Outreach

K-14 Teaching Resources

Teaching about Latin American and the Caribbean by Topic ~ Latin American and the Caribbean Teaching Resources ~ Curriculum Units and Lesson Plans ~ Latin American Holidays & Celebrations Calendar ~ Teachers Basic Latin American Languages Communication Booklet

CLACS SPEAKERS BUREAU

Latin American & Caribbean Studies Collection, University of Illinois ~ The Library of Congress, Spanish Reading Room

WORKSHOPS FOR TEACHERS

BILINGUAL RESOURCES


Teaching about Latin America and the Caribbean by Topic

Agriculture ~ Art / Architecture ~ Carnival ~ Culture and Traditions ~Day of the Dead / Dia de los Muertos ~ Economics ~ Food ~ Geography ~Hispanic Heritage ~ History ~ Immigration and Migration ~ Languages ~ Music ~ Politics ~ Religion ~ Sports ~ Urbanism

Agriculture

Art / Architecture

Carnival

Culture and Traditions

Day of the Dead / Dia de los Muertos

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Economics

Food.

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Geography

Hispanic Heritage

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History

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Latin American Immigration and Migration

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Languages

Q'ANJOB'AL

QUECHUA

Music

Politics

Religion

Sports

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Urbanism in Latin America and the Caribbean

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Latin American and Caribbean Resources

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Curriculum Units & Lesson Plans

BY GRADE / BY TOPIC

Kindergarten

3rd GRADE

5th GRADE

6-8 GRADE

9-12 GRADE

  • Culture in Art - The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo
    Explore how cultural aspects of our lives are depicted in society. Identify the cultural elements Frida Kahlo referenced in her work.

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BY TOPIC

Latin American Lesson Plans
Latin American Immigration & Migration

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Latin American Cities/ Urbanism

 

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LATIN AMERICAN HOLIDAYS & CELEBRATIONS CALENDAR

LA.calendar

 

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CLACS Speakers Bureau

Do your students want to know how Day of the Dead is celebrated in Latin America? Or how was the Inca Empire organized? Or perhaps what are CARICOM, NAFTA, ALCA or MERCOSUR and their impact in Latin America? These and many other questions are some of the possible topics of our Speakers Bureau program, funded by the U.S. Department of Education.

CLACS provides presentations for classroom and the community, by U of I faculty and graduate students to share their expertise on Latin America and the Caribbean. This service is free of charge. We serve Champaign, Vermillion, Douglas, Piatt, Ford and Iroquois counties.

You may contact us about our K-14 / community presentations on the topic you need or view a list of regions and possible topics below. To place a request, simply fill out a request form or contact clacs@illinois.edu.

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Travel Abroad for Teachers

GEEO - Travel Programs for Educators

We Help Teachers Explore the World!

"I will talk about these trips all year in my classes. For so many of my students, my description of my travels will be the only exposure they will have to other countries and other ways of life."- Social studies teacher Michael Baldwin, who's first time traveling abroad was with GEEO.

Education is at the heart of our society and teachers with greater global perspectives provide richer experiences for those they lead in the classroom. Founded in 2007, Global Exploration for Educators Organization (GEEO) is a 501c3 non-profit organization that has sent over 2000 teachers abroad on adventurous travel programs. GEEO's trips are 7 to 23 days in length and are designed and discounted to be interesting and affordable for teachers. The trips are open to all nationalities of K-12 and university educators, administrators, retired educators, as well as educators’ guests.

Please take a look around our website to find out more about us and our programs. For a compact list of all of our programs and their dates, please click here.

Throughout August we will be updating this website. Our 2018 programs will be announced on our website and listserv on September 1st

 

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International Education Resources

The Illinois International Review

Outreach Links and Listservs

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