Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Lending Library

The Latin American Resource Center’s Lending Library maintains the most comprehensive lending collection of educational materials about Latin American topics available for classroom use. The library holds over 4,000 films, culture kits, curriculum units, games, and miscellaneous print items. New items are added on a regular basis thanks to the generous support of a U.S. Department of Education National Resource Center grant and the support of the University of Florida’s Center for Latin American Studies.

Start Requesting Items Now:

  • Review the appropriate Borrowing Policies
  • Search for items in the lending library catalog making sure to select the appropriate ‘media type’
  • Start adding items to your request list, “view” request list and submit the form as directed. You must agree to the borrowing policies in order to submit the form.
  • Once your request is submitted, you will see a message that says “Your request has been submitted.” Also, a copy of your request will be sent to your email address for your own records.

Please understand and respect our borrowing policies. We will only contact you if we do not have the item available. We will only be able to fill requests with proper advance notice (Standard Borrowing Policies = 3 weeks & Tulane/Loyola users = 1 week) as our items are rare and in high demand by all educators throughout the year. Please contact us if you have any questions 504-862-3143 or .

To search the Lending Library, enter any combination of keywords, media type, language

Call Number Abbreviations

The Latin American Resource Center uses a call number system developed specifically for this collection. Each call number includes a topic or subject, the country or origin of the material, an item number, the medium (video, slide, unit, kit, map, game, CD/cass, or book), and a copy number. Below are the call number abbreviations.

Subject/Topic

Country/Region/Language

A = Art History

AC = Art, Colonial

AFLA = African Influences in Latin America

AM = Art, Modern

AP = Art, Precolumbian Anthropology, Archaeology (general)

AZ = Aztec

C = Curriculum Packets

DEV = Economic Development

DF = Dance and Festivals

E = Education (general)

EB = Education, Bilingual

EC = Education, Cross-cultural

EI = Education, International

FA = Folk Arts

FD = Food and Drink

FF = Feature Film

GE = Geography and Environment

H = History (15-19th centuries)

HC = History & Politics, Contemporary

HISP = Hispanics in the United States

I = Introductory Materials

INC = Incas

IND = Contemporary Indigenous Peoples

LAN = Language

LC = Literature, Colonial

LG = Literature, General

LM = Literature, Modern

LN = Literature, 19th Century

LP = Literature, Precolumbian

M = Markets

MU = Music

MY = Maya

R = Religion

SI = Social Issues and Human Rights

AND = Andean region

ARG = Argentina

BAR = Barbados

BEL = Belize

BOL = Bolivia

BRA = Brazil

CA = Central America

CARIB = Caribbean

CHI = Chile

COL = Colombia

COS = Costa Rica

CUB = Cuba

DOM = Dominican Republic

ECU = Ecuador

ELS = El Salvador

GRE = Grenada

GUA = Guatemala

HAI = Haiti

HON = Honduras

JAM = Jamaica

LA = Latin America

MES = Mesoamerica

MEX = Mexico

NA = North America

NIC = Nicaragua

PAN = Panama

PAR = Paraguay

PER = Peru

POR = Portuguese

PUE = Puerto Rico

SA = South America

SPA = Spain, Spanish

TNT =Trinidad and Tobago

US = United States

VEN = Venezuela

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Finding Diverse Voices through the Américas Award

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This K-12 educator workshop will focus on the diversity of literature recognized as part of the Américas Book Award. The workshop will feature the work of Alma Flor Ada who will discuss the use of her books for teaching about Cuba, as well as presentations by the 2016 Américas Award winners.

A $25 registration fee includes dinner and a book.

Schedule Coming Soon!

The workshop is sponsored by the Consortium for Latin American Studies Programs and Teaching for Change. The award is coordinated by Vanderbilt University Center for Latin American Studies and Tulane University Stone Center for Latin American Studies. Generous support is also provided by Florida International University, Stanford University, University of Florida, University of New Mexico, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and the University of Utah.

Stay in touch with the Americas Award on facebook or join the conversation at #AmericasAward16.

Day of the Dead Teacher Workshop at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art

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In collaboration with the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, the Stone Center presents the annual K-12 teacher workshop exploring the cultural and artistic elements of Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. All participants will receive light refreshments, 2 free tickets to Ogden After Hours, teaching materials and CEUs. The workshop will focus on the Ogden Museum’s altar exhibition, celebrating the life of a New Orleans artist on view from Oct. 4 – Nov. 8.

Check out the event website for resources and other information about teaching Day of the Dead.

Celebración Latina 2016

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Join us for our annual family festival as we celebrate 12 years of the festival! Please join us at the zoo to explore and celebrate the rich diversity of Latin America. Celebración Latina at the Zoo’s Capital One Stage and Field will offer a true taste of the Latin American culture with live music, children’s activities and authentic Latin cuisine prepared and sold by local restaurants. Local artisans will sell hand made crafts, and local social service, health and education organizations will offer wellness, education and social service information.

Check out these pictures of past celebrations!

Celebración Latina is presented by the Audubon Zoo and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University. Contributing sponsors include Pan-American Life Insurance Group, Marathon Petroleum Co., and Jefferson Financial Credit Union.

Celebración Latina is free with Zoo admission. No outside food or beverages please!

For more information please visit the Audubon website.

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Exploring the 2016 US Elections

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The US’s November elections are especially critical. The world’s power structures are undergoing dramatic changes, and so the internal political process of this world leader has even greater global consequences.

Looking beyond just the US’s foreign policy is key to understanding its actions. Over the next few months, the teaching programs at several Costa Rican institutions will focus on the following:

  • An analysis of succession of power within institutional structures.
  • The role of political parties (polarization).
  • The influence of changing demographics.
  • The geographic expression of social change.
  • The effect of the democratic process in the formulation and implementation of the US’s foreign policy towards Latin American in particular.

The University of Costa Rica, through its School of Political Science, and the Centro de Investigación y Estudios Políticos (CIEP), has joined forces with the Tribunal Supremo de Elecciones y su Instituto de Formación y Estudios en Democracia (IFED), as well as with the University of Tulane, through its Center for Inter-American Policy and Research (CIPR), for a series of outreach activities during the second half of 2016. These activities will utilize the resources at these educational and research institutions to promote a better understanding of the electoral process in the US.

The results of this upcoming election will have repercussions for the world, particularly in Latin American and Costa Rica. A broader, deeper understanding of the current situation will be useful for both universities and public policy decision-makers.

Participating institutions are confident that a proper analysis of this political process will lead to improved understanding and cooperation between the two nations.

Schedule of Activities

August

  • Thursday, 8/18: Talk on the United States’ electoral system by Diego Brenes, IFED.

September
  • Thursday, 9/1: Discussion on demographics and electoral geography in the US with Constantino Urcuyo and Jesús Guzmán.
  • Thursday, 9/22: Talk on Politics and Elections: Celeste Lay, Phd. Tulane University.

October
  • Thursday, 10/13: Discussion on elections and external politics: Carlos Murillo, Phd. in government and public policy.
  • Thursday, 10/27: Talk by Jenny Lincoln Fullbright from the US Embassy.

November
  • Monday, 11/10: Round table. Analysis of election results with Constantino Urcuyo, Felipe Alpízar, Nuria Marín, and Fernando Zeledón as moderator.