Elementary

Resource Center of the Americas: Books for Spring 2001

This resource lists curriculum resources and books to be used in the classroom. Most are for purchases but are categorized based on resources, curricula, grade school books, middle school books, high school books, books about Latinos and Latinas specifically, books about immigration and migration workers and books on the Caribbean. This list is great to look at as it gives the summary of each book.

Annotated Bibliography of Children's and Adolescent Books: Mexico

This list is a compilation of books whose author or illustrate are from Mexico or have lived in Mexico. There are a variety of genres include picture books, first person stories and fiction.

Mexican Fashion

This resource gives a few examples of tradition fashion in Mexico and allows students to even sketch their own designs similar to that of the traditional styles of fashion.

Latin American Food Worksheet

A fun worksheet to teach about the importance of the food corn in the Latin American diet.

Institutions that Offer Curriculum, Video and Audiovisual Materials

This guide is designed for teachers in the elementary and secondary levels who are interested in integrating Latin American studies into their curricula. This guide contains a list of institutions that offer curriculum and audiovisual materials, summer programs, workshops for teachers and much more.

History of Tamales

This brief paper gives you information about the history of the tamale and how it grew to be a key part of Latin American culture.

Booklist of LAS Children and Young Adult Books

A list that consists of 91 Children and Young Adult books that are about Latin America. These are great resources to use in the classroom or to offer students to read for Book Reports or even for leisure reading.

2 Maps of Brazil

The first map compares the size of Brazil to the United States and the second map compares the countries of Europe to the size of Brazil. Useful tool when teaching about Brazil's geography.

Brazilian Carnaval Masks

When celebrating Carnaval in Brazil, masks are worn by both rich and poor alike. This guide gives instructions for both simple and more complex face masks to be made. The simple mask is more suited for young children and the complex mask for older ages. This is a fun way to immerse yourself in celebrating the fun Brazilian festival!

Panama Canal Zone Activity

A quick 3 page activity sheets that students can use to become further acquainted with the country of Panama and the Panama Canal Zone, which is a vital port for U.S. ships and other countries worldwide.
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