Institute of Latin
American Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill
The Outreach Office of the Institute
of Latin American Studies focuses on
strengthening relationships with NC schools, providing Latin American resources for classroom use and
aiding educators abilities to incorporate Latin American content in language, social studies,
communications and art instruction. This is accomplished through professional development workshops,
a lending library of Latin American materials, school visit programs, artists in schools programs and
traveling art exhibits.
This University of New Mexico site is an
internet-based news and educational service in English about Latin
America. The site features weekly electronic news bulletins about Mexico,
Central America and the Caribbean, and South America. It also houses a
searchable archive of over 24,000 articles dated from 1986. Subscription
Database of the Americas
This database provides reference materials,
primary documents, comparative studies, and statistical data on countries in the
UNC at Chapel Hill Resources for Teaching Latin America
UNC at Chapel Hill has many valuable resources for K-12 and community college educators who are adding a global dimension to their teaching. World View is happy to help connect you to these wonderful resources. Teresa Chapa, UNC Librarian for Latin America, Iberia and Latina/Latino Studies, has developed the above online list of resources.
Books for Kids
Multicultural Connections y Cosas Hispanicas® is a great bilingual collection of legends, myths, poetry, dictionaries, songs, prose, and materials for teachers and parents available for sale (all grade levels).
Amigos is a website of interest to ethnically diverse middle school and high school students, parents, teachers and interested adults. Amigos includes informational essays, resources for locating help,
sharing of personal stories, and intergenerational experiences.
Education World: Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month
This site contains a wonderful article on lesson planning for the National Hispanic Heritage month
15), and includes interesting information about the region. Best for K-12 educators.
Latin American Children Resources is a collection of reading sources, internet sites, television
web pages, comics, and much more from Latin America. This site is for younger children
to learn more about Latin children's culture. It is also useful to educators as it contains research articles on Latin American children and education.
Lesson Plan on Haiti
What are the effects of the earthquake in Haiti? What issues, problems and questions has the disaster caused and raised? How are students responding personally, and how can they help? In this lesson, students either participate in a personal response activity or engage in an in-depth teach-in project, researching topics related to the earthquake and presenting their findings to the community. They then develop proposals for a community service plan and choose one or more to implement.
Amazon Tales allows visitors to take a peek at the legendary Amazon River through the eyes of local indigenous peoples.
Warriors of the Amazon
PBS Nova presents an online introduction to the Warriors of the Amazon who inhabit the barely-accessible El Oriente region of Ecuador.
of the Andes
Cultures of the Andes contains various links that introduce readers to music, literature, and other aspects of
Andes Expedition: Searching for Inca Secrets
This site sumarizes the National Geographic Andes Expedition. The
site focuses on a "virtual autopsy" of the Mount Ampato ice maiden,
who was discovered accidentally in 1995 and made global headlines.
The Inca Trail and Machu Picchu
This website includes a virtual tour of the trail, with images and commentary.
The Science Museum of Minnesota presents this online Mayan adventure to highlight science activities and information related to ancient and modern Mayan culture. Best for in-class learning activities, especially at the elementary and middle school levels.
Peoples in Ecuador
This site introduces visitors to indigenous people of Ecuador through stories, pictures, and
This visually impressive site offers the history of, and current issues around, the Panama Canal. A useful site for educators and
upper level students.
Featuring the Smithsonian American Art Museum's collection of art by Latino artists, ˇdel Corazón! is an interactive, educational webzine for
teachers and students.
Virtual Diego Rivera Web Museum
Diego Rivera (1886-l957) was one of the most prominent Mexican painters of the 20th century. This site is well-designed and interactive, offering photos of
his murals, a biography, and online film clips.