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¡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

Paolo Spadoni on Cuba's Socialist Economy Today

On March 28, 2014, Paolo Spadoni, former post-doctoral fellow at CIPR (2008-09) and current assistant professor of political science at Georgia Regent University, discussed his…  read more

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Tulane Anthropology Colloquium Series to host Walter E. Little for talk on Maya clothing consumption

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The 2018-2019 Tulane Anthropology Student Association’s colloquium series An Exploration of Power Through Practice, will continue on Friday, November 30, 3:30 PM. Join us in welcoming Dr. Walter E. Little who will present his research in a talk titled Maya Clothing Consumption and the Problem of Handmade.

Dr. Little is a professor at the University of Albany. His research focuses on the socio-economic and political lives of Latin Americans, primarily indigenous peoples. My multi-sited ethnographic research in Guatemala and Mexico combines political economy and symbolic/interpretive perspectives in order to better understand the politics of identity, international aid and economic development, heritage and tourism in urban places, and handicrafts and marketplaces. In this talk, Dr. Little will explore the contradictory consumption practice of Guatemalan Mayas via ethnographic research in Kaqchikel and K’ichee’ speaking towns to address critiques of what constitutes ‘handmade’ clothing. The new production techniques and shifting economic conditions that challenge notions of what is handmade have resulted in debates that challenge gendered and cultural identity positions.

The colloquium is free and open to the public.

The Tulane Anthropology Student Association is the graduate student organization whose year-long representatives serve as liaisons between the anthropology faculty and student populations. TASA representatives also organize the colloquium series. Colloquia are held in the first floor of Dinwiddie Hall and provide a venue for upper level graduate students, faculty members and outside scholars to present and discuss their anthropologically-themed research. TASA representatives also attend Graduate School Student Association (GSSA) as well as Graduate and Professional School Association (GAPSA) meetings and participate in the decisions made by these overarching Tulane graduate student organizations.

La Hora del Cuento: Fall Bilingual Story Hour at the Pebbles Center

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This fall, join us for La hora del cuenta bilingual readings series at the Pebbles Centers of the New Orleans Public Libraries!

On the first and last Saturday of every month, we will read a bilingual book at the Algiers Regional Library and the Children’s Resource Center Library beginning on Saturday, August 25 until Saturday, December 29. Children and parents are welcome!

Story Hours Dates and Locations

Algiers Regional Branch
Saturday, September 1
10:30 AM

Saturday, October 6
10:30 AM

Saturday, November 3
10:30 AM

Saturday, December 1
10:30 AM

Children’s Resource Center Library
Saturday, August 25
10:30 AM

Saturday, September 22
10:30 AM

Saturday, October 27
10:30 AM

Saturday, November 24
10:30 AM

Saturday, December 29
10:30 AM

2019 Global Read Webinar Series: Diversity in Children's Literature for the classroom

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This spring, the World Area Book Awards (Américas Award, Africana Book Award, Middle East Book Award, South Asia Book Award, and the Freeman Book Award) will sponsor a free 60 minute webinar on a book recognized by one of the awards and facilitate a discussion with the author on how to incorporate the book into the classroom.

The 2019 Global Read Webinar Series will focus on the theme diversity in children’s literature. The webinar will be recorded and archived online and have accompanying curricula to correspond with the book.

Webinar Schedule

January
Middle East Book Award

February
Africana Book Award

March
Américas Book Award

April
Freeman Book Award

May
South Asia Book Award and picture books from all book awards

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

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The Stone Center for Latin American Studies and the Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute at Tulane University are proud to announce a 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 hear firsthand about the Cuban national literacy campaign from the teachers themselves.

More information coming soon!

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