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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 four 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 four million Central Americans reside in the United States today, yet the lack of resources on Central American heritage in most …

Fifth Graders Explore Latino Immigration at the Anacostia Museum

When fifth grade Spanish literacy teacher Cesarina Pierre realized that her nearly two decades of teaching Caribbean students in New York City Public Schools would not fully translate to teaching Central American students in Washington D.C., she sought resources from Teaching for Change. Pierre asked Teaching for Change, a longtime partner at the school, to …

Why Are They Coming?: Uncovering Central American History

As children from Central America flee to the U.S. in record numbers, Teaching for Change continues to offer the only lessons and professional development available for teachers to learn about the history and culture of these refugees. Every workshop offered by Teaching for Change staff begins with the question, “How many Central Americans of note—from …