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2017 Latin America

From "Backyard" to Front-and-Center: Teaching Latin American Studies in the 21st Century

Program Description

Abridged Folklife Festival Schedule

Teacher-Participant Groups


The 2017 Summer Institute will be held June 25-30, 2017 on the WVU Campus in Morgantown, WV with an overnight trip to Washington, DC.

Suggested Resources and Readings

Washington sites that we will visit and their educators' resources:

1. National Museum of the American Indian

    National Museum of the American Indian Education Resources

2. Library of Congress

    Library of Congress Exploring the Americas

    Library of Congress Teaching Resources

3. Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum

    Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum Teaching Resources

4. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund

    Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund Teaching the Vietnam Era

5. Smithsonian Folklife Festival

    Smithsonian Folkways Resources


Presenter Resources:

1. Pablo García Loaeza

    A Letter by Simón Bolívar

    Spanish version of A Letter by Simón Bolivar

2. Michele McArdle Stephens

    Toward a New Drug History of Latin America: A Research Frontier at the Center of Debates

    The University of Texas at El Paso - Center for History Teaching & Learning

    ¡Viva la Revolución! – An Educator’s Guide to the Mexican Revolution

    Women with Golden Arms: Narco-Trafficking in North America, 1910-1970

3. Ángel Tuninetti

    Gobat - The Invention of Latin America

    Lipp - America Nomenclature

4. Matthew Wilson

    Timeline Manuscript

    BBC History


Online Resources:

1. Latin American Network – University of Texas

2. NativeWeb: on indigenous peoples around the world

3. Latin American History – Truman State University (MO)

4. Digital Library of the Caribbean

5. National Security Archive’s Latin America projects

6. Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative

7. Slave Voyages (Atlantic Slave Trade)

8. U.S.Intervention in Nicaragua (1910s-early 1930s)

9. Bracero History Archive The Bracero program brought Mexican guest workers for short periods of time to the US from 1942-1964.

10. Latin American Digital Beat (University of New Mexico)

11. University of Pittsburgh, Center for Latin American Studies

12. [Film] Which Way Home (2009) Because of the emotional intensity of some scenes, this might not be appropriate to show in class.

13. [Film] Storm that Swept Mexico (2011) PBS, on the Mexican Revolution

14. [Film] Under the Same Moon (2007)

15. [Film] Harvest of Empire—Untold Story of Latinos in America (2011) available on YouTube