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Analysis Worksheets

This document consists of 5 different worksheets that analyze different mediums. The mediums analyzed include maps, written documents, cartoons, photos and posters. These are a great way to have students reflect on what they are reading or studying. Great for taking notes and organizing information gathered from different mediums in the classroom.

Project Gutenberg's Through the Brazilian Wilderness by Theodore Roosevelt

This e book is the primary account of Theodore Roosevelt and his expedition through the Brazilian "wilderness". His main concerns were mamma-logy and ornithology and is a great read to compare to how Brazil is represented now versus before.

The Free Trade Love Triangle: Prospects for the FTAA and EU-Mercosur FTA

This paper examines the current trade talks between the European Union, Latin American countries and the United States. This triangular relationship is complex and this paper tries to display the implications of these negotiations and the impact of China in Latin America.

Slavery in Brazil: Readings and Comprehension Excercises

This is a resource to be used when teaching about Slavery in Brazil and the country of Brazil in general. A map of the country is included along with 18 readings and a glossary of important terms used in the readings about slavery.

Situational Sacredness: Temporary Ritual Space and Authority in Ancient and Modern Honduras

This paper follows field research that bridges the disciplines of Archaeology, Anthropology, History and Economics. The focus is on collectivist pre-capitalist labor practices and religious ceremonies among both Lenca and Mayans in the contemporary Honduras.

Siestas and Fiestas: Images of Latin America in the United States History Textbooks

This resource explains that the United States education system is heavily dependent on textbooks. Therefore, it is important to have correct images that reflect Latin America in the most accurate way possible so that teaching about Latin America can be transparent and understandable. A good reading to assign to students to better understand misconceptions of Latin America through the lack of accurate images in textbooks or can be read by teacher to better understandthe topic of biases and inaccuracies relating to teaching Latin American studies.

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.

Mariachi Guide

In this resource, a background of the music form of Mariachi is given along with images of instruments and the typical outfit of someone who plays in a mariachi band. A great tool when teaching about Mariachi and Mexican culture.

Maps of Caribbean

This resource contains 3 images of the Caribbean region and surrounding land regions. The first map shows major shipping lanes within the Caribbean region and sea, with the second including the basins and the third labeling the specific countries that exist in and near the Caribbean such as smaller countries of St.Lucia and Barbados.
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