ERIC Number: ED439062
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Latin America in a Contemporary Context. Grade Level: 9-12.
American Forum for Global Education, New York, NY.
Latin America's rapid change in recent years has prompted the American Forum for Global Education to take a closer look at this important and dynamic region. This booklet summarizes how Latin America should be viewed in today's global world and highlights strategies for teaching these ideas. The booklet consists of the following four sections. The first section, "Latin America at Century's End: From Grassroots to Globalization" (Christopher Mitchell), is an overview of the political and social realities of the South American continent. The second section, "Teaching Latin America's Past: Maya Culture, The Art of Storytelling" (John Beirhos, Ed.), offers stories and fables from the Mayan culture. The next section, "Teaching Latin America's Present Using Personal Narratives", presents personal narratives translated from Spanish and Portuguese. Both these sections provide lesson plans and student activities. The final section, "Teaching Latin America's Future", considers Mexico's future and presents values and opinions on how Mexico should proceed into the 21st century. For an assignment, students are asked to create a "Future" that reflects their own beliefs and opinions. (BT)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Developing Nations, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), High Schools, Latin Americans, Political Issues, Social Problems, Social Studies
The American Forum for Global Education, 120 Wall Street, Suite 2600, New York, NY 10005; web site: (http://www.globaled.org/curriculum/taf-area.html)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: American Forum for Global Education, New York, NY.
Identifiers - Location: Mexico; South America