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 list includes just a few culture kits, blog post and book recommendations from the University of Arizona's Worlds of Words.
This paper examines the current trade talks between the European Union, Latin American countries and the United States. This triangular relationship is complex and this paper tries to display the implications of these negotiations and the impact of China in Latin America.
This is a resource to be used when teaching about Slavery in Brazil and the country of Brazil in general. A map of the country is included along with 18 readings and a glossary of important terms used in the readings about slavery.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.