Resources for Teachers

Content & Course Websites

Global Read Webinar Series 2023

Once a month, the World Area Book Awards will sponsor a 60-minute webinar on a book recognized by one of the awards.

All sessions are free and open to the public. All times listed refer to Eastern Standard Time (EST).

Latin America and the Caribbean and the COVID-19 pandemic
Economic and social effects 

This Special Report is the first in a series by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) on the evolution and impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Amazon Watch

Indigenous Voices: A Call to Keep the Oil in the Ground

Curriculum & Instruction

Tulane-Stone Center’s Latin American Resource Center

There are dozens of lessons and curriculum ideas housed on this rich resource center from Tulane University. Requires a registration to enter but might be worth it for the wide variety of materials created by teachers for teachers.

Teaching Central America

“More than seven million Central Americans reside in the United States today, yet the lack of resources in most schools on Central American heritage make the rich history and literature of the region invisible. Teaching for Change has launched a campaign to encourage and support teaching about Central America. We have collected lessons, book lists, biographies of noted historical figures, and readings for free use by classroom teachers.”

Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP)

“CLASP promotes all facets of Latin American studies nationwide by fostering global competency, language proficiency, and cultural awareness of Latin America and the Caribbean. To serve K-12 educators, we oversee initiatives such as the Américas Book Award; acknowledge the efforts of dedicated teachers through the K-12 Teaching Award; and facilitate finding quality resources by compiling information about quality teaching resources and opportunities produced by our network of 50+ member institutions.

All of the resources we list here are produced by CLASP or its member institutions and are available at no cost to K-12 educators.”

University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies Teaching Resources

“From a free-loan Media Collection for classroom use to children’s literature, from unique websites to teacher-created curriculum, the CLACS Teaching Resources pages have something to offer to teachers of all levels and all disciplines.

Explore ñapa, a new monthly feature that highlights resources and teaching tips to bring a little extra about Latin America and the Caribbean into the K-16 classroom.”

Films & Video Collections

Netflix Media Center

Netflix is providing access to some of its documentary films for educators via YouTube.

Llevate Mis Amores

All of Me (2014) Not Rated | 90 min | A documentary that tells the stories of the women who live in La Patrona, a Mexican village that is situated by the tracks of a train from Central America that brings many migrants North to the U.S.

LACIS YouTube Channel

Madison’s Latin American, Caribbean & Iberian Studies department has a rich collection of lectures that have been archived on our YouTube channel. Scroll through and enjoy content from authors, artists and scholars on a wide variety of subjects from our Lunchtime Lecture series.

Latin America and the Caribbean

Videos on gender, poverty reduction, economy and economic perspectives, and other key issues from the region’s development. Official YouTube channel of the World Bank in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Cuba’s Secret Side – a PBS Television Series

Have you ever dreamed of traveling to Cuba? Exploring the back streets of Old Havana or driving a classic American car along the seafront at sunset? Veteran National Geographic filmmaker Karin Muller explores a side of our human planet that few outsiders have ever seen.

Black in Latin America

Black in Latin America, a four-part series on the influence of African descent on Latin America, is the 11th and latest production from renowned Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr., writer, and presenter of the acclaimed PBS series African American Lives.

The True Story of Che Guevara

From his famous motorcycle trips to his historic role in the Cuban Revolution, Argentinean revolutionary Che Guevara is profiled in a documentary produced to explore the life of the man whose visage has become an iconic symbol of hard left politics.

A People’s History of the Mexican Revolution, La Revolución Mexicana

Somos Raza youth magazine offers this short but well-researched overview of the Mexican Revolution.

The Haitian Revolution “Egalite for All”

PBS’s 2009 documentary “Egalite for All: Toussaint Louverture and the Haitian Revolution”. Self-liberated slaves destroyed slavery at home, fought to preserve their freedom, and with the collaboration of mulattoes, founded the sovereign state of Haiti. It led to the greatest slave uprising since Spartacus’s unsuccessful revolt against the Roman Republic nearly 1,900 years prior.

Scholars Corner features videos of scholars from the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) discussing contemporary issues and research in their fields of expertise.

Bullfrog Films

“Over the last 46 years, Bullfrog Films has become the leading US publisher of independently-produced documentaries on environmental and related social justice issues that point the way to living healthily, happily, and with greater concern for the other inhabitants of this planet, and for our descendants.”