Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Lending Library

Who May Use The Lending Library

The service is open to any educator at any public or private elementary school, middle school, high school, college or university in the United States. Lending materials to individual students or student organizations requires the sponsorship of a faculty member. Contact the LARC if you have any questions about your eligibility for this service.

Materials may only be used in individual classrooms. They may not be used in any public setting, even if no admission is charged. This includes campus film festivals or displays. You may be subject to prosecution for copyright violation if you use these materials in a public situation. Many publishers and distributors have become extremely protective of their copyrights, and the LARC cannot be held responsible for any legal repercussions.

For more information on copyright violations and acceptable uses of films, please consult the American University Center for Social Media. They provide information on Fair Use laws for the use of films and other resources in the classroom. For information particular to the K-12 teacher, see their guide to Fair Use in Media Literacy Education. For resources on teaching about Fair Use visit the CSM resources.

Five Basic Regulations

1) In order to request materials from the LARC, you must fill out the electronic request form and confirm that you agree to our terms and conditions by checking the box at the bottom of the form beside the sentence, “I confirm that I have read the borrowing policies (Standard, Tulane / Loyola). I agree to follow all regulations outlined within the borrowing policies.” Requests cannot be submitted and therefore will not be processed if a user does not agree to these conditions.

2) You must reserve materials at least three full weeks in advance of the day you plan to use them. Your request must be received in the LARC office at least 21 days before your planned show date. Be certain to fill out the form completely; any orders which do not contain all of the necessary information, including a specific date on which you plan to use the materials, will not be processed. If any item you request is not available, you will be informed in writing at least three days before your scheduled show date. Please note that we will inform you only if items are unavailable; our limited staff makes it impossible for us to contact you to confirm requests. We do encourage our users to contact us by email or telephone to confirm their requests if they wish.

3) All users are limited to a total of ten items per semester. We consider January 1 – June 15 as the spring semester, June 15 -­ August 15 as the summer semester, and August 15 – December 31 as the fall semester. Special consideration is given to schools on trimester or quarter schedules. The lending library operates on a limited basis during the summer and with modified policies, please see the Summer Borrowing section below.

4) All items must be returned by the due date which is listed on the slip accompanying the shipment. Any item not received in the LARC office within five days of its due date will be considered overdue. The borrower is responsible for allowing sufficient time for return shipment.

5) The borrower will be held responsible for lost, damaged, or materials not returned. For this reason, you must insure all U.S. Mail returns for at least $200.00 per item. Keep all insurance or UPS receipts for at least 90 days as proof of shipment.

Additional Information

It is always a good idea to make reservations as far in advance as possible. At the same time, please refrain from making changes in your planned schedule of show dates. While we can easily accommodate additions or cancellations, changes in the date may result in new scheduling conflicts.

These procedures are the result of a great deal of consideration and are intended to allow us to provide this service as efficiently as possible to a very large national clientele in spite of our very small staff. Please call or write us if you need any further information.

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Pre-Columbian Civilizations K-16 Educator Series

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Pre-Columbian Civilizations
K-16 Educator Workshop Series
Spring 2020

For educators of grade levels: 6-8, 9-12

Tulane University’s Middle American Research Institute (MARI), Stone Center for Latin American Studies (SCLAS), S.S. NOLA, and AfterCLASS will host a professional development workshop series open to all K-16 school professionals. These workshops will challenge educators to learn about the unexpected impact and connections of Pre-Columbian civilizations from Central America to the Gulf South. In particular, the workshops will foster a deeper comprehension of how to incorporate art, language and food across the disciplines. Participants will learn unique ways to incorporate the Tunica, Maya and Aztec cultures into the classroom in a variety of subjects. Registration for each workshop is $5 and includes light snacks, teaching resources, and a certificate of completion.

The workshop series will prepare teachers:

  • To utilize digital humanities resources in the classroom;
  • To design culturally appropriate primary and secondary research projects;
  • To teach about Pre-Columbian civilization, language, geography and foods;
  • To encourage student self-determination through meaningful and relevant cultural projects.

Saturday, January 25, 2020
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Tunica of the Lower Mississippi River Valley
Middle American Research Institute ‘€” Seminar Room
6823 St. Charles Avenue
This workshop will introduce participants with little or no prior knowledge to ancient Tunica history, art, and language, with special focus on the role of food and native foods of this region. Participants will explore the physical, cultural and linguistic characteristics of the region. Representatives of the Tunica community will introduce their language and culture and the work they do to preserve their language.

Friday, March 6, 2020
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Understanding Maya Fare: Beyond Tamales and Cacao
AfterCLASS – Taylor Education Center
612 Andrew Higgins Blvd. #4003
In collaboration with the Annual Tulane Maya Symposium, this workshop focuses on foods of the Maya. Participants will explore the foods of the Maya focusing on the role of food over time. Join us as we hear from chocolate specialists and our Kaqchikel language scholar will discuss the importance of corn. REGISTER HERE.

Thursday, May 2020
Aztec Mexican Art and Culture
Participants in this workshop will explore the art and culture of the Aztec community. Date TBD

Teaching Cuban Culture & Society: A K-12 Summer Educator Institute in Cuba

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APPLICATION DEADLINE: MARCH 15, 2020
Cost: $3580

Now, in its fifth year, the Stone Center for Latin American Studies and the Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute at Tulane University are proud to announce the return of our annual two-week summer educator institute exploring the geography, culture and history of Cuba. For an educator, Cuba is rich with lessons to bring into the classroom. This program highlights the important historical and cultural connections between the United States and Cuba. Participants will explore key sites and meet local experts and artists who will provide unique insight for educators who teach such subjects as U.S./Latin American Relations, World Geography, World History, and Spanish among others. Come and visit the site of the historic Bay of Pigs, explore Milton Hershey’s sugar plantation and the Cuban national literacy campaign.

Fill out the online APPLICATION here, due March 15, 2020.

Additional materials needed:
  • Two letters of recommendation (please make sure to have at least one recommendation letter from a colleague at your school) Please email your recommenders the PDF above. They submit via email the complete recommendation letter.
  • Copy of Passport
  • $200 program deposit

THE PROGRAM INCLUDES:

  • Lodging at Casa Vera (double occupancy)
  • At least 1 meal a day (at Casa Vera and on excursions)
  • Transportation to/from airport to residence (if you arrive on time)
  • Medical insurance: Each participant will be covered for the entire program length by a travel health insurance policy.
  • Group tours and excursions, with associated transportation

THE PROGRAM DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Airfare to/from the U.S.: approx. $300-$600
  • Visa: $50-$100 depending on airline
  • Checked luggage ($25) + Overweight baggage: This constitutes anything in excess of maximum allowed luggage weight (50lbs), both going and returning from Cuba.
  • Communication: Internet and long distance/international calls
  • Additional meals (1 a day, snacks)
  • Taxi/ground transportation: Participants are responsible for expenses incurred getting around town during free time.
  • Admission to museums, events, etc.: Participants will be responsible for these expenses unless they are part of itinerary.
  • All materials and personal expenditures
  • Loss/Theft Travel Insurance: Please note only travel medical insurance is included in program. If you would like additional coverage (including insurance for loss of baggage, emergency cash transfers, etc.), it is recommended that you purchase additional insurance.

APPLICATION

Please email crcrts@tulane.edu or call 504.865.5164 for additional details.