Patterns of Conquest: Spanish Rule in the America and Ottoman Rule in the Balkans

This is a teacher resource packet that gives readings and materials to be used when teaching about the relationship between Spanish Rule in Americas and Ottoman Rule in the Balkans. Email our Outreach Coordinator Clea Conlin at cconlin@email.arizona.edu for the full packet.

Latin American Revolutions

Students should be able to make a correlation between U.S. involvement in Latin America during the 1950's-1980's. Students should be able to identify key people, places and events with regard to Latin American Revolutions and American protest era movements.

What role has the United States played in political and social changes in Haiti?

Students will compare conflicting points of view about U.S. involvement in Haiti by examining timelines and reading about historical events between the two countries.

Perspectives on American Involvement in the Civil War in El Salvador

Students will look at the history of U.S. involvement in El Salvador during the 1970's and 1980's. Their examination will consist of various readings from different perspectives on this topic. Readings and other sources will discuss U.S. military and economic support for the El Salvadoran government, especially under the Reagan administration (1981-1989). Group work will consist of choosing texts to examine, discussing the texts and presenting group findings to the class as a whole.

U.S. and Cuba Relations

In this lesson students will explore the history of relations between Cuba and the United States and examine in detail one event or period to be included in a class timeline of U.S.-Cuba relations. This lesson includes an extension activity and suggested readings as well.

Central America: An Introductory Lesson

This lesson is designed to introduce students to several of these concepts through brief biographical sketches of figures in 20th century Central American history. Students will examine the role the United States played in the affairs of these smaller nations and how it has impacted Latino migration recently. There are two activities within this lesson, one about famous figures in Central American history ad the other is about US foreign policy and its impact on Latino immigration.

Indian Ceremonial Costumes of Highland Guatemala

Before commercial production of huipiles and cortes on foot looms, nearly every indigenous community used designs and color combinations that were unique to their geographic location. Thus it was possible to determine the community of an indigenous person solely on the basis of his or her clothing. Now regional differences are blurring as indigenous peoples buy ready-made clothes. When you make hupiles and other clothing in class, students will be urged to use as many colors as possible to create clothing like the indigenous peoples did.

Reading and Discussing the Role of Women in Slavery

The reading is translated and adapted from a Puerto Rican textbook on women in Latin America. it is designed to teach the often forgotten role of women n the history of Latin America. Students will learn some specific aspects of slavery and will also discover the roe slave women played in shaping Caribbean culture and in the struggle for abolishing slavery.

The Geopolitics of Water: Two Case Studies on the Brazil and Turkey Dam Projects

Students will understand the major problems related to water by knowing specific trends shaping the politics of water including privatization and globalization. Students will focus on the Brazil and Turkey Dam Projects, using their knowledge of water politics to analyze the change in access and affordability of water within these projects.

Brazilian Beat: A Past with Slavery, a Present with Problems, and a Future with Potential

Through photographs, film, sound, discussion, and lecture, students will understand the basic history and culture of Brazil. They will understand and analyze the histories of the United States and Brazil, making comparisions. They will comprehend the social issues that Brazil faces today and evaluate the effect that those issues have on the citizens.
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