A Donna teacher has been selected to participate in “The U.S. Constitution and American History,” a summer institute sponsored by Humanities Texas, the College of Liberal Arts at The University of Texas at Austin and the LBJ Library and Museum.

Raul Cardenas, who teaches world geography and world history at W.A. Todd 9th Grade School, will attend the institute at the LBJ Library and Museum in Austin in June.

The institute will bring together 40 outstanding teachers from across Texas to participate in lectures and workshops that examine important constitutional topics in our nation’s history.

The institute faculty includes leading scholars such as H. W. Brands, Albert S. Broussard, George Forgie, Sanford Levinson, Gretchen Ritter and Pulitzer-Prize winning historians Jack Rakove and David Oshinsky.

“Humanities Texas is pleased to include this outstanding teacher from Donna in this educational initiative,” said Executive Director Michael L. Gillette. “Bringing teachers together to exchange ideas and learn from leading scholars is an effective way to ensure that Texas students continue to receive the best possible educational opportunities.”

A companion institute sponsored by Humanities Texas and the University of Texas at San Antonio will be held the following week on the UTSA campus.

“The U.S. Constitution and American History” is made possible with a We the People grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and additional support from the Houston Endowment.

The state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, Humanities Texas develops and supports diverse programs across the state, including lectures, oral history projects, teacher institutes, museum exhibitions and documentary films.

For more information about Humanities Texas and its programs for Texas teachers, visit http://www.humanitiestexas.org.