sending your vertical team!