High School


One of the most important and oldest handicrafts of Mexico is weaving. In this activity, students can earn how to make a simple loom and immerse in Mexican culture.

Ancient Maya: Knowledge Through Art

In this lesson, the student will explore the Maya culture and our knowledge of it through art, architecture and heritage of modern Maya people. Analyzing glyphs from the Maya system of writing and reading about ancient Mayan culture will help students understand the Mayan people.

Modern Mexican Painting

The following lesson applies the key ideas approach to contemporary Mexican culture, in this case "Modern Mexican Painting". The lesson is designed to serve as a model for teachers to develop further lessons on Latin American culture in general and Mexico in particular. It emphasizes the use of multimedia methodology and has been tested by in-service and pre-service teachers in both monolingual and bilingual classroom settings in art, Spanish, ESL and social studies. Overall this lesson contributes to developing cultural awareness.

Human and Environment Interaction in Latin America

Use environmental history to illustrate how environment influences humans and humans transform the environment.

The Role of the Military in Latin America

In this lesson, students will be able to discuss the Latin American military's influence among national politics.

Persistent Attitudes about Colonialism in Latin America

In this lesson, students will demonstrate understanding of the colonial past in Latin America and how these are still issues today for both the former colonials and former colonists.

Oil and Water: Natural Resources and Conflict in the Middle East and Latin America

This resource packet consists of multiple readings about oil conflicts in both the Middle East and Latin America. At the end of the packet are lessons on how to teach about the topic to middle and high school grades. For the full materials email our Outreach Coordinator Clea Conlin at cconlin@email.arizona.edu.

Latin American Immigration to the United States

Students will develop a basic understanding of the reasons for internal and international migration and the issues surrounding the immigration of Latin Americans to the United States.

Introduction and Stereotypes

In this lesson, students will understand the concepts of stereotypes and ethnocentrism. After discussing their perceptions of Latin Americans and their environment, students will be encouraged to become familiar with the diversity of Latin America and thereby recognize stereotypes.

Child Labor is Not Cheap

Two lessons are included in this lengthy curriculum material that focuses on child labor and pushes students to discuss the factors behind the use of child labor, potential solutions and implications of those solutions. Email our Outreach Coordinator Clea Conlin at cconlin@email.arizona.edu for the full materials.
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