We offer a variety of resources to use in your classroom, including lesson plans, a comprehensive list of children’s and young adult books related to Latin America and the Caribbean, culture boxes which can borrowed for a hands-on approach to learning about Mexican cultures, and four Day of the Dead traveling exhibits for use in your school or community center.
Previous lesson plans cover: Afro-Brazilian culture, manatee conservation, sea turtles, and life and debt in Haiti.
Additional Curriculum Resources:
Caribbean Connections: Teaching the Caribbean Experience
- Teaching for Change has developed this 6-book series that brings the Caribbean experience to the classroom. Click here for more information on curriculum books related to Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, Moving North, and Caribbean History.
- This book from Rethinking Schools features more than 90 essays, poems, interviews, historical vignettes, and lesson plans to reevaluate the myth of Columbus and issues of indigenous rights. Rethinking Columbus is packed with useful teaching ideas for kindergarten through college. Click here for more information on the book and how to obtain it.
The Line Between Us: Teaching About the Border and Mexican Immigration
- A Rethinking Schools publication, this book explores the history of U.S-Mexican relations and the roots of Mexican immigration, all in the context of the global economy. Using role plays, stories, poetry, improvisations, simulations and video, veteran teacher Bill Bigelow demonstrates how to combine lively teaching with critical analysis. Click here for more information on the book and how to obtain it.