Latino Resources

Educational Resources

This page serves as a link to resources about the unique cultures, diverse history, and contributions and of Latino's in Utah.

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Learning Resources

Artes de Mexico en Utah Latino History
Locally produced podcast that focuses on teaching the history of Mexico through the arts.
National Museum of the American Latino
The Smithsonian is building the National Museum of the American Latino to recognize the accomplishments, history, and culture of the Latino communities.
Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Utah K-16
A directory of films, lesson plans, books, webinars, and more for K-16 educators.
Teaching Central America
A collection of lesson plans, books, biographies, films, and resources for free use for classroom teachers.
Latine Art Teacher Resources: Smithsonian American Art Museum
A collection of teacher guides, videos, and other resources on Latine History through the Arts.
Latino Civil Rights Timeline
Covers the Latino civil rights movement from 1903 to 2006.
14th Colony
K-12 lesson plans built to discuss Californian missions, colonization, and their aftermath.
Latino Cultures in the US (Google)
Beautifully designed and well-researched videos, articles and more on Latino icons and heroes, arts and entertainment, history and traditions, and communities today.
Skipping Stones
Skipping Stones is a non-profit children's literary magazine that encourages cooperation, creativity and celebration of cultural and linguistic diversity.
National Hispanic Heritage Month
September 15 to October 15 is National Hispanic American Heritage Month join in paying tribute to the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our nation and society.
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Lesson Plans

LADAMA: Movement, Music, and Community in South America
Movement, Music, and Community in South America gives elementary school students the opportunity to explore the performing arts, culture, and ecology of Colombia, Venezuela, and Brazil.
Teaching Resources at Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP)
Lesson plans built around books recognized by the Américas Awards.
PBS Learning Labs: Latino Americans (3- 12)
Lesson plans covering Latino experience at large, as well as civil rights movement in California.
Presencia (9-12 introduction to Latino culture)
A nine slide lesson plan that introduces a general audience to Latino culture through foodways, music, arts, reflection and writing.
Latino Public Broadcasting Education Collection
A collection of lesson plans and media resources on significant figures and history.
Teaching Central America
K-12 lesson plans on Central America covering arts, ecology, literature, politics, and more.
The Kennedy Center
Lesson plans and media resources on everything from Venezuelan b-boys to to cultural holidays.
National Endowment of the Humanities: Latino Art
K-12 lesson plans on civil rights, history, and arts.
Born from Corn
The Soul of the Americas seeks to share the meaning & cultural importance of corn to the indigenous peoples of the Americas with our entire community.
14th Colony Lesson Plans
Organized by grade level, these lesson plans cover the missions and colonization of California.
Vanderbilt: Día de los Muertos Curriculuim Resources
Curriculum Resources for Día de los Muertos from Vaderbilt's Center of Latin American Studies.
University of New Mexico: Día de los Muertos Curriculuim Resources
In partnership with the National Hispanic Cultural Center, the LAII developed a curriculum guide to provide hands-on art activities and literacy exercises to bring Día de los Muertos to the classroom.
Américas Award Books about Day of the Dead
The books listed are those books which address issues of relevance to teaching about Day of the Dead from the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP).
An Educator’s Guide to Funny Bones: Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras
An Educators guide to the book Funny Bones: Posada and His Day of the Dead Calavera, written and illustrated by Duncan Tonatiuh and Produced by CLAS Vanderbilt.

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Webinar and Movies

Latinx History is Black History
In this webinar, TT Staff Writer Coshandra Dillard and Teaching and Learning Specialist Stef Bernal-Martinez will share stories and strategies for teaching Afro-Latinx history and doing it justice. Latinx History Is Black History will clarify the confusion between race and ethnicity, provide a historical primer on Afro- Latinx identities and review resources for teaching Elizabeth Acevedo’s poem “Afro- Latina,” which beautifully illustrates this intersectional identity.
Viva La Causa
Link to free video on Cesar Chavez, Dolores Huerta, and the farmworker rights movement. 
PBS Hispanic Heritage Month Series
Comprehensive collection of high-quality videos on Latino history. 

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Professional Development

Gateway to Learning Educator Workshops
Gateway to Learning Educator Workshops offer K-12 Utah teachers rigorous, affordable professional development opportunities and continuing education courses at the University of Utah.
The mission of Utah NAME is to promote and support education that is multicultural as a means of achieving full academic potential of every learner in Utah by: 1) sharing knowledge and resources; 2) fostering an appreciation for diversity; and 3) advocating for educational equity. Utah NAME hosts annual conferences.
Westside Leadership Institute
A 10-12 week course to continue your learning about community engagement, access resources, and enhance your leadership capacity.

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