ERIC Number: ED449079
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Oct-31
Reference Count: N/A
A Curriculum Unit on Human Rights of the Mayas of Guatemala. Fulbright-Hays Summer Seminars Abroad Program, 2000 (Mexico and Guatemala).
Shilha, Marianne M.
This curriculum unit is intended for upper-level high school students. The unit aims for students to gain a basic understanding of the history of Mayan human rights in Guatemala and of the present situation in Guatemala. The unit uses a variety of media and teaching techniques. It lists 30 questions which are to be completed after reading the introductory chapter to "Unfinished Conquest: The Guatemalan Tragedy" by Victor Perera (the chapter is attached). The unit includes information about tourism, Guatemalan customs, and its arts and crafts. In another activity students view and discuss the 1983 film "El Norte." Other activities include translating from Spanish to English a children's picture book; viewing slides about daily life in Guatemala; listening to a tape of one of the 21 Maya languages; and reading and discussing two poems by Humberto Ak'abal, an indigenous Guatemalan poet. (Contains several vocabulary sections and cites seven sources.) (BT)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Center for International Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Guatemala