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Latin American Resources
The Latin American Resource Center’s Lending Library maintains the most comprehensive lending collection of educational materials about Latin American topics available for classroom use.
The Latin American Resource Center promotes the study of all subject matter relating to Latin America at the K-12, community, and university levels.
The Latin American Library reflects the university's long-term commitment to Latin American studies. The library was established in 1924 to support the Middle American Research Institute.
CLACS supports K-16 educator professional development with one-day workshops and multiple-day summer institutes, designed by theme or subject area.
Includes a free-loan Media Collection for classroom, from unique websites to teacher-created curriculum. The CLACS Teaching Resources pages have something to offer to teachers of all levels and all disciplines.
A collection of syllabi for K-12 teachers interested in including Latin American studies in their coursework.
The Center for Latin American Studies at Vanderbilt seeks to expand awareness and knowledge of Latin America in K-16 settings.
Teacher Professional Development Workshops These workshops are designed for K-16 educators to expand knowledge on a variety of topics related to Latin America. For examples of past workshops and to see upcoming workshops, visit the teacher workshop webpage.
Lending Library CLAS maintains a comprehensive collection of books, lesson plans, multimedia materials and other resources to help teachers incorporate Latin American content into their classrooms. All materials are available to educators free of charge. To borrow books, films or multimedia materials, please visit our lending library webpage.
Culture Boxes CLAS has travelling “culture boxes” filled with cultural artifacts for a hands-on experience for students and teachers. These boxes are available for check-out and use in classrooms. To see photos and descriptions of the items in these boxes, click here.
Curriculum Resources CLAS offers downloadable lesson plans, multimedia materials and other resources to help teachers incorporate Latin American content into their classrooms. All materials are available to teachers free of charge. Lesson plans, curriculum units and PowerPoint presentations may be downloaded here.
Learn about Latin American Culture and Arts lessons are designed to introduce students to a variety of topics related to Latin America and the rich artistic and cultural traditions from this diverse region of the world. Interdisciplinary in nature, the lessons incorporate art and cultural traditions from Latin America with language learning, geography, current events, history, and more. Workshop templates are a resource for teachers seeking fun, short educational activities that encourage creativity, increase awareness about Latin America. View them all here.
Speakers Bureau Educators who would like to request an area specialist speaker from the CLAS Speakers Bureau to visit his/her classroom or special event may submit a Speakers Bureau Request Form.