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Indigenous Central America Educator Workshop Highlights and Resources

On November 9, 2022, Teaching Central America, a project of Teaching for Change, hosted an educator workshop focused on Indigenous Central America to provide teachers with strategies and resources for introducing the Indigenous history of Central America in their classroom. Participants explored the Quiche Maya ancestral story, including the Popol Vuh and the Maya origin …

Books for Latinx Heritage Month

Latinx Heritage Month is September 15 – October 15. Below find booklists to help educators address Latinx topics that are often left out of the textbook, such as the history and literature of Central America. Booklists for Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month   Latinx and Latin America   Afro-Latinx   Central America   Spanish / Bilingual       Book for Free Download …

Teach Central America Workshop Engages Teachers Nationally

On August 25, 2020, educators, librarians, caregivers, and school leaders across the country gathered virtually for the first national Teach Central America workshop. To prepare for the second annual Teach Central America Week (October 5-11), participants explored the initiative’s Introduction to Central America mixer lesson. This lesson is designed to introduce students to several brief …

Teaching Central America

More than four 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.

Educators Nationwide Teach about Central America October 7-13, 2019

More than seven million Central Americans reside in the United States and migration from the region is headline news. However, most schools teach very little about Central America, including the long history of U.S. involvement in the region and Central America’s rich history and literature. This makes it difficult for students to understand the mass …

Teaching Central America Workshops in D.C.

The majority of Latino students in DC schools have Central American heritage. However, their history and literature is largely absent from the curriculum. Thanks to support from the DCPS Language Acquisition Office, Teaching for Change offered free workshops on Central America during Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month. Faye Colon, coordinator of teacher engagement and professional development, visited classrooms at Ballou High …

Teaching Central America for Latinx Heritage Month — and All Year Long

For Latinx Heritage Month (September 15-October 15), we encourage educators to address topics that are often left out of the textbook. In particular, we encourage educators to explore and teach about Central America. More than seven million Central Americans reside in the United States today, yet the lack of resources on Central American heritage in …