Download interdisciplinary, cross-regional and standard-specific units, lessons and instructional aids designed by teachers and scholars and tested by practicing precollegiate teachers affiliated with the National Resource Center network.
Students will be able to recognize differences and similarities between their own lives and the lives of other children living in a different country. Students will also be able to value the differences that may seem strange to them by allowing themselves to walk in the shoes of other children, and to think about similarities as well as differences.
Tropical forests are charismatic ecosystems, and are ideal for capturing the imagination of school-age students. The incredibly high levels of diversity, the myriad of interesting life-history strategies, and the charismatic fauna and flora found in tropical forests can act as a hook to catch the interest and imagination of students who otherwise have few opportunities to view the world of science
Restoring Women to World Studies introduces the notion of gender as a key social category and patriarchy as an important organizing structure in many societies and cultures. The unit then examines these concepts within case studies from the four regions. Each case study is meant to encourage students to address questions about gender roles in the different societies, either in a particular histori
A primary-source document based curriculum unit for grades 9-12
In Spring 2007 the Center for Latin American Studies at Georgetown University hosted a lecture series for social studies teachers in the DC area. The series focused on integrating topics from Latin America into the classroom and provided ideas, resources, and curriculum samples for instructors.
In this particular lecture, historian Erick Langer analyzed the controversial Mel Gibson film 'Apoca
As the cost of gas rises, fears regarding climate change swell, and the search for alternative sources of energy persists, many see ethanol as a potential solution. As such, its popularity is on the rise and the United States has begun to build alliances with other nations to explore the possibilities for ethanol’s exploitation. This lesson seeks to expose upper level high school students
This lecture is given by Luis Macas, Ecuadoran Indigenous Leader and Human Rights Activist.
Detailed timeline of these four important Latin American revolutions of the 20th Century.
Put together by: Professor Erick Langer - Georgetown University
Bibliography of the 20th-century Latin American Revolutions: Mexico, Bolivia, Cuba, and Nicaragua
Provides contemporary political and institutional information about the 35 countries of the Western Hemisphere.
This resource contains a series of videos, Powerpoint presentations and papers discussing the issue of criminal trafficking and slavery on a global level. All resources were produced from 2006 Joint Area Centers Symposium sponsored by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's <a href="http://www.cgs.uiuc.edu/index.html">Center for Global Studies</a> and <a href=&quo
A List of films from 2005-2006
A Curriculum Unit for grades 9-12
Anne Gaspers, Brenna McCoy
A unit on discovering North American Neighbors
Lessons on North American Indigenous Cultures
A Collaborative Identity Exploration Project for English Students
Jared Nieters, Sarah Taylor
Pamela Jordan, Melissa Taucher
Michael Cody, Kimberly Hall, Noreen Winkler
An Artful Look at Mexico and Canada
Unit on the War of 1812 and the Mexican American War
How the Inuit of Canada and the Zapotecs of Mexico Keep Their Native Traditions Alive
Getting to Know US Neighbors in Mexico and Canada
A unit that explores how learning about Mexico and Canada can make one a better neighbor
A unit on creating a timeline of selected cultures in North America until initial European contact
Reconstructing the Pre-Columbian World
4 Interdisciplinary teaching units
A Celebration of Mexican Independence Day
Exploring culture and geography through Latin American folktales
The Spanish conquest of Mexico and the role of La Llorona
History and Artistry of the Olmecs
Trading at the Mexican Marketplace
Exploring the Mayan numeral system
Ceremonies, celebrations, rituals, and musical instruments of the Aztec culture
How corn is grown and used for making tortillas