Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Latin American Resource Center

Educators, welcome to the Stone Center’s educational outreach program called the Latin American Resource Center (LARC). LARC promotes the study of all subject matter relating to Latin America at the K-12, community, and university levels. In order to ensure accurate, integrated content for your classroom, we provide services such as teacher training workshops and conferences, free lending library curricular materials, documentary and feature film series, slide and curriculum publications, faculty and graduate student speakers, and personalized consulting.

Upcoming LARC Events

FALL 2020



K-12 Educator Professional Development Series: Ancient Civilizations in collaboration with the Middle American Research Institute, AfterCLASS, and S.S.NOLA. This series highlights connections of indigenous communities across the Americas over time. Master teachers from the New Orleans area will develop a set of lesson plans based on the series which will be shared online this summer 2020.

See the resources developed below. Also make sure to check out other online activities on our Online Curricula page.

The Pebbles Collection Virtual Story Time/La hora del cuento virtual hosts weekly bilingual, virtual cuentacuentos or storytime in collaboration with the New Orleans Public Library. Check them out each Thursday afternoon on the NOPL YouTube channel:here or on the Pebbles Center Facebook Page. Each story time features a guest reader affiliated with the Stone Center for Latin American Studies. Explore Latin America online through these virtual, bilingual story times.

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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 or call 504.865.5164.