Central America

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.

Maps of the Caribbean and Central America

This resource contains three maps that focus on the Caribbean and Central American region and countries.

Map of Panama Canal Zone

This resource is an image mapping out the Panama Canal Zone and is a great tool to use when teaching about the Panama Canal or he country of Panama in general.

Map of 10 Countries in Latin America compared to the U.S.

This resource provides an image displaying the size comparison between Mexico and several other Latin American countries to the United States. This is a good tool to use when teaching about geography and demographics.

Latin American Food Worksheet

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

Implementing the Convention on Biological Diversity: The Costa Rican Case

This paper examines environmental politics and ideology in the country of Costa Rica. Costa Rica has always been a leader in implementing convention on Biological Diversity. This paper explains how Costa Rica was able to enact a law so thoroughly and why Costa Rica has felt inclined to protect its forests and biological diversity.

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.

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 Award Winning Books

A list of 12 Award-Winning books having to do with Latin America.
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