High School

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.

History and Evolution of the Mariachi

This resource gives background on where the word "mariachi" comes from and who the pioneers of the Mariachi music form were. This is a great tool to use when teaching about the Mariachi music form, Mexican culture and the country of Mexico in general.

Historical Timeline of Peru

This timeline is a great resource to have when teaching about the history of Peru or the country of Peru in general.

Central America in the 1980's

This paper gives a description as to why Central America has become so important to the United States recently and gives demographic statistics comparing Central American countries with European Countries and Similar U.S. states.

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.

Artes Americas: Quesar Dance Company, Teachers Resource Guide

Although this guide was created for teachers and students to use before and after seeing the Quasar Dance Company, it still serves as a great guide to teach about Brazil in the classroom.Students will understand what quasar is and will tie the dance company to Brazilian culture and art. Plenty of activities are included to help teach students this unique topic.

Negating Misconceptions about the Amazon

In this lesson, students will research specific geographical aspects of the Amazon region and will identify commonly held misconceptions about the Amazon region. Myths will be presented and debunked. Students will be given the opportunity to create a final project in which they focus on a particular aspect of the Amazon region using the knowledge they learned when debunking myths and misconceptions.

Stereotypes versus Statistics

In this activity, students will examine some of the myths of Latino migration towards the United States and compare these to actual demographic data. After completing reflective writing on the experience of being stereotyped, students will review current studies and graphs from the Pew Research Center and Latino Decisions to contrast assumptions with realities.

Ecuador Diversity and Contrast Unit

Students will understand the unique culture of Ecuador and become familiar with the diversity in Ecuadorian climate, geography,dress, architecture and cuisine. They will also understand the problems of sustainability in Ecuador. For the full materials email our Outreach Coordinator Clea Conlin at cconlin@email.arizona.edu.

Brazil's Changing Capitals: A Lesson in Site and Situation

By investigating the movement of Brazil's capital from Salvador to Rio de Janiero to Brasilia, students will discover how a city's importance is related to its site and situation. They will be able to describe and evaluate the site and situation characteristics of a city. For the materials, email our OUtreach Coordinator Clea Conlin at cconlin@email.arizona.edu.
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