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Original K-12 Curricular Resources for Your Classroom. If you encounter a problem accessing these resources, please email us at crcrts@tulane.edu or call us at 504.862.3143. 





  • Haitian Folktales – Curriculum Unit about Haitian folktale, Tezin: le poisson d’eau douce: Conte de la tradition haitenne
    Grades: K-4
    Subjects: ELA, French



  • Signs of Change - Curriculum on the Contemporary Maya, 2012
    Grades: 9 - 12
    Subject: Art, English, Spanish 


  • Through the Lens: Teaching Latin America through Film – In collaboration with Vanderbilt University and Millsaps College, the Stone Center for Latin American Studies welcomed 22 educators from across the United States to an intensive film institute exploring the diversity of Latin America through film. Hosted at Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi on June 5th through 10th, 2011. This resource consists of a recommended list of films to teach about Latin America for the K-12 classroom.


Teaching Cuba: Shifting Perspectives and the Global Landscape – A curriculum developed out of the 2015 and 2016 Summer Educator Institutes in Cuba, these lesson plans explore diverse topics of Cuban culture, society, history, and environment. Adaptable for all grade levels. Please see Race, Power, and Identity in Cuba: Past and Present Primary Source Activities for the curriculum developed by Primary Source from our 2017 teacher institute to Cuba. Check back soon for 2018 resources!

TEACH THE MAYA with these resources created by LARC!

Introducing the Ancient Maya to the Classroom – This curriculum packet, developed by archaeologist Diane Davies in 2010, provides an introduction to the study of the Ancient Maya and suggests several classroom activities as well as additional resources.

Maya Culture in the Classroom – These materials were assembled for the 2002 Tulane Maya Symposium Teacher Workshop and provide information about the Ancient Maya and a variety of activities to introduce the Maya into the K-12 classroom.


Ancient Civilizations – Spring 2020 K-12 workshop series on ancient civilizations provided K-12 educators the opportunity to explore ancient civilizations. Lesson plans were created by two local educators on behalf of the Latin American Resource Center and S.S. NOLA. The curriculum unit was created by Brittney Dayeh, and William Gillispie, both K-12 educators at Lusher Charter School in New Orleans, Louisiana as well as PhD candidate, Catherine Nuckols-Wilde developed for the elementary Social Studies and high school History classroom. Check out the website developed for the institute series.

Race, Power, and Identity in Cuba: Past and Present Primary Source Activities – In this activity-based curriculum, students utilize primary sources to explore how structural racism shaped experiences and identities of Afro-Cuban communities. This curriculum was inspired by Tulane University’s Summer 2017 Cuban Culture & Society K-12 Teacher Institute and created by the curriculum specialists at Primary Source. Adaptable for high school Spanish, Language Arts, Social Studies, Visual Arts, and Art History.

Beyond the Book – A curriculum guide to Mayeros: A Yucatec Maya Family.

Ada’s Violin by Susan Hood and illustrated by Sally Wern Comport – This curriculum uses Ada’s Violin, a 2017 Américas Award Winner, to introduce students to concepts of recycling, poverty, and solving problems. Created for a Grade 3 classroom.

Día de los Muertos Across the Americas – This curriculum packet, an ongoing project, introduces Dí­a de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, in different parts of the Americas. The packet includes background information on various Day of the Dead traditions, classroom activities, and external resources. A great resource which can be used for a variety of grade levels.

Connecting New Orleans and Latin America – This curriculum introduces the longstanding connections between New Orleans and Latin America. The curriculum focuses on historic connections and the importance of trade and immigration to such issues.

Jewish Latin America – This workshop explored the diversity of the Latin American experience by looking at the impact of Jewish immigrants on the social, economic, political and, especially, the intellectual and cultural life of Latin America. Hosted at Tulane University on January 14, 2012.

La tierra mágica: Una exploración cultural de la América – A resource guide on Latin American culture, designed to be used in classes of Spanish for U.S. students at the advanced high school or intermediate to advanced college level.

Land of Diversity – A comprehensive high school social studies course on Latin America consisting of 19 units highlighting the history, geography, and culture of the region.

Malaika’s Costume – A Grade 3 curriculum based on the 2017 Américas Award Honorable Mention book Malaika’s Costume written by Nadia L. Hohn and illustrated by Irene Luxbacher (Simon and Schuster, 2016).

Rainbow Weaver: Tejedora del Arcoíris – A Grade K-3 curricululm based on the 2017 Américas Award Commended Title Rainbow Weaver: Tejedora del Arcoíris written by Linda Elovitz Marshall and illustrated by Elisa Chavarri (Lee and Lowe, 2016).

Los tres grandes – A complete lecture and slide show featuring the works of the Mexican Muralists: Rivera, Siqueros, and Orozco.

Yum! ¡Mmmm! ¡Que Rico! – A Grade 2-3 curriculum based on the Américas Award winning book, Yum! ¡Mmmm! ¡Que Rico!, written by Pat Mora and illustrated by Rafael López (New York: Lee & Low, 2007).


Materials for this unit can be found in Box



Environmental Literacy Across the Curriculum-Costa RicaThis curriculum was developed by a group of high school educators with a Fulbright-Hays Group Project Abroad Grant. The curriculum packet will help instructors to integrate environmental literacy in their classrooms (1997).

Themes: Conservation, Environmental Education, Community Participation in Conservation, Eco-tourism

Region: Costa Rica

Grades: K-12

Film Suggestions: Costa Rica: Ecotourism and Economic Development 


Plátanos: Learning About BananasThis curriculum was developed by Letitia Charbonneau and Dianne Clipsham to be used with the film Banana Split winner of LARC’s Biennial Latin American Environmental Media Festival (2005).

Themes: Economic, geographic and social issues behind the banana trade

Region: Central America

Grades: K-12

Film: Banana Split 


Culture and Identity 

Race, Power, and Identity in Cuba: Past and Present Primary Source Activities- This curriculum was created by the curriculum specialists at Primary Source, a non-profit educational organization, it teaches students how to utilize primary sources to explore how structural racism shaped experiences and identities of Afro-Cuban communities. 

Themes: History, Social Studies, Art History

Region: Caribbean

Grades: K-12


Día de los Muertos Across the Americas- These lessons were created by the Latin American Resource Center with a Title VI U.S. Department of Education National Resource Center Grant. The lessons introduce Día de los Muertos around the Americas and provides opportunities for internationalizing the curriculum, introducing students to other cultures, and comparing different cultures.