Traveling Latin America

In this fun activity, students pretend to be an employee of a travel agency and design vacations for Latin America. Students will join a group of three and design a travel brochure for one particular country, with the focus on trying to encourage more people to visit your country. A rubric is included for grading students final project.

The Breaking Down of Stereotypes

This unit contains 3 exercises that help break apart stereotypes that students may or may not have about Latin America.

Studying Vital Statistics and the Quality of Life

In this lesson, students will become familiar with certain types of statistics and discuss how these relate to real human experience. Students will examine key statistics which give us some idea of the quality of life in two Central American nations and one Caribbean nation.

The Meaning of American

In this lesson, students will be sensitized to the inclusive and exclusive uses of "America" and "American".

Lets Take a Trip

In this project, students will produce a travel information packet with useful information about a region, country, city or town. They will get the opportunity to present their travel information to the class in a 7-10 minute group presentation. This project can take several days or spread out over a series of weeks.

A Mini-Organization of American States

In this lesson, students will become aware of the workings of the OAS and will stimulate their own mini-session of a General Assembly. The Organization of American States is a major part of the inter-American system and it's institutions. This exercise can be viewed from two perspectives, stressing either the conflict resolution nature of the OAS or the basic common identity of its member states.

Mapping the Languages of Latin America

In this lesson, students will learn about how Central and South America offer a more diverse series of cultures and nations than we often realize. They will learn about the many languages of Latin America in order to provide an idea of this diversity. Students will be able to place their language on a map to be able to visualize Latin America as a complex cultural area.

Spanish Missions in Florida, Texas, New Mexico and Arizona

Students will earn how Spanish colonization changed the life of Native Americans and about the role of Spanish missionaries in the colonization process. There are 6 initial lessons with two extra extension lessons.

Who Am I?

With a focus on the exploration of the New World in what is now Cuba and the Caribbean, students will be able to select three facts in order to construct a riddle and use his/her knowledge of given facts to solve classmates riddles.

Spirits Across the Ocean: Yoruban and Dahomean Cultures in the Caribbean Brought by the Slave Trade

This unit explores the journey of the African people from the Yoruban and Dahomean cultures to the Caribbean through the forced migration of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Students will learn about the similarities of the music found all over Latin America in the countries Haiti, Cub, Trinidad and Brazil. There are 4 lessons within this unit.
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