Full List of the LAII's K-12 Resources

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  • The list organizes the LAII's resources into the following categories:
    • Content Area
      • Social Studies (History, Geography, Economics, etc.)
      • English Language Arts (ELA)
      • Foreign Language (Spanish, Portuguese)
      • STEM (Science, Tech, Engineering, Math)
      • Art (Visual, Film, Dance, etc.)
      • English Language Learners (ELLs)
    • Region
      • Latinx/Latine Experience in the United States and Canada
      • Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean
      • South America
      • Iberia
    • Age Level (please note: these are suggestions; most of our resources can be taught to all grade levels with some adaptation and differentiation)
      • Primary
      • Secondary
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Content Area

Social Studies (History, Geography, Economics, etc.)

Afro-Latinidad – Bomba (Puerto Rico) - Grades 6-8 

Afro-Latinidad – Bomba (Puerto Rico) - Grades 3-5 

Afro-Latinidad – Bomba (Puerto Rico) - Grades 3-5 (Spanish) 

Afro-Latinidad – Santeria (Cuba) - Grades 11-12 

Afro-Latinidad – Carnaval (Brazil) - Grades 4-8 

Afro-Latinx Figures – Pedro Albizu Campos (Puerto Rico) - Grades 11-12 

Afro-Mexicanidad – Gaspar Yanga (Mexico) - Grades 3-4  

Afro-Mexicanidad – Gaspar Yanga (Mexico) - Grades 9-10 

Afro-Mexicanidad – Costa Chica (Mexico) - Grades 6-8 

Afro-Mexicanidad – Costa Chica (Mexico) - Grades 6-8 (Spanish) 

Afro-Mexicanidad – Son Jarocho (Mexico) - Grades 6-7   

Mexican Revolution – Film and Photographs 

Mexican Revolution – Scavenger Hunt  

Mexican Revolution – A Bas** Retelling of the Mexican Revolution  

Mexican Revolution – Convention at Aguascalientes  

Mexican Revolution – Literary Representations – Los de Abajo  

Mexican Revolution – Literary Representations – Cartucho  

Mexican Revolution – Literary Representations – Death  of an Assassin

Mexican Revolution – Primary Documents of the Revolution  

Mexican Revolution – Women of the Revolution: Soldaderas  

Mexican Revolution – Music of the Revolution: Corridos  

Mexican Revolutions – The Complete Guide 

Teaching About the Bracero Program – The Complete Guide  

In the Wake of Juarez –  Analysis of El Cholito 

In the Wake of Juarez – Analysis of Altar Parsioneros  

In the Wake of Juarez – Current Events, Historical Events and Artistic Representations  

In the Wake of Juarez – The Complete Guide  

Stitching Resistance – The Complete Guide  

Stitching Resistance – Discussing Arpilleras  

Stitching Resistance – The Arpillerista: Poem Analysis 

Stitching Resistance – Comparing Herstories  

Stitching Resistance – Creating an Arpillera  

Teaching the US-Mexico Border – The Border: Resources for Teaching 

Teaching the US-Mexico Border – Film Guide “Which Way Home” 

Exploration and Conquest in the Americas – The Complete Guide  

Exploration and Conquest in the Americas – Intro Activity: Anti-stereotype Curriculum 

Exploration and Conquest in the Americas – Intro Activity: Glad K-W-L Observation and Inquiry Chart 

Exploration and Conquest in the Americas – Intro Activity: Discovery Activity  

Exploration and Conquest in the Americas - Intro Activity: Discovery Vocabulary Instruction  

Exploration and Conquest in the Americas – Content Activity: Book Study of Morning Girl  

Exploration and Conquest in the Americas – Content Activity: Book Study of Encounter  

Exploration and Conquest in the Americas – Content Activity: World Map Poctorial Input Chart  

Exploration and Conquest in the Americas – Content Activity: Columbus and a Taino Person  

Exploration and Conquest in the Americas – Content Activity: Textbook Detectives  

Exploration and Conquest in the Americas – Content Activity: Accurate Account of the Columbus/Taíno Encounter  

Exploration and Conquest in the Americas – Content Activity: Imagining the Taínos  

Exploration and Conquest in the Americas – Content Activity: Columbus’ Diary a Primary Resource  

Exploration and Conquest in the Americas – Content Activity: Bartolomé de las Casas (trigger warning: graphic language)

Exploration and Conquest in the Americas – Content Activity: Cooperative Sentence Strip Paragraph on Columbus and the Taíno  

Exploration and Conquest in the Americas – Content Activity: Dialogue Poem  

Exploration and Conquest in the Americas – Content Activity: Point of View Journals of Columbus and the Taíno  

Exploration and Conquest in the Americas – Content Activity: Illustrate a Big Book: Christopher Columbus Narrative: Early Years in Portugal  

Exploration and Conquest in the Americas – Content Activity: David Alfaro Siquieros Collective Suicide  (trigger warning: discussion of suicide)

Exploration and Conquest in the Americas – Closure Activity: Debate, Should We Celebrate Columbus Day?  

Exploration and Conquest in the Americas – Closure Activity: Topic of Debate  (please note: incorrect link)

Exploration and Conquest in the Americas – Closure Activity: Big Book 

Exploration and Conquest in the Americas – Closure Activity: Trial  

Exploration and Conquest in the Americas – Middle and High School Activities 

Conquests of Spanish America – The Complete Guide  

Conquests of Spanish America – Robyn Darling-Greenley: The Hero/Villain: Taking a Closer Look at Historical Figures  

Conquests of Spanish America – Robyn Darling-Greenley: The Hero/Villain: Hero, Villain or Both?  

Conquests of Spanish America – Robyn Darling-Greenley: The Hero/Villain: Doña Marina/Malinche: Victim, Traitor, or Survivor? 

Conquests of Spanish America – Robyn Darling-Greenley: The Hero/Villain: Who was the Real Pocahontas? Unlearning the Disney Myth 

Conquests of Spanish America – Carol Franks: European Exploration – Juan de Oñate  

Conquests of Spanish America – Carol Franks: European Exploration – The Pueblo Revolt 

Conquests of Spanish America – Carol Franks: European Exploration – Po’pay  

Conquests of Spanish America – Ella-Kari Loftfield: Conquest: Conflict, Cooperation and Compromise – Mythbuster  

Conquests of Spanish America – Ella-Kari Loftfield: Conquest: Conflict, Cooperation and Compromise – People, Places, Patterns 

Conquests of Spanish America – Ella-Kari Loftfield: Conquest: Conflict, Cooperation and Compromise – Indigenous Pictorial History  

Conquests of Spanish America – Alexis W. López: The Camino Real from Mexico to New Mexico – Why Start in Mexico  

Conquests of Spanish America – Alexis W. López: The Camino Real from Mexico to New Mexico – The Meeting: Spaniards and Aztec/Mexica 

Conquests of Spanish America – Alexis W. López: The Camino Real from Mexico to New Mexico – Juan de Oñate and the Camino Real  

Conquests of Spanish America – Randy Martin: The Conquest of Early Latin America – Conquistadors and Historical Bias: The Colors of History  

Conquests of Spanish America – Randy Martin: The Conquest of Early Latin America – Biases in Primary and Secondary Sources: Christopher Columbus  

Conquests of Spanish America – Randy Martin: The Conquest of Early Latin America – Perspectives and Biases: Cultural “Heroes” and “Villains” Among the Early Conquistadores  

Conquests of Spanish America – Randy Martin: The Conquest of Early Latin America – Don Juan de Oñate and Monuments of Bias: Ethnological Love and Hate  

Conquests of Spanish America – Amy Reece: Controversial Conquistador: A Unit Plan on Juan de Oñate - The Controversy  

Conquests of Spanish America – Amy Reece: Controversial Conquistador: A Unit Plan on Juan de Oñate - The Documents  

Conquests of Spanish America – Amy Reece: Controversial Conquistador: A Unit Plan on Juan de Oñate - The Documentary  

For All Para Todos: Teaching Immigration & Activism in the K-12 Classroom - Educator Guide (English & Spanish) 

For All Para Todos: Teaching Immigration & Activism in the K-12 Classroom - Art and Community Activism Lesson Plan 

For All Para Todos: Teaching Immigration & Activism in the K-12 Classroom - Plan de lecciones - Arte y Activismo Comunitario 

For All Para Todos: Teaching Immigration & Activism in the K-12 Classroom - Secondary Resource Guide (Immigrant and Workers Rights + Activism) 

La Vocera - Curricular Unit

La Vocera - Activity Worksheets

Direjná/Abuela Grillo/Grandmother Cricket  and Water Rights - Lesson Plan

Making a Documentary - Lesson Plan

English Language Arts (ELA)

Afro-Latinidad – Bomba (Puerto Rico) - Grades 6-8 

Afro-Latinidad – Bomba (Puerto Rico) - Grades 3-5 

Afro-Latinidad – Santeria (Cuba) - Grades 11-12 

Afro-Latinidad – Carnaval (Brazil) - Grades 4-8 

Afro-Mexicanidad – Gaspar Yanga (Mexico) - Grades 3-4  

Afro-Mexicanidad – Gaspar Yanga (Mexico) - Grades 9-10 

Afro-Mexicanidad – Costa Chica (Mexico) - Grades 6-8 

Afro-Mexicanidad – Son Jarocho (Mexico) - Grades 6-7  

Hispanic Heritage Month – Grades 3-4  

Hispanic Heritage Month – Grades 7-8  

Hispanic Heritage Month – Grades 10-11 

Mexican Revolution – A Bas** Retelling of the Mexican Revolution  

Mexican Revolution – Convention at Aguascalientes  

Mexican Revolution – Literary Representations – Los de Abajo  

Mexican Revolution – Literary Representations – Cartucho  

Mexican Revolution – Literary Representations – Death  of an AssassinMexican Revolution – Primary Documents of the Revolution  

Mexican Revolution – Women of the Revolution: Soldaderas  

Mexican Revolution – Music of the Revolution: Corridos 

Dia de los muertos – Expository Writing: The Compare and Contrast Essay 

Dia de los muertos – Descpritive Writing: A Letter Home  

Dia de los muertos – Calaveras Literarias  

Dia de los muertos – Five senses poetry  

Dia de los muertos – Calaveras and Conjuring Words  

Dia de los muertos – Acrostic Poetry  

Dia de los muertos – What My Calavera Did at Night  

In the Wake of Juarez – Odes to Juarez: Place-Based Poetry with Benjamin Alire Saénz and Alice Leora Briggs 

Politics and Society - “House Taken Over” Short Story by Julio Cortazar - Grades 11-12  

Politics and Society - “Casa Tomada” Short Story por Julio Cortazar (Spanish) - Grades 11-12 

Politics and Society - “First Visit to the Finca” Chapter from I, Rigoberta Menchú - Grades 10-12 

Politics and Society - “Primer viaje a la finca” chapter from Me llamo Rigoberta Menchú (Spanish) - Grades 10-12 

Politics and Society - “One of these Days” Short Story by Gabriel Garcia Marquez - Grades 10-12 

Politics and Society - “Un dia de estos” por Gabriel Garcia Marquez – Grades 10-12  

Politics and Society – Radio Ambulante Podcast “El Juez” (Spanish)- Grades 11-12 

Politics and Society – Radio Ambulante Podcast “Fue el estado” (Spanish )- Grades 11-12   

Politics and Society – Radio Ambulante Podcast “Guerra en el Bio Bio” (Spanish)-Grades 11-12  

Politics and Society – Radio Ambulante “Boom/Colapso” (Spanish) -Grades 11-12  

Politics and Society – Film Guide “Granito” (Spanish & English) - Grades 10-12 

Stitching Resistance – The Arpillerista: Poem Analysis 

Stitching Resistance – Discussing Arpilleras 

Maskmaking, Art and Culture: The Story Behind the Mask  

Maskmaking, Art and Culture: Playwriting  

Maskmaking, Art and Culture: Country or Continent Studies 

Maskmaking, Art and Culture: Poetry and Fictional Writing 

Exploration and Conquest in the Americas – Content Activity: Book Study of Morning Girl  

Exploration and Conquest in the Americas – Content Activity: Book Study of Encounter 

Exploration and Conquest in the Americas – Content Activity: Dialogue Poem 

Exploration and Conquest in the Americas – Content Activity: Illustrate a Big Book: Christopher Columbus Narrative: Early Years in Portugal 

Educating Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students – The Complete Guide  

Educating Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students – Everybody is Unique: Teaching Respected in a Racially Diverse Classroom (Carey Rojas) - Grades K-3 

Educating Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students – Multiculutralism: Learning About Different Cultures (Amanda Gonzales) - Grades K-3 

Educating Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students – Celebrating Differences and Similarities: Exploring Identity (Michelle White) - Grades K-3 

For All Para Todos: Teaching Immigration & Activism in the K-12 Classroom - Educator Guide (English & Spanish) 

Incorporating Global and Latin American Sounds into the Classroom Educator Guide and Lesson Plan

La Vocera - Curricular Unit

La Vocera - Activity Worksheets

Direjná/Abuela Grillo/Grandmother Cricket  and Water Rights - Lesson Plan

Making a Documentary - Lesson Plan

Foreign Language (Spanish, Portuguese) Other languages coming soon!

Afro-Latinidad – Bomba (Puerto Rico) - Grades 3-5 (Spanish) 

Afro-Mexicanidad – Costa Chica (Mexico) - Grades 6-8 (Spanish) 

Hispanic Heritage Month – Grades 7-8 (Spanish) 

Politics and Society – Radio Ambulante Podcast “El Juez” (Spanish)- Grades 11-12 

Politics and Society – Radio Ambulante Podcast “Fue el estado” (Spanish )- Grades 11-12   

Politics and Society – Radio Ambulante Podcast “Guerra en el Bio Bio” (Spanish)-Grades 11-12  

Politics and Society – Radio Ambulante “Boom/Colapso” (Spanish) -Grades 11-12  

Politics and Society – Film Guide “Granito” (Spanish & English) - Grades 10-12 

Politics and Society - “Primer viaje a la finca” chapter from Me llamo Rigoberta Menchú (Spanish) - Grades 10-12 

Politics and Society - “Casa Tomada” Short Story por Julio Cortazar (Spanish) - Grades 11-12 

For All Para Todos: Teaching Immigration & Activism in the K-12 Classroom - Educator Guide (English & Spanish) 

For All Para Todos: Teaching Immigration & Activism in the K-12 Classroom - Plan de lecciones - Arte y Activismo Comunitario 

Direjná/Abuela Grillo/Grandmother Cricket  and Water Rights - Lesson Plan

STEM (Science, Tech, Engineering, Math) 

Afro-Latinx Figures – Sonia Guimarães (Brazil) 

Latinxs in STEM – Berta Caceres (Honduras)  

Latinxs in STEM – Lupe Hernandez 

Latinxs in STEM – Nicole Hernández Hammer 

Latinxs in STEM – Ellen Ochoa  

Latinxs in STEM – Mirna Roman (Costa Rica) 

Art (Visual, Film, Dance, etc.) 

Afro-Latinidad – Bomba (Puerto Rico) - Grades 6-8 

Afro-Latinidad – Bomba (Puerto Rico) - Grades 3-5 

Afro-Latinidad – Bomba (Puerto Rico) - Grades 3-5 (Spanish) 

Afro-Latinidad – Carnaval (Brazil) - Grades 4-8 

Afro-Latinx Figures – Buena Vista Social Club (Cuba) - Grades 11-12 

Afro-Mexicanidad – Son Jarocho (Mexico) - Grades 6-7 

Mexican Revolution – Film and Photographs 

Mexican Revolution – Music of the Revolution: Corridos 

Dia de los muertos – Calaveras  

Dia de los muertos – Articulated Calaveras  

Dia de los muertos – Geographical Representations of Día de los muertos 

Dia de los muertos – Sugar Skulls/Alfeñiques  

Dia de los muertos – Papel Picado I 

Dia de los muertos – Papel Picado II 

Dia de los muertos – Papel Picado III 

Frida Kahlo – The Complete Guide  

Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism

In the Wake of Juarez –  Analysis of El Cholito 

In the Wake of Juarez – Analysis of Altar Parsioneros  

In the Wake of Juarez – Current Events, Historical Events and Artistic Representations  

In the Wake of Juarez – The Complete Guide  

Politics and Society – Film Guide “Granito” (Spanish & English) - Grades 10-12 

Stitching Resistance – Creating an Arpillera 

Teaching the US-Mexico Border – Film Guide “Which Way Home” 

Maskmaking, Art and Culture: Paper Bag Masks  

Maskmaking, Art and Culture: Paper Plate Masks  

Maskmaking, Art and Culture: Shape Masks 

Maskmaking, Art and Culture: Symmetry Masks  

Maskmaking, Art and Culture: Collage Masks 

Maskmaking, Art and Culture: Headband Masks  

Maskmaking, Art and Culture: Papier Mache Masks  

Maskmaking, Art and Culture: La Pastorela Introduction 

Maskmaking, Art and Culture: La Pastorela and El Mascarero 

Maskmaking, Art and Culture: Mask Brainstorm 

Maskmaking, Art and Culture: The Story Behind the Mask  

Maskmaking, Art and Culture: Playwriting  

Maskmaking, Art and Culture: Country or Continent Studies 

Maskmaking, Art and Culture: Poetry and Fictional Writing 

Maskmaking, Art and Culture: Dia de los muertos 

Exploration and Conquest in the Americas – Content Activity: The Song “1492” Discussion and Analysis of Lyrics 

For All Para Todos: Teaching Immigration & Activism in the K-12 Classroom - Educator Guide (English & Spanish) 

For All Para Todos: Teaching Immigration & Activism in the K-12 Classroom - Art and Community Activism Lesson Plan 

For All Para Todos: Teaching Immigration & Activism in the K-12 Classroom - Plan de lecciones - Arte y Activismo Comunitario 

Incorporating Global and Latin American Sounds into the Classroom Educator Guide and Lesson Plan

La Vocera - Curricular Unit 

La Vocera - Activity Worksheets

Direjná/Abuela Grillo/Grandmother Cricket  and Water Rights - Lesson Plan

Making a Documentary - Lesson Plan

English Language Learners  (ELLs)

Dia de los muertos – Chants  

Dia de los muertos – Cooperative Sentence Strip Paragraph  

Dia de los muertos – Observation and Inquiry Chart  

Dia de los muertos – Pictorial Input Chart  

Dia de los muertos – Process Grid  

Dia de los muertos – Vocabulary Chart  

Dia de los muertos – The Big Book  

Exploration and Conquest in the Americas – Content Activity: Cooperative Sentence Strip Paragraph on Columbus and the Taíno 

For All Para Todos: Teaching Immigration & Activism in the K-12 Classroom - Educator Guide (English & Spanish) 

Direjná/Abuela Grillo/Grandmother Cricket  and Water Rights - Lesson Plan

Region

Latinx/Latine Experience in the United States and Canada 

Hispanic Heritage Month – Grades 3-4  

Hispanic Heritage Month – Grades 7-8  

Hispanic Heritage Month – Grades 7-8 (Spanish) 

Hispanic Heritage Month – Grades 10-11 

Teaching About the Bracero Program – The Complete Guide 

Teaching the US-Mexico Border – The Border: Resources for Teaching 

Teaching the US-Mexico Border – Film Guide “Which Way Home” 

For All Para Todos: Teaching Immigration & Activism in the K-12 Classroom - Educator Guide (English & Spanish) 

For All Para Todos: Teaching Immigration & Activism in the K-12 Classroom - Art and Community Activism Lesson Plan 

For All Para Todos: Teaching Immigration & Activism in the K-12 Classroom - Plan de lecciones - Arte y Activismo Comunitario 

For All Para Todos: Teaching Immigration & Activism in the K-12 Classroom - Secondary Resource Guide (Immigrant and Workers Rights + Activism) 

Incorporating Global and Latin American Sounds into the Classroom Educator Guide and Lesson Plan

Making a Documentary - Lesson Plan

Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean 

Afro-Latinidad – Bomba (Puerto Rico) - Grades 6-8 

Afro-Latinidad – Bomba (Puerto Rico) - Grades 3-5 

Afro-Latinidad – Bomba (Puerto Rico) - Grades 3-5 (Spanish) 

Afro-Latinidad – Santeria (Cuba) - Grades 11-12 

Afro-Latinx Figures – Buena Vista Social Club (Cuba) - Grades 11-12 

Afro-Latinx Figures – Pedro Albizu Campos (Puerto Rico) - Grades 11-12 

Afro-Mexicanidad – Gaspar Yanga (Mexico) - Grades 3-4  

Afro-Mexicanidad – Gaspar Yanga (Mexico) - Grades 9-10 

Afro-Mexicanidad – Costa Chica (Mexico) - Grades 6-8 

Afro-Mexicanidad – Costa Chica (Mexico) - Grades 6-8 (Spanish) 

Afro-Mexicanidad – Son Jarocho (Mexico) - Grades 6-7 

Frida Kahlo – The Complete Guide 

Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism

Mexican Revolution – Film and Photographs – Grades XX  

Mexican Revolution – Scavenger Hunt  

Mexican Revolution – A Bas** Retelling of the Mexican Revolution  

Mexican Revolution – Convention at Aguascalientes  

Mexican Revolution – Literary Representations – Los de Abajo  

Mexican Revolution – Literary Representations – Cartucho  

Mexican Revolution – Literary Representations – Death  of an AssassinMexican Revolution – Primary Documents of the Revolution  

Mexican Revolution – Women of the Revolution: Soldaderas  

Mexican Revolution – Music of the Revolution: Corridos 

Dia de los muertos – Expository Writing: The Compare and Contrast Essay 

Dia de los muertos – Descpritive Writing: A Letter Home  

Dia de los muertos – Calaveras Literarias  

Dia de los muertos – Five senses poetry  

Dia de los muertos – Calaveras and Conjuring Words  

Dia de los muertos – Acrostic Poetry  

Dia de los muertos – What My Calavera Did at Night 

Dia de los muertos – Calaveras  

Dia de los muertos – Articulated Calaveras  

Dia de los muertos – Geographical Representations of Día de los muertos 

Dia de los muertos – Sugar Skulls/Alfeñiques  

Dia de los muertos – Papel Picado I 

Dia de los muertos – Papel Picado II 

Dia de los muertos – Papel Picado III 

Teaching About the Bracero Program – The Complete Guide 

In the Wake of Juarez –  Analysis of El Cholito 

In the Wake of Juarez – Analysis of Altar Parsioneros  

In the Wake of Juarez – Current Events, Historical Events and Artistic Representations  

In the Wake of Juarez – Odes to Juarez: Place-Based Poetry with Benjamin Alire Saénz and Alice Leora Briggs 

In the Wake of Juarez – The Complete Guide 

Politics and Society – Film Guide “Granito” (Spanish & English) - Grades 10-12 

Politics and Society – Radio Ambulante Podcast “Fue el estado” (Spanish )- Grades 11-12   

Politics and Society – Radio Ambulante Podcast “El Juez” (Spanish)- Grades 11-12 

Politics and Society - “First Visit to the Finca” Chapter from I, Rigoberta Menchú - Grades 10-12 

Politics and Society - “Primer viaje a la finca” chapter from Me llamo Rigoberta Menchú (Spanish) - Grades 10-12 

Politics and Society - “House Taken Over” Short Story by Julio Cortazar - Grades 11-12  

Politics and Society - “Casa Tomada” Short Story por Julio Cortazar (Spanish) - Grades 11-12 

Teaching the US-Mexico Border – The Border: Resources for Teaching 

Teaching the US-Mexico Border – Film Guide “Which Way Home” 

Maskmaking, Art and Culture: Paper Bag Masks  

Maskmaking, Art and Culture: Paper Plate Masks  

Maskmaking, Art and Culture: Shape Masks 

Maskmaking, Art and Culture: Symmetry Masks  

Maskmaking, Art and Culture: Collage Masks 

Maskmaking, Art and Culture: Headband Masks  

Maskmaking, Art and Culture: Papier Mache Masks  

Maskmaking, Art and Culture: La Pastorela Introduction 

Maskmaking, Art and Culture: La Pastorela and El Mascarero 

Maskmaking, Art and Culture: Mask Brainstorm 

Maskmaking, Art and Culture: The Story Behind the Mask  

Maskmaking, Art and Culture: Playwriting  

Maskmaking, Art and Culture: Country or Continent Studies 

Maskmaking, Art and Culture: Poetry and Fictional Writing 

Maskmaking, Art and Culture: Dia de los muertos  

Exploration and Conquest in the Americas – The Complete Guide  

Exploration and Conquest in the Americas – Intro Activity: Anti-stereotype Curriculum 

Exploration and Conquest in the Americas – Intro Activity: Glad K-W-L Observation and Inquiry Chart 

Exploration and Conquest in the Americas – Intro Activity: Discovery Activity  

Exploration and Conquest in the Americas - Intro Activity: Discovery Vocabulary Instruction  

Exploration and Conquest in the Americas – Content Activity: Book Study of Morning Girl  

Exploration and Conquest in the Americas – Content Activity: Book Study of Encounter  

Exploration and Conquest in the Americas – Content Activity: World Map Poctorial Input Chart  

Exploration and Conquest in the Americas – Content Activity: Columbus and a Taino Person  

Exploration and Conquest in the Americas – Content Activity: Textbook Detectives  

Exploration and Conquest in the Americas – Content Activity: Accurate Account of the Columbus/Taíno Encounter  

Exploration and Conquest in the Americas – Content Activity: Imagining the Taínos  

Exploration and Conquest in the Americas – Content Activity: Columbus’ Diary a Primary Resource  

Exploration and Conquest in the Americas – Content Activity: Bartolomé de las Casas (trigger warning: graphic language)

Exploration and Conquest in the Americas – Content Activity: Cooperative Sentence Strip Paragraph on Columbus and the Taíno  

Exploration and Conquest in the Americas – Content Activity: Dialogue Poem  

Exploration and Conquest in the Americas – Content Activity: Point of View Journals of Columbus and the Taíno  

Exploration and Conquest in the Americas – Content Activity: Illustrate a Big Book: Christopher Columbus Narrative: Early Years in Portugal  

Exploration and Conquest in the Americas – Content Activity: David Alfaro Siquieros Collective Suicide (trigger warning: discussion of suicide)

Exploration and Conquest in the Americas – Closure Activity: Debate, Should We Celebrate Columbus Day?  

Exploration and Conquest in the Americas – Closure Activity: Topic of Debate  

Exploration and Conquest in the Americas – Closure Activity: Big Book 

Exploration and Conquest in the Americas – Closure Activity: Trial  

Exploration and Conquest in the Americas – Middle and High School Activities 

Incorporating Global and Latin American Sounds into the Classroom Educator Guide and Lesson Plan

La Vocera - Curricular Unit

La Vocera - Activity Worksheets

Direjná/Abuela Grillo/Grandmother Cricket  and Water Rights - Lesson Plan

Making a Documentary - Lesson Plan

South America 

Afro-Latinidad – Carnaval (Brazil) - Grades 4-8 

Afro-Latinx Figures – Sonia Guimarães (Brazil) - Grades 6-8 

Politics and Society – Radio Ambulante “Boom/Colapso” (Spanish) -Grades 11-12 

Politics and Society – Radio Ambulante Podcast “Guerra en el Bio Bio” (Spanish)-Grades 11-12 

Politics and Society - “One of these Days” Short Story by Gabriel Garcia Marquez - Grades 10-12 

Politics and Society - “Un dia de estos” por Gabriel Garcia Marquez – Grades 10-12 

Stitching Resistance – The Complete Guide  

Stitching Resistance – Discussing Arpilleras  

Stitching Resistance – The Arpillerista: Poem Analysis 

Stitching Resistance – Comparing Herstories  

Stitching Resistance – Creating an Arpillera 

Incorporating Global and Latin American Sounds into the Classroom Educator Guide and Lesson Plan

Making a Documentary - Lesson Plan

Iberia 

Incorporating Global and Latin American Sounds into the Classroom Educator Guide and Lesson Plan

Making a Documentary - Lesson Plan

Age Level

Primary

Afro-Latinidad – Bomba (Puerto Rico) - Grades 6-8 

Afro-Latinidad – Bomba (Puerto Rico) - Grades 3-5 

Afro-Latinidad – Bomba (Puerto Rico) - Grades 3-5 (Spanish) 

Afro-Mexicanidad – Gaspar Yanga (Mexico) - Grades 3-4  

Afro-Latinidad – Carnaval (Brazil) - Grades 4-8 

Afro-Mexicanidad – Costa Chica (Mexico) - Grades 6-8 

Afro-Mexicanidad – Costa Chica (Mexico) - Grades 6-8 (Spanish) 

Afro-Mexicanidad – Son Jarocho (Mexico) - Grades 6-7  

Mexican Revolutions – The Complete Guide 

Teaching About the Bracero Program – The Complete Guide  

Stitching Resistance – Creating an Arpillera  

Teaching the US-Mexico Border – The Border: Resources for Teaching 

Teaching the US-Mexico Border – Film Guide “Which Way Home” 

Exploration and Conquest in the Americas – The Complete Guide  

Exploration and Conquest in the Americas – Intro Activity: Anti-stereotype Curriculum 

Exploration and Conquest in the Americas – Intro Activity: Glad K-W-L Observation and Inquiry Chart 

Exploration and Conquest in the Americas – Intro Activity: Discovery Activity  

Exploration and Conquest in the Americas - Intro Activity: Discovery Vocabulary Instruction  

Exploration and Conquest in the Americas – Content Activity: Book Study of Morning Girl  

Exploration and Conquest in the Americas – Content Activity: Book Study of Encounter  

Exploration and Conquest in the Americas – Content Activity: World Map Poctorial Input Chart  

Exploration and Conquest in the Americas – Content Activity: Columbus and a Taino Person  

Exploration and Conquest in the Americas – Content Activity: Textbook Detectives  

Exploration and Conquest in the Americas – Content Activity: Accurate Account of the Columbus/Taíno Encounter  

Exploration and Conquest in the Americas – Content Activity: Imagining the Taínos  

Exploration and Conquest in the Americas – Content Activity: Columbus’ Diary a Primary Resource  

Exploration and Conquest in the Americas – Content Activity: Cooperative Sentence Strip Paragraph on Columbus and the Taíno  

Exploration and Conquest in the Americas – Content Activity: Dialogue Poem  

Exploration and Conquest in the Americas – Content Activity: Point of View Journals of Columbus and the Taíno  

Exploration and Conquest in the Americas – Content Activity: Illustrate a Big Book: Christopher Columbus Narrative: Early Years in Portugal  

Exploration and Conquest in the Americas – Closure Activity: Debate, Should We Celebrate Columbus Day?  

Exploration and Conquest in the Americas – Closure Activity: Topic of Debate  (please note: incorrect link)

Exploration and Conquest in the Americas – Closure Activity: Big Book 

Exploration and Conquest in the Americas – Closure Activity: Trial  

Conquests of Spanish America – The Complete Guide  

Conquests of Spanish America – Carol Franks: European Exploration – Po’pay  

Conquests of Spanish America – Ella-Kari Loftfield: Conquest: Conflict, Cooperation and Compromise – Mythbuster  

Conquests of Spanish America – Ella-Kari Loftfield: Conquest: Conflict, Cooperation and Compromise – Indigenous Pictorial History  

Conquests of Spanish America – Alexis W. López: The Camino Real from Mexico to New Mexico – Why Start in Mexico  

Conquests of Spanish America – Alexis W. López: The Camino Real from Mexico to New Mexico – The Meeting: Spaniards and Aztec/Mexica 

Conquests of Spanish America – Alexis W. López: The Camino Real from Mexico to New Mexico – Juan de Oñate and the Camino Real  

For All Para Todos: Teaching Immigration & Activism in the K-12 Classroom - Educator Guide (English & Spanish) 

For All Para Todos: Teaching Immigration & Activism in the K-12 Classroom - Art and Community Activism Lesson Plan 

For All Para Todos: Teaching Immigration & Activism in the K-12 Classroom - Plan de lecciones - Arte y Activismo Comunitario 

La Vocera - Curricular Unit and La Vocera - Activity Worksheets

Direjná/Abuela Grillo/Grandmother Cricket  and Water Rights - Lesson Plan

Hispanic Heritage Month – Grades 3-4  

Dia de los muertos – Expository Writing: The Compare and Contrast Essay 

Dia de los muertos – Descpritive Writing: A Letter Home  

Dia de los muertos – Calaveras Literarias  

Dia de los muertos – Five senses poetry  

Dia de los muertos – Calaveras and Conjuring Words  

Dia de los muertos – Acrostic Poetry  

Dia de los muertos – What My Calavera Did at Night  

Maskmaking, Art and Culture: The Story Behind the Mask  

Maskmaking, Art and Culture: Playwriting  

Maskmaking, Art and Culture: Country or Continent Studies 

Maskmaking, Art and Culture: Poetry and Fictional Writing 

Educating Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students – The Complete Guide  

Educating Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students – Everybody is Unique: Teaching Respected in a Racially Diverse Classroom (Carey Rojas) - Grades K-3 

Educating Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students – Multiculutralism: Learning About Different Cultures (Amanda Gonzales) - Grades K-3 

Educating Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students – Celebrating Differences and Similarities: Exploring Identity (Michelle White) - Grades K-3

Incorporating Global and Latin American Sounds into the Classroom Educator Guide and Lesson Plan 

Afro-Mexicanidad – Costa Chica (Mexico) - Grades 6-8 (Spanish) 

Afro-Latinx Figures – Sonia Guimarães (Brazil) 

Latinxs in STEM – Berta Caceres (Honduras)  

Latinxs in STEM – Lupe Hernandez 

Latinxs in STEM – Nicole Hernández Hammer 

Latinxs in STEM – Ellen Ochoa  

Latinxs in STEM – Mirna Roman (Costa Rica) 

Dia de los muertos – Calaveras  

Dia de los muertos – Articulated Calaveras  

Dia de los muertos – Geographical Representations of Día de los muertos 

Dia de los muertos – Sugar Skulls/Alfeñiques  

Dia de los muertos – Papel Picado I 

Dia de los muertos – Papel Picado II 

Dia de los muertos – Papel Picado III 

Frida Kahlo – The Complete Guide  

Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism

Maskmaking, Art and Culture: Paper Bag Masks  

Maskmaking, Art and Culture: Paper Plate Masks  

Maskmaking, Art and Culture: Shape Masks 

Maskmaking, Art and Culture: Symmetry Masks  

Maskmaking, Art and Culture: Collage Masks 

Maskmaking, Art and Culture: Headband Masks  

Maskmaking, Art and Culture: Papier Mache Masks  

Maskmaking, Art and Culture: La Pastorela Introduction 

Maskmaking, Art and Culture: La Pastorela and El Mascarero 

Maskmaking, Art and Culture: Mask Brainstorm 

Exploration and Conquest in the Americas – Content Activity: The Song “1492” Discussion and Analysis of Lyrics 

Dia de los muertos – Chants  

Dia de los muertos – Cooperative Sentence Strip Paragraph  

Dia de los muertos – Observation and Inquiry Chart  

Dia de los muertos – Pictorial Input Chart  

Dia de los muertos – Process Grid  

Dia de los muertos – Vocabulary Chart  

Dia de los muertos – The Big Book  

Secondary

 Afro-Latinidad – Bomba (Puerto Rico) - Grades 6-8 

Afro-Latinidad – Santeria (Cuba) - Grades 11-12

Afro-Latinx Figures – Pedro Albizu Campos (Puerto Rico) - Grades 11-12 

Afro-Latinidad – Carnaval (Brazil) - Grades 4-8 

Afro-Mexicanidad – Gaspar Yanga (Mexico) - Grades 9-10 

Afro-Mexicanidad – Costa Chica (Mexico) - Grades 6-8 

Afro-Mexicanidad – Costa Chica (Mexico) - Grades 6-8 (Spanish) 

Afro-Mexicanidad – Son Jarocho (Mexico) - Grades 6-7  

Mexican Revolution – Film and Photographs 

Mexican Revolution – Scavenger Hunt  

Mexican Revolution – A Bas** Retelling of the Mexican Revolution  

Mexican Revolution – Convention at Aguascalientes  

Mexican Revolution – Literary Representations – Los de Abajo  

Mexican Revolution – Literary Representations – Cartucho  

Mexican Revolution – Literary Representations – Death  of an Assassin

Mexican Revolution – Primary Documents of the Revolution  

Mexican Revolution – Women of the Revolution: Soldaderas  

Mexican Revolution – Music of the Revolution: Corridos  

Mexican Revolutions – The Complete Guide 

Teaching About the Bracero Program – The Complete Guide  

In the Wake of Juarez –  Analysis of El Cholito 

In the Wake of Juarez – Analysis of Altar Parsioneros  

In the Wake of Juarez – Current Events, Historical Events and Artistic Representations  

In the Wake of Juarez – The Complete Guide  

Stitching Resistance – The Complete Guide  

Stitching Resistance – Discussing Arpilleras  

Stitching Resistance – The Arpillerista: Poem Analysis 

Stitching Resistance – Comparing Herstories  

Stitching Resistance – Creating an Arpillera  

Teaching the US-Mexico Border – The Border: Resources for Teaching 

Teaching the US-Mexico Border – Film Guide “Which Way Home” 

Exploration and Conquest in the Americas – The Complete Guide  

Exploration and Conquest in the Americas – Intro Activity: Anti-stereotype Curriculum 

Exploration and Conquest in the Americas – Intro Activity: Glad K-W-L Observation and Inquiry Chart 

Exploration and Conquest in the Americas – Intro Activity: Discovery Activity  

Exploration and Conquest in the Americas – Content Activity: Textbook Detectives  

Exploration and Conquest in the Americas – Content Activity: Accurate Account of the Columbus/Taíno Encounter  

Exploration and Conquest in the Americas – Content Activity: Imagining the Taínos  

Exploration and Conquest in the Americas – Content Activity: Columbus’ Diary a Primary Resource  

Exploration and Conquest in the Americas – Content Activity: Bartolomé de las Casas (trigger warning: graphic language)

Exploration and Conquest in the Americas – Content Activity: Cooperative Sentence Strip Paragraph on Columbus and the Taíno  

Exploration and Conquest in the Americas – Content Activity: David Alfaro Siquieros Collective Suicide  (trigger warning: discussion of suicide)

Exploration and Conquest in the Americas – Closure Activity: Debate, Should We Celebrate Columbus Day?  

Exploration and Conquest in the Americas – Closure Activity: Topic of Debate  (please note: incorrect link)

Exploration and Conquest in the Americas – Closure Activity: Trial  

Exploration and Conquest in the Americas – Middle and High School Activities 

Conquests of Spanish America – The Complete Guide 

Conquests of Spanish America – Robyn Darling-Greenley: The Hero/Villain: Taking a Closer Look at Historical Figures  

Conquests of Spanish America – Robyn Darling-Greenley: The Hero/Villain: Hero, Villain or Both?  

Conquests of Spanish America – Robyn Darling-Greenley: The Hero/Villain: Doña Marina/Malinche: Victim, Traitor, or Survivor? 

Conquests of Spanish America – Robyn Darling-Greenley: The Hero/Villain: Who was the Real Pocahontas? Unlearning the Disney Myth 

Conquests of Spanish America – Carol Franks: European Exploration – Juan de Oñate  

Conquests of Spanish America – Carol Franks: European Exploration – The Pueblo Revolt 

 Conquests of Spanish America – Ella-Kari Loftfield: Conquest: Conflict, Cooperation and Compromise – People, Places, Patterns 

Conquests of Spanish America – Randy Martin: The Conquest of Early Latin America – Conquistadors and Historical Bias: The Colors of History  

Conquests of Spanish America – Randy Martin: The Conquest of Early Latin America – Biases in Primary and Secondary Sources: Christopher Columbus  

Conquests of Spanish America – Randy Martin: The Conquest of Early Latin America – Perspectives and Biases: Cultural “Heroes” and “Villains” Among the Early Conquistadores  

Conquests of Spanish America – Randy Martin: The Conquest of Early Latin America – Don Juan de Oñate and Monuments of Bias: Ethnological Love and Hate  

Conquests of Spanish America – Amy Reece: Controversial Conquistador: A Unit Plan on Juan de Oñate - The Controversy  

Conquests of Spanish America – Amy Reece: Controversial Conquistador: A Unit Plan on Juan de Oñate - The Documents  

Conquests of Spanish America – Amy Reece: Controversial Conquistador: A Unit Plan on Juan de Oñate - The Documentary  

For All Para Todos: Teaching Immigration & Activism in the K-12 Classroom - Educator Guide (English & Spanish) 

For All Para Todos: Teaching Immigration & Activism in the K-12 Classroom - Secondary Resource Guide (Immigrant and Workers Rights + Activism) 

La Vocera - Curricular Unit and La Vocera - Activity Worksheets

Making a Documentary - Lesson Plan

Hispanic Heritage Month – Grades 7-8  

Hispanic Heritage Month – Grades 10-11 

Dia de los muertos – Expository Writing: The Compare and Contrast Essay 

Dia de los muertos – Descpritive Writing: A Letter Home  

Dia de los muertos – Calaveras Literarias  

Dia de los muertos – Five senses poetry  

Dia de los muertos – Calaveras and Conjuring Words  

Dia de los muertos – Acrostic Poetry  

Dia de los muertos – What My Calavera Did at Night  

In the Wake of Juarez – Odes to Juarez: Place-Based Poetry with Benjamin Alire Saénz and Alice Leora Briggs 

Politics and Society - “House Taken Over” Short Story by Julio Cortazar - Grades 11-12  

Politics and Society - “Casa Tomada” Short Story por Julio Cortazar (Spanish) - Grades 11-12 

Politics and Society - “First Visit to the Finca” Chapter from I, Rigoberta Menchú - Grades 10-12 

Politics and Society - “Primer viaje a la finca” chapter from Me llamo Rigoberta Menchú (Spanish) - Grades 10-12 

Politics and Society - “One of these Days” Short Story by Gabriel Garcia Marquez - Grades 10-12 

Politics and Society - “Un dia de estos” por Gabriel Garcia Marquez – Grades 10-12  

Politics and Society – Radio Ambulante Podcast “El Juez” (Spanish)- Grades 11-12 

Politics and Society – Radio Ambulante Podcast “Fue el estado” (Spanish )- Grades 11-12   

Politics and Society – Radio Ambulante Podcast “Guerra en el Bio Bio” (Spanish)-Grades 11-12  

Politics and Society – Radio Ambulante “Boom/Colapso” (Spanish) -Grades 11-12  

Politics and Society – Film Guide “Granito” (Spanish & English) - Grades 10-12 

Maskmaking, Art and Culture: Playwriting  

Maskmaking, Art and Culture: Poetry and Fictional Writing 

Educating Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students – The Complete Guide  

Educating Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students – Everybody is Unique: Teaching Respected in a Racially Diverse Classroom (Carey Rojas) - Grades K-3 

Educating Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students – Multiculutralism: Learning About Different Cultures (Amanda Gonzales) - Grades K-3 

Educating Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students – Celebrating Differences and Similarities: Exploring Identity (Michelle White) - Grades K-3 

Incorporating Global and Latin American Sounds into the Classroom Educator Guide and Lesson Plan

Afro-Mexicanidad – Costa Chica (Mexico) - Grades 6-8 (Spanish) 

Afro-Latinx Figures – Sonia Guimarães (Brazil) 

Latinxs in STEM – Berta Caceres (Honduras)  

Latinxs in STEM – Lupe Hernandez 

Latinxs in STEM – Nicole Hernández Hammer 

Latinxs in STEM – Ellen Ochoa  

Latinxs in STEM – Mirna Roman (Costa Rica) 

Dia de los muertos – Calaveras  

Dia de los muertos – Articulated Calaveras  

Dia de los muertos – Geographical Representations of Día de los muertos 

Dia de los muertos – Sugar Skulls/Alfeñiques  

Dia de los muertos – Papel Picado I 

Dia de los muertos – Papel Picado II 

Dia de los muertos – Papel Picado III 

Frida Kahlo – The Complete Guide  

Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism

Maskmaking, Art and Culture: Paper Bag Masks  

Maskmaking, Art and Culture: Paper Plate Masks  

Maskmaking, Art and Culture: Shape Masks 

Maskmaking, Art and Culture: Symmetry Masks  

Maskmaking, Art and Culture: Collage Masks 

Maskmaking, Art and Culture: Headband Masks  

Maskmaking, Art and Culture: Papier Mache Masks  

Maskmaking, Art and Culture: La Pastorela Introduction 

Maskmaking, Art and Culture: La Pastorela and El Mascarero 

Maskmaking, Art and Culture: Mask Brainstorm 

Dia de los muertos – Chants  

Dia de los muertos – Cooperative Sentence Strip Paragraph  

Dia de los muertos – Observation and Inquiry Chart  

Dia de los muertos – Pictorial Input Chart  

Dia de los muertos – Process Grid  

Dia de los muertos – Vocabulary Chart  

Dia de los muertos – The Big Book