Students will learn about different regional dishes in Latin America in groups and create a simple presentation to share what they learned with the class. This is a simpler version of the same lesson available for high school students. This is mainly a cultural lesson that can be used in a Spanish language class, but there are suggestions to incorporate Spanish language instruction throughout. This is highly adaptable and a great way to learn about Latin American cultures!
Students will spend time researching both individually and as a group different dishes of Latin America to understand their cultural and historical significance. The lesson culminates with a presentation by students framed as a project proposal to share with the class what they have learned about their respective food. This is mainly a cultural lesson that can be used in a Spanish language class, but there are suggestions to incorporate Spanish language instruction throughout. This is a highly adaptable lesson and a great way to learn about Latin American cultures!
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.
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.
This script gives students and teachers an idea of what Mexican Christmas Traditions are like and allows people to learn about these traditions in a fun and interactive way. Can be read out loud in a class using multiple students or even performed.
This resource gives a few examples of tradition fashion in Mexico and allows students to even sketch their own designs similar to that of the traditional styles of fashion.
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.
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.
A fun worksheet to teach about the importance of the food corn in the Latin American diet.
This paper is fully in Spanish and aims to display the current state of the Yucatan Maya and the Mayan Language in relation to Spanish and other indigenous languages present in the Yucatan Peninsula. The marginalization of the Yucatan Maya is discussed and how development has furthered that marginalization within the region.