Social Studies

Globalization in Latin America: Migration and Trade Patterns

In this lesson, students will gain an understanding of migration patterns within, to and from Latin America and the Caribbean. This lesson is about the length of 3 1 hour class periods and all materials are included.

Core Regions and Distinctive Landscapes as an Alternative to Country by Country Descriptions

In this lesson, students will gain an understanding of using core regions and distinctive landscapes as an alternative to country by country descriptions.

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 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.

United States-Ecuadorian Relations: Problems and Promises

This project seek to raise foreign policy questions that engage the student in two perspectives. The reading and activities in these lessons urge the student to view recent and contemporary affairs from both an Ecuadorian and an American (U.S.) point of view. In the process of assessing these differences, students will be exposed to a range of options in policy decision, and valuable background information concerning Ecuador.

Cuban Missile Crisis

In this lesson students will analyze different sources of historical material and primary source account of the Cuban Missile Crisis will identifying important people and countries involved in the event. Students will identify some of the causes that led to the event and why the crisis is so important to United States history.

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.
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