of Latin America, Europe & Canada
THE SHADOW OF THE COLD WAR: The
Caribbean and Central America in U.S. Foreign Policy. Choices Education
Project, Brown University, Box 1948, Providence, RI 02912.
Examines the economic and political forces that have framed U.S. involvement
in the Caribbean Basin since the 1800s. The unit incorporates ground-breaking
research on the Cuban missile crisis and calls on students to consider
U.S. policy choices in the region. Revised January 1993, 61 pages,
A FAMILY IN JAMAICA. London:
VCOAD. Twelve slides and booklet focusing on various family activities.
A JOURNEY TO UNDERSTANDING: A Six Session
Central American Study Guide. by the Unitarian Universalist Service
Committee, 1987. The main purpose of this resource is to help individuals
and groups become better informed about the issues on which the UUSC works
and then to take action on these issues.
BOLIVIA: Country and People.
by Maricke Clarke. Oxfam America, 115 Broadway Avenue, Boston, MA
02116. A packet of information about life and work in Bolivia.
Includes a teacher's guide, 2 pamphlets for students, 24 black and white
photographs, 20 color slides and a record. Grades 7-12.
CARIBBEAN CONNECTIONS, MOVING NORTH:
ed., Catherine A. Sunshine & Keith Q. Warner, Network of Educators
on the Americas, 1998. Explores Caribbean life in the United States.
Contains collected fiction, non-fiction, oral histories, interviews, poetry,
drama, songs, and teaching ideas. For Social Studies, English, and
CHILDREN ARE CHILDREN ARE CHILDREN.
by Ann Cole, et al. Boston: Little, Brown, and Co., 1978.
Lots of activities for teaching about Brazil, France, Iran, Japan, Nigeria,
and the U.S.S.R., foods, crafts, music, holiday, games, and many more.
CHILDREN OF LATIN AMERICA. UNICEF.
Includes 30 slides, slide commentary, teacher's guide, suggested teaching
activities and list of resources. Elementary. Secondary.
CONFLICT IN CENTRAL AMERICA: Where
Is Guatemala, and what is a Quetazal? A study guide by the Educators
Committee on Central America. This is a teacher & student guide to
the study of stereotyping, indinigeous people, Mayan heritage and Guatemala
today. Includes additional materials and resource list.
CREATIVE ACTIVITIES FOR TEACHING THE
WORLD ABOUT THE COUNTRIES AND REGIONS OF THE WORLD: Mexico.
Stevens and Shea Publisher's, Inc., 1990. Involving students
in the learning process, these 19 exercises introduce students to the history
and culture of Mexico. Reproducible activities incorporating art,
writing, decision making, and problem solving skills illumine Aztec and
Mayan civilizations; Cortes' arrival is represented in pictographs. Additionally,
detailed information on the Mexican American War and the personalities
who forged Mexico's independence is presented. The concluding activities
look at the issues confronting modern Mexico. Grades 5 and up.
CURITIBA: A City of the Future.
This Portrait of Curitiba, Brazil, shows how the city is meeting the challenge
of rapid urbanization. A new bus system cuts fuel use by 25 percent,
while old buses become classrooms and day care centers. Parks increased
five-fold, and a new recycling program involves young and old, rich and
poor. 12 minutes.
DEDOS DE LUNA ELEMENTARY LITERATURE
SERIES: Part II. SPICE, Stanford, California, 1992. This
bilingual unit, full of visual aids, introduces students to the role of
grandparents in Mexican society through the story of a boy and his grandfather
in Guerrero, Mexico. Accompanying the units is a copy of the book
La Vendedora de Nubes Y Otros Cuentos and a videotape of the story read
in Spanish, and supporting materials on mask traditions, festivals, and
the geography of southern Mexico. Recommended for grades K-3.
DIRECTORY OF CENTRAL AMERICA CLASSROOM
RESOURCES. K-12 by Mary A. Swenson and Sara J. McDonnell. Minneapolis;
Central America Resource Center, 1987. Contains curricula and study
units, classroom resources, audio video resources, books, directories,
organizations, and evaluation on Central America in general and specific
EXPLORING LATIN AMERICA. by Melvin
Schwartz, John R. O'Connor and Lois Athey. Globe Book Co. Inc., 1988. This
is a workbook which contains readings and worksheets on the lives and customs
and geography of Latin America.
GEOGRAPHY, CULTURE, HISTORY, POLITICS
OF LATIN AMERICA. By James Dingle and Jon Esler. Center for
Teaching International Relations, 1991. Stressing the importance
of the increasingly interdependent relationship between the United States
and Latin America, this resource provides activities designed to increase
students' knowledge of Latin American geography, culture, history, and
politics. To learn about Latin American culture, students create
a travel brochure about a Latin American country, including such information
as customs, language, and religion. To investigate Latin American
politics, students are assigned the roles of upper, middle, and lower class
citizens to see how social stratification and inequality affects the political
process. Grades 6-12
LATIN AMERICA GLOBAL STUDIES.
by Dr. Paul Goddin, Jr. The goal of this study is to help readers gain
a basic knowledge and understanding of other areas of the world.
LATIN AMERICA TODAY: An Atlas
of a Reproducible World. Eagle Inc. 1986. This is a resource that
contains maps, tables and graphs which gives data on the subject of Latin
LATIN AMERICA, PEOPLES, AND CULTURE
SERIES. by James I. Clark. McDougal, Littell and Co., 1982. This
text studies Latin American conquest, independence, life styles and 20th
century issues. The student guide includes key questions, people and concepts
to be grasped.
LATIN AMERICA. By James I. Clark.
McDougal, Littell and Company, 1989. Covers pre-Columbian history,
colonialism, Mexico, literature, four different ways of life, accounts
of four nations in the 20th century, and relations with the United States.
LATIN AMERICA: Geography, Culture,
History, and Politics. By James H. Dingle and Jon S. Esler.
CTIR Publications, updated 1992. What countries are included in Latin
America? Who settled there? This book helps students become
familiar with the cultural and geographical diversity in Latin America.
Divided into four sections -- geography, culture, history, and politics
-- activities include Mapping Latin America, Culture Content, Routes of
Dissension, and Political Predicaments. Comb-bound, with reproducible
student handouts. Grades 6-12.
LATIN AMERICA: History, Culture,
and Geography. The Regional Studies Series. by Lois Athey. New York;
Globe Book Company, 1987. A text with background, cultures, political and
economic systems of people in Latin America. Includes maps, charts, graphs,
diagrams and case inquiries. Secondary level.
LATIN AMERICA: Teacherís Manual.
By M.L. Clardy and K.E. Waldron. McDougal, Littell and Company, 1989.
This manual is to be used with LATIN AMERICA.
LATIN AMERICA: Curriculum Materials
for the Middle Grades. Edited by Virginia G. Gibbs. Center
for Latin America, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin,
1989. This curriculum has been designed to enrich the studies of
Latin America in the Middle Grades. This collection includes units
on: Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, Venezuela, Peru, Brazil
and Argentina, with a introductory and summary unit. Each unit contains
different activities designed to interest the student in the culture they
are studying. Concepts represented in the units are: agriculture,
education, women, art, food, family, urbanization, folklore, human rights,
language, race/ethnicity, etc. Each unit will provide stimulating
discussions as the students learn about Latin American cultures.
LATIN AMERICAN HISTORY: A Teaching
Atlas. by Cathryn Lombardi and John Lombardi. University of Wisconsin
Press, 1983. This includes physical environment, history from colonial
to modern times. In it is also materials on trade routes, governments,
populations, economics and the society.
MAPPING LATIN AMERICA: A Pre collegiate
Curriculum Unit. by the Latin America Project Stanford Program on
International and cross-cultural Education, Stanford University, 1987.
This curriculum unit was designed to act as an introduction to fundamental
geographical concepts and vocabulary, to teach students the basic physical
and political geography of Latin America, and to examine maps with a critical
eye towards both political and technical limitations.
MEETING OTHER CULTURES: Bolivia.
VHS Video Cassette, 1/2 inch format.
MEXICO IN COLOR: Activities and
Projects. by Claude Soleillant. New York: Sterling, 1977.
Craft ides from the traditions of Mexico are presented in full color with
step-by-step directions. Students can make costumes, food items,
and decorations, and learn Mexican dances and games. Grades 3-8.
MEXICO. Teacher Created Materials,
2001. Designed for primary grades, this book contains numerous reproducible
activities on Mexico: language, food, environment, pottery, holidays, people.
MEXICO: The Proud People.
Current Affairs Filmstrips, Wilton, CT, 1981. This filmstrip vividly portrays
the contrasts in lifestyles and the rich traditions of the folk culture
in Mexico. Intermediate.
RETHINKING COLUMBUS, THE NEXT 500 YEARS:
edited by Bill Bigelow and Bob Peterson. Rethinking Schools Ltd,
1998. This new and expanded version contains essays, short stories,
interviews, lesson plans, etc. that reevaluate the legacy of Columbus.
REVOLUTION AND INTERVENTION: U.S.
& Cuban Relations in the 20th Century. By Geoffrey Tegnel and
Thomas Ladenburg. Social Science Education Consortium, 1991.
Designed by two history teachers, this extensive teaching unit is an inÐdepth
focus on the U.S.Ð Cuban relations during the last century. Chapters
intended for students are reproducible, and detailed teacher lesson plans
are offered for each chapter. Simulation activities ask students
to assume the roles of people who shaped history they become Kennedy's
advisors during the Cuban Missile Crisis and to study the same event through
multiple perspectives they become Kruschev justifying the installation
of missiles in Cuba. Additional student activities include map exercises,
timeliness, class debates. Grades 10 and up.
TEACHING ABOUT NICARAGUA: Resource
Packet for Secondary Schools. Network of Educators' Committees on
Central America. These activities and lessons are geography, history, chronology,
current events, literature, lessons and discussion questions as well as
a resource list.
WOMEN IN LATIN AMERICA: From Pre-Columbian
Times To the 20th Century. (VOLS 1&2) by Marjorie Wall Bingham
and Susan Hill Gross; Glenhurst Publications, 1985. These resources explore
the conditions, roles, class systems, and slavery also including pre-Columbian,
European conquest, ordered societies and 19th century periods that affected
women and changed their roles. Contains a Teacherís guide.
EASTERN EUROPE: The Unfinished
Revolution. SPICE, Stanford, California, 1992. This unit
explores Eastern Europe in the early 1900's. Pollution, unemployment,
economic reconstruction, and nationalism are among the concerns treated.
Students examine four countries as case studies in academic and political
reconstructing. Activities, including cartoon analysis, interviews,
and role plays, use primary sources. Small group activities emphasize
multiple learning abilities. Recommended for grades 9-12.
HOLOCAUST YEARS: Society on Trial.
by Erika Hess Merems. New York: Bantam Books, 1978. This
teacher's guide, for use with the book of the same title, gives suggestions,
readings and discussion questions that deal with six major themes including
the important of studying the Holocaust and the application of that study
to today and the future.
MAPPING EUROPE. SPICE, Stanford,
California, 1992. Students learn about Europe's principal physical
features through five interactive lessons that include "map hunts," an
activity on European climates, an exercise on the latitude and longitude
of major European cities, and an introduction to the changing political
geography of Europe. Reproducible maps are provided. Grades
TEACHING ABOUT CONFLICT: Northern Ireland.
by Jacquelyn S. Johnson. CTIR*, 1978. Offers insightful content for
teaching about the current conflict in Northern Ireland. Though the unit
focuses mainly on Northern Ireland, many parts can be adapted for studying
other cultural groups. Grades 6-12.
CANADA: A House Divided?
Current Affairs Filmstrip, Ridgefield, Conn., 1980. The cultural
and linguistic differences between French Canadians and the English-speaking
majority have not been bridged by time. Mutual concessions have failed
to resolve fundamental differences, and Canada continues to be confronted
with divisiveness that has made a national consensus on key issues almost
impossible. Color Sound Filmstrip. Secondary.
CANADIAN STUDIES SYLLABUS AND RESOURCE
GUIDE FOR ELEMENTARY AND INTERMEDIATE LEVEL TEACHERS. A 218 page
classroom supplement containing activities, graphics, maps, charts, and
readings covering Canadian geography, history, politics, and economic life.
Materials are interdisciplinary in nature.
STUDY CANADA. by Robert L. Monahan,
et al. Center for Canadian and Canadian-American Studies, 1979.
Three curriculum resource books focusing on geography and Canada's role
in international economic affairs.
BASIC FACTS ABOUT THE UNITED NATIONS.
Foreword by Javier Perez de Cuellar. 1992. A thorough resource summarizing
the past and ongoing efforts of the UN and its affiliated agencies.
A concise outline of UN history explains why the organization was formed,
describes its structure (including the responsibilities of the specialized
agencies). and identifies its guiding principles. Appendix includes
data about member nations, addresses of UN centers around the world, and
a list of additional readings.
UNDERSTANDING THE UNITED NATIONS:
Model Teaching Units for Primary, Secondary, and Teacher Education.
United Nations Association of Minnesota. 1992. A valuable curriculum
guide encouraging students to identify world problems, recognize the need
for interdependence, and examine the UN's role as world problem-solver.
Suitable for a United Nations unit in a U.S. history or world area studies
course, the eight lesson plans include objectives, teaching procedures,
issues, and reproducible handouts. Instructions on how to establish a Model
UN program included. Loose-leaf format. Revised edition. Grades 7-12.