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.
A fun worksheet to teach about the importance of the food corn in the Latin American diet.
This booklet is a great resource to use when teaching about Ecuador. A map of Ecuador is included, along with background on the history, people, geography, economy and current situation of Ecuador. This booklet focuses on the future of children in Ecuador and how history has shaped how children will grow up in today's Ecuador.
An image to accompany a lesson teaching about Peruvian patterns and the country of Peru.
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.
This timeline is a great resource to have when teaching about the history of Peru or the country of Peru in general.
A list of 12 Award-Winning books having to do with Latin America.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.