Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Latin American Resource Center

Fall 2017

Américas Award Ceremony & Teacher Workshop
Workshop is September 21, 2017
Ceremony is September 22, 2017

Celebración Latina 2017
October 15, 2017

Louisiana Council for the Social Studies Conference
October 23 – October 24, 2017

Spring 2018

Professional Development Opportunity: Latin American Resources for the K-12 Classroom
January 20, 2018
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
S.S. NOLA, in collaboration with the Latin American Resource Center, will be hosting a professional development opportunity for K-12 educators on Saturday, January 20, 2018, to examine the ways in which educators can utilize and share resources on Latin America in the classroom. This is a free workshop for K-12 educators and refreshments will be served. Visit the official event website for more information and to register.

Global Read Webinar Series: Diverse Social Justice Books for the High School Classroom
February 8, 2018
On Thursday, February 8, 2018, join us for a 60 minute webinar/chat focused on Margarita Engle‘€™s recent book Lion Island: Cuba‘€™s Warrior of Words. In this haunting yet hopeful novel in verse, award-winning author Margarita Engle tells the story of Antonio Chuffat, a young man of African, Chinese, and Cuban descent who became a champion of civil rights. The book is appropriate for students in grades 8-12. Link to webinar will be emailed to you once you register here.

Exploring Foods of the Columbian Exchange: K-12 Teacher Workshop
Southern Food and Beverage Museum
March 3, 2018
9:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Join us at the Southern Food and Beverage Museum for a fresh perspective on the Columbian Exchange. This workshop will engage educators with hands-on activities to provide a Louisiana perspective on the foods of this exchange. Learn from cultural historians and food experts about the impact the Columbian Exchange had on Louisiana. Participants will gain a unique experience of teaching about this topic through food with an engaging activity coordinated by faculty from Tulane University‘€™s Teacher Certification Program. The workshop is $10 and includes lunch, curricula, and a certificate of completion. Sponsored by Tulane University‘€™s Stone Center for Latin American Studies, and the Southern Food and Beverage Museum. Please register here.

2018 Maya Symposium K-16 Teacher Workshop
New Orleans Museum of Art
Friday, March 9
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
The Stone Center for Latin American Studies, in collaboration with the Middle American Research Institute, will present a teacher workshop in conjunction with the 15th Annual Tulane Maya Symposium on March 9, 2018. The K-16 Educator Workshop will focus on a basic introduction to the archaeology and culture of the Maya for the K-16 classroom. The central topic this year is Political Organization of the Maya, relevant to the warfare theme of the Symposium. The workshop includes a tour of NOMA‘€™s Art of the Americas exhibit. Registration for educators is now open.

Teaching Cuban Culture & Society: A Summer Educator Institute in Cuba
Havana, Cuba
June 23 – July 7, 2018
The program application for the 2018 Summer Educator Institute in Cuba is now available! The Stone Center for Latin American Studies, the Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute at Tulane University, and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee‘€™s Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies have organized the 2018 Summer Educator Institute in Cuba (June 23 – July 7, 2018). Join us in Cuba to experience first-hand the history, politics, language, and culture of Cuba. This institute provides the tools for educators to develop internationalizing curriculum that accurately and effectively brings Cuba into the classroom. The application deadline is March 2, 2018.

Teaching Brazil: Expanding Perspectives on Colonial History
K-12 Educator Summer Institute
Salvador, Rio de Janeiro & Sao Paulo, Brazil
DEADLINE TO APPLY AS CURRICULUM WRITER EXTENDED
July 7 – July 17, 2018
The centers for Latin American Studies at Tulane University, Vanderbilt University, with support from the University of Georgia will take K-16 educators in various disciplines to Brazil. The institute will approach Brazilian culture from a multidisciplinary perspective focused on colonialization. The trip will include a pre-departure orientation and two weeks of overseas travel. The institute will explore the cities of Salvador, Rio de Janeiro, and São Paulo to focus on their respective role in colonial history. The deadline to register as a Curriculum Writer is March 9, 2018, and the final deadline to register is March 15, 2018.

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Virtual Summer Teacher Institute: Central America People & Environment

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The 2020 summer teacher institute is the second in a four-year series that will explore Central America with a focus on people and environment. Hosted online by the University of Georgia (UGA), the 2020 Virtual Summer Institute will highlight diverse topics related to Central America and provide teacher participants with training in Instructional Conversations (IC) pedagogy, pioneered by faculty in UGA‘€™s College of Education. Teachers will work together in virtual breakout groups to develop shared, subject-specific IC lessons based on institute content and corresponding to grade appropriate educational standards. Teachers and organizers will also explore ways of integrating digital tools and technologies to facilitate and improve education via online formats.

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The institute is ideal for educators of high school and community college, and pre-service students teaching History, World Geography, Science, and Environmental Science. This four-year series of institutes is sponsored by the Centers for Latin American Studies at The University of Georgia, Vanderbilt University, and Tulane University. Register Now.

Questions? Contact Derek Bentley [dbent@uga.edu].

Global Read Webinar Series 2020

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Diverse Books for the K-12 Classroom
February – June 2020 – All webinars are 6 PM CST
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Once a month, the World Area Book Awards (Américas Award, Africana Book Award, Freeman Book Award, Middle East Book Award, and the South Asia Book Award) will sponsor a 60-minute webinar on a book recognized by one of the awards. Each webinar features a presentation by an award-winning author with discussion on how to incorporate multicultural literature into the classroom. Please read along with us this spring as we explore the world through these award-winning books. We encourage all readers to join in on the conversations each month and ask the author your own questions live.

Be sure to join the conversation with our webinar hashtag #2020ReadingAcrossCultures. Visit www.internationalizingsocialstudies.blog for more information and to register for free.

  • AFRICAFEBRUARY 26, 2020 Africana Book Award
    Grandpa Cacao, A Tale of Chocolate from Farm to Family by Elizabeth Zunon
  • MIDDLE EASTMARCH 18, 2020 Middle East Book Award
    Darius the Great is Not OKAY by Adib Khorram
  • SOUTH ASIAAPRIL 14, 2020 – South Asia Book Award
    The Secret Kingdom: Nek Chand, a Changing India, and a Hidden World of Art by Barb Rosenstock
  • LATIN AMERICAMAY 11, 2020 – Américas Award
    Auntie Luce‘€™s Talking Paintings by Francie Latour
  • ASIAJUNE 23, 2020 – Freeman Book Award
    Girl of the Southern Sea by Michelle Kadarusman

All sessions are free and open to the public. Register by visiting internationalizingsocialstudies.org. Sponsored by the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs, the South Asia National Outreach Consortium, the Middle East Outreach Council, the African Studies Outreach Council, and The National Consortium for Teaching about Asia.

Online Summer Book Group for K-12 Educators

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For pre-service, early career and veteran teachers who love reading and learning through literature who want to explore award-winning books for the middle and early high school classrooms. Join us as we read four books that explore stories of coming-of-age from multiple perspectives. Participants will receive a copy of each book and participate in an open discussion with other K-12 educators. We will launch the book group with The Other Half of Happy. The group will meet online and explore the real story behind this award-winning book with the author Rebecca Balrcárcel. Join us this summer as we discover new stories and books for your classroom.

Register here for $15 (includes all 4 books).

All online Zoom meetings are at 7:00 PM CST.

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Sponsored by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies and AfterCLASS at Tulane University. For more information, please email crcrts@tulane.edu.