Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Latin American Resource Center

Summer 2010

The History, Tradition, and Economics of Carnival
June 30th, 2010 – July 2nd, 2010
Tulane University

The Latin American Resource Center presents a Summer Teacher Institute on Carnival. This institute will introduce participants to the tradition of carnival as celebrated throughout the Americas. Carnival is a festival traditionally held in Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox societies. The Brazilian Carnaval is one of the best-known celebrations today, but many cities and regions worldwide celebrate with large, popular, and days-long events. This institute will explore a few key celebrations throughout the Americas such as in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Barranquilla, Colombia; the Carnaval in Montevideo, Uruguay and finally the famous Mardi Gras celebration dated back to French and Spanish colonial times here in New Orleans, LA. Aspects of carnival discussed in this institute will highlight the history, the different traditions across countries as well as the economic impact of this celebration on the country. Teaching resources will be provided.

Annual Professional Development Competition for Gulf South K-12 teachers
Participating National Resource Centers
The national Latin American Studies Teacher Training Network is a collaborative effort of six Title VI national resource centers hoping to encourage the study of Latin America through our network of resource centers. The Stone Center for Latin American Studies will support the study of Latin America at any one of our six participating national resource centers. Click here for all participating National Resource Centers institute offerings this summer.

Spring 2010

¡Sí­ Cuba! Teachers Open House
Thursday, January 14, 2010
5:00 – 8:00 PM
Ogden Museum of Southern Art
The Stone Center for Latin American Studies and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art will host this open house for teachers at the opening of the Ogden Museum’s three exhibitions: “Fragment of Journeys by Jose Bedia,” “Mario Petrirena: Soul House,” and “Jorge Otero: Unrestored Miami.” The open house provides all teachers with an opportunity to learn about the citywide celebration/presentation of Cuban art and culture taking place in New Orleans from January – April 2010. ¡Sí­ Cuba!_ will feature a presentation on Cuba and its art with particular attention on the expatriate community. Resources will be provided to accompany the exhibits. This workshop gives all participants the opportunity to meet the artists as well as learn about art and culture of Cuba. Please stay and enjoy Ogden After Hours with musical guest, Pepe Coloma & Friends. For more information on ¡Sí­ Cuba!­ Cuba!_ please visit the website

Teaching the Maya
Friday, February 26, 2010
Tulane Uptown Campus
Greenleaf Conference Room
100 Jones Hall

Teacher workshop in association with the Seventh Annual Tulane Maya Symposium featuring an Introducing the Ancient Maya to the Classroom by Diane Davies, Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Anthropology and Rivers and Water in the Classic Maya World by Scott Johnson, Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Anthropology. These sessions will introduce participants with little or no prior knowledge to the ancient Maya. Aspects of the Maya civilization will be discussed with particular reference to rivers and the location of Maya cities. Topics will range from physiological and practical issues related to water, such as farming, to the role of water in the Maya’s view of the world and universe. Information and examples will be drawn from archaeological research, ethnographic accounts, art history interpretation, and Maya hieroglyphic writing.The workshop will address ways in which to involve the ancient Maya in the classroom, both at primary and secondary level. Teaching resources will also be provided. Teaching the Maya Curriculum Packet By PhD Candidates in Anthropology, Diane Davies and Scott Johnson.

Fall 2009

A Celebration of Day of the Dead
November 1, 2009

Traditional Day of the Dead altar by artist Cynthia Ramirez and photography exhibit of UNESCO World Heritage sites in Mexico will be on display. This exhibit and celebration is open to all teachers and classrooms as a way to introduce Day of the Dead in the K-12 classroom. To arrange a classroom visit of the exhibit, please contact the Louisiana State Museum. The exhibit will be on display until the end of November, 2009. The exhibit is located on the ground floor gallery, October 27 through November 7, 10 AM to 4:30 PM, closed Mondays.

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Final Push Fridays: Graduate Research & Writing Support

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Every Friday from 10am-12pm CDT, The Latin American Library and Stone Center are co-hosting a virtual work-along for Latin Americanist graduate students to support each other in their research and writing goals. The Zoom meeting has two break-out options: participants may choose to troubleshoot research and methodological questions with an LAL librarian and/or work towards their writing objectives alongside a community of their peers. We hope you will join us when you can!

Central America, People and the Environment Educator Institute 2021

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This summer educator institute is the third institute in a series being offered by Tulane University, The University of Georgia and Vanderbilt University. This series of institutes is designed to enhance the presence of Central America in the K-12 classroom. Each year, participants engage with presenters, resources and other K-12 colleagues to explore diverse topics in Central America with a focus on people and the environment.

While at Tulane, the institute will explore the historic connections between the United States and Central America focusing on indigenous communities and environment while highlighting topics of social justice and environmental conservation. Join us to explore Central America and teaching strategies to implement into the classroom.

Additional details and registration will be available in the late fall 2020. For more information, please email dwolteri@tulane.edu or call 504.865.5164.