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.

Learning ResourcesLesson PlansWebinar and MoviesProfessional Development

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.
Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead
Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a Mexican holiday celebrated on November 1st and 2nd. It is a time to remember and honor loved ones who have passed away. If you are looking for a way to teach your students about this holiday, check out these curriculum resources.
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Lesson Plans

Born from Corn
An engaging and comprehensive series of three lesson plans that delve into Maya cosmovision, not only in the past, but also as living cultures. Designed for students in grades K-2, 3rd, 6th, and 7-12.
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.
14th Colony Lesson Plans
Organized by grade level, these lesson plans cover the missions and colonization of California.

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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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