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Exploring Foods of the Columbian Exchange

The Southern Food and Beverage Museum, in collaboration with Tulane University’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies, developed a curriculum that provides educators with a…  read more

¡Huelga! A Social Studies Unit on the Farm Worker Movement

This curricular unit contains six (6) 75-minute lessons in Social Studies for grades 6-8. The unit is centered on history and civics themes relevant to…  read more

Race, Power, and Identity in Cuba: Past and Present Primary Source Activities

In this activity-based curriculum, students draw on primary sources, such as autobiographical excerpts, contemporary art, and editorials, to explore how structural racism and resistance shaped…  read more

Ada's Violin by Susan Hood and illustrated by Sally Wern Comport

Ada’s Violin by Susan Hood and illustrated by Sally Wern Comport is a 2017 Américas Book Award winner, tells the true story of Ada, a…  read more

Rainbow Weaver: Tejedora del Arcoíris by Linda Elovitz Marshall

Rainbow Weaver: Tejedora del Arcoíris, a 2017 Américas Book Award Commended Title, by Linda Elovitz Marshall and illustrated by Elisa Chavarri (Lee and Lowe, 2016),…  read more

Malaika's Costume by Nadia L. Hohn

Malaika’s Costume, a 2017 Américas Book Award Honorable Mention, by Nadia L. Hohn and illustrated by Irene Luxbacher (Simon and Schuster, 2016), is narrated in…  read more

Yum! ¡Mmmm! ¡Que rico! By Pat Mora

Yum! ¡Mmmm! ¡Que Rico!, a 2007-2008 Américas Book Award Winner, by Pat Mora and illustrated by Rafael López (New York: Lee & Low, 2007), features…  read more

Immigration, Latinos and 2016 Elections, CIPR Event Summary

On Friday, October 14, 2016, the Center of Inter-American Policy and Research (CIPR) hosted a panel to discuss immigration, Latinos, and the upcoming presidential elections.…  read more

Connecting New Orleans and Latin America

New Orleans is often referred to in colloquial conversation as the northernmost city in Latin America and the Caribbean, but what are the actual connections…  read more

Introduction to Brazil

These curricula examine the culture, language, geography, and foods of Brazil. They were created to encourage the introduction of these topics into classes about Latin…  read more

Teaching Cuba: Shifting Perspectives and the Global Landscape

Inspired by the Latin American Resource Center’s 2015, 2016 Summer Teacher Institutes, Cuban Culture and Society: K-12 Teacher Institute in Cuba, these curricula examine the…  read more

CEQ Working Paper No 26 (Spanish): El Impacto de los Impuestos y el Gasto Social en la Desigualdad y la Pobreza en El Salvador

El Impacto de los Impuestos y el Gasto Social en la Desigualdad y la Pobreza en El Salvador Working Paper No. 26 A working document…  read more

Regulators without Borders? Labor Inspectors in Latin America and Beyond

On April of 2015, Andrew Schrank, the Oliver Watson Professor of Sociology and International Studies at Brown University, gave a lecture titled Regulators without Borders:…  read more

Haitian Folktales

This lesson plan explores a Haitian folktale about water and sources of water based on the book Tezin: le poisson d’eau douce: Conte de la…  read more

Día de los Muertos Across the Americas

This set of lessons introduces Day of the Dead, or el Día de los muertos, as a Pan-American tradition. Through a Title VI U.S. Department…  read more

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The People and Environment of Central America: A Professional Development Institute for K-12 Educators

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Travel Scholarships Due March 1, 2019
Registration Due April 26, 2019

The Center for Latin American Studies at Vanderbilt University, in collaboration with the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute at the University of Georgia and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies are proud to announce a professional development opportunity for K-12 educators titled Central America: People and the Environment on June 24 through June 27, 2019.

This summer’s institute is the first in a four-year series that will explore Central America with a focus on people and the environment. The institute will highlight diverse topics of Central America and incorporate hands-on STEM activities. It will focus on indigenous people’s relationship with the environment, as well as broader environmental issues regarding health, infrastructure, and land and water rights. Summer 2019 will focus on climate change and impacts of deforestation, environmental politics and sustainability, and access to water and its relationship to health. The institute is ideal for educators of high school and community college, and pre-service students teaching History, World Geography, Science, and Environmental Science. This four-year series of institutes is sponsored by the Centers for Latin American Studies at Vanderbilt University, Tulane University, and the University of Georgia, and will be hosted at each institute over the course of the four years beginning at Vanderbilt University. Additional support is generously provided by Florida International University.

The registration fee covers breakfast, lunch, and on-campus parking for each day of the institute, as well as materials.The cost per participant is $50 if registration is submitted by April 26, 2019. The cost is $75 if the participant registers after April 26, 2019. There is free registration for pre-service (student) teachers.

Scholarships to cover travel to and from the institute are available through a competitive application. Applications are due March 1, with applicants being notified of their status on/by March 15.

For more information on travel scholarships, schedules, and lodging, visit the official event website.

Read Across the Americas Summer Program at the Children's Resource Center

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Join us every first and third Saturday at 10:30 am for a bilingual storytime for kids ages 2 – 10. The program is part of an initiative between Tulane University’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies and the New Orleans Public Library called the Pebbles Center.

DATES AND TIMES

Saturday, June 1
10:30 AM

Saturday, June 15
10:30 AM

Saturday, July 6
10:30 AM

Saturday, July 20
10:30 AM

Read Across the Americas Summer Program at the Algiers Regional Branch

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Join us every Wednesday at 10:30 am for a bilingual storytime for kids ages 2 – 10. The program is part of an initiative between Tulane University’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies and the New Orleans Public Library called the Pebbles Center. This summer we will explore the environment and diverse geography of Latin America. Bring your favorite jungle animal and be prepared to learn some Spanish as we embark on an adventure through the Americas. This program provides a reading list of recommended titles for all ages to explore Latin America on your own this summer. If you read all books, you will be eligible for a special award offered during Hispanic Heritage month at the annual Celebración Latina held at the Audubon Zoo.

DATES AND TIMES

Wednesday, June 5
10:30 AM

Wednesday, June 12
10:30 AM

Wednesday, June 19
10:30 AM

Wednesday, June 26
10:30 AM

Wednesday, July 3
10:30 AM

Wednesday, July 10
10:30 AM

Wednesday, July 17
10:30 AM

Wednesday, July 24
10:30 AM

Wednesday, July 31
10:30 AM

K-12 Educator S.T.E.A.M Workshop: Teaching Central America at the Zoo

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Tulane University’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies in collaboration with the Audubon Nature Institute will be hosting a K-12 educator workshop on Saturday, October 5, 2019. This workshop will focus on conservation efforts and environment of Central American rainforests. This workshop is a great way to learn how to bring real world science into your classroom. Activities will incorporate a variety of sciences and other subjects including: art, environmental science, cultural components, anthropology, computer science and technology. While it is geared for middle and high school teachers, this workshop is open to all educators formal and informal.

Additional details coming soon.