ERIC Number: ED216943
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Latin American Culture Studies: Information and Materials for Teaching About Latin America. Revised Edition.
Glab, Edward, Jr., Ed.
This resource manual provides ideas, lesson plans, course outlines, arts and crafts projects, games, and other materials for teaching K-12 students about Latin America. A major objective is to help students understand and appreciate the diverse Latin American culture. There are six chapters in this volume. Chapter one discusses key ideas that can be used for developing and presenting the Latin American materials. Chapter two includes articles about the school curriculum and economics in Latin America, and slavery and race in Brazil. Chapter three contains lesson plans and course outlines. Lesson and course content focuses on modern Mexican painting, comparing Texas and Latin America, and the contrast and diversity within Latin America. Seventeen games and student activities are described in chapter four. Some example activities are: Mexico map exercises, acrostic poems, and a crossword puzzle on Latin American countries and capitals. Chapter five presents 20 arts and crafts projects such as Argentine leatherwork, corn husk dolls, and crayon etching. Chapter six provides an annotated bibliography. A list of publishers and contributers is included. (NE)
Descriptors: Concept Teaching, Course Descriptions, Cultural Awareness, Culture, Economics, Educational Games, Elementary Secondary Education, Family (Sociological Unit), Government (Administrative Body), Handicrafts, International Relations, Latin American Culture, Latin American History, Lesson Plans, Physical Environment, Politics, Social History, Sociocultural Patterns, Teacher Developed Materials
Institute of Latin American Studies, University of Texas, Sid Richardson Hall 1.318, Austin, TX 78712 ($9.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Inst. of Latin American Studies.