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(Honduras) Stanford University

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because in this lesson plan on the African Diaspora in Latin America, students read about the historical migration of the Honduran Garinagu, trace the migratory patterns of the Garinagu with a map or globe, investigate and draw a map of their relatives’ immigration to the U.S., present the map to the class and share a cultural tradition rooted in their family background, discuss their personal experiences of moving and adaptation to a foreign environment. and interview local immigrants about their experiences adapting to life in the U.S. It is hoped that students will learn about the migratory practices and ethnic origins of the Honduran Garinagu, increase their cultural awareness and appreciation by investigating the immigration of their family members to the U.S., and enhance their empathy towards immigrants living in the U.S. by reflecting on students’ personal experiences and by interviewing local immigrants. Reviewed by Stace Rierson, 2/2002; updated by Tim Dove Sep 2003.

1492 Discovery Invasion Encounter: Sources and Interpretations.

Posted by: globaledadmin on Monday, February 8, 2010

Recommended because this book offers students a wide range of primary source documents, translated into English, dealing with encounter between European explorers and the indigenous people of the Americas. Reviewed by University of Kansas.

Citation: Lunenfield, Marvin, (Ed.) (1991). D.C Heath and Company/Houghton Mifflin. SUNY-Fredonia.

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A Brief History of the Caribbean: From Arawak to the Present

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Recommended because it focuses on the historical forces that have shaped the Caribbean. Reviewed by Stace Rierson, 3/8/02. NCSS webpage.

Citation: Rogozinski, J. (1994). New York: Meridian Books.

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Africans in America: Resource Bank (Texas)

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because it provides a brief description of the Haitian Revolution 1794-1804. This site has related links which include?? Toussaint L’Ouverture, Declaration of the Rights of Man, “Revenge Taken by the Black Army”, Tobias Lear to Madison, Douglas Egerton on the Haitian Revolution, Toussaint L’Ouverture, and Jefferson and Julius Scott on John Brown Russworm and the Haitian Revolution at the bottom of the page. Reviewed by Tim Dove, July 2002; updated by Tim Dove Sep 2003.

Americas Project: Democracy and Human Rights in the Americas (Texas)

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Recommended because it is a great overall reference site regarding human rights in the Americas. You might want to start with the “UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS” (scroll down the left side to the links for the Global Bill of Rights). These were adopted and Proclaimed by General Assembly Resolution 217 A (III), 10 December 1948 document with all 30 articles. Reviewed by Tim Dove, June 2002;updated by Tim Dove Sep 2003.

Benedita da Silva (1991)

Posted by: globaledadmin on Monday, February 8, 2010

Recommended because it is a profile of the first black woman ever to be elected city councillor and member of the Brazilian Parliament from the favelas (slums) of Rio de Janeiro. Born and raised in the favelas, Benedita worked for twenty-five years as a domestic servant before beginning her public life in 1982, when she won a post as city councillor and was elected a federal MP in 1986. She now devotes her efforts to fighting the racism and discrimination faced by Rio’s slum dwellers.

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Caribbean Amerindian Communities Online (Texas)

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because information about the Amerindian populations of the Caribbean is the focus of this site. It has both historical primary and secondary material as well as contemporary information. The map at the bottom of the page is available for easy access. The site shows where each group survives and gives you a link to large amounts of information about the indigenous communities. It is easily searchable and has depth of information both background and specific. Be aware of the fact that Teaching Resources Page leads you to a variety of information including lesson plans that focus on archeology and colonial history. The General Information Pages: Caribs and Arawaks leads you to specific information about each island or country. You can find out about the music of Amerindians in Suriname. Most links work so if by chance you find one that doesn?t?don?t give up on the others. Reviewed by Judy Van Tijn and Tim Dove July 2002;updated by Tim Dove Sep 2003.

Caribbean Connections: Overview of Regional History

Posted by: globaledadmin on Monday, February 8, 2010

Recommended because it provides a unit plan on the history, geography, and arts of the Caribbean. Recommended for grades 9-12.

Citation: Menkart, D., and Sunshine, C.A. (Eds.) (1991). Washington, DC: EPICA and NECA Publishers.

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Caribbean Islands: A Country Study

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because it provides information about the sugar boom and the need for slaves in the region. This site also gives a nice background to the other islands of the Caribbean.

Central and South America: A World in Focus.

Posted by: globaledadmin on Monday, February 8, 2010

Recommended because it offers activities and information that introduces the history, geography, and cultures of Central and South America. It is suggested that teachers use the literature and student activity supplements. Reviewed by Andre J. Patterson, 06/2002.

Citation: Blackbirch. (2000). Available from Social Studies School Service ($11.95) http://catalog.socialstudies.com.

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Chieftains of the Mexican Revolution (Nebraska)

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because this site contains a lot of text information about the leaders of the struggle for Mexican Independence. Pictures are provided of many of the leaders with jump links to text about them and their efforts. Some of the leadership featured includes: Ignacio Allenda, Vicente Guerro, Juan Bautista Las Casas, Miguel Hildalgo, Jose Morelos, Manuel Mier y Teran, Xavier Mina, and Antonio Santa Anna with links and extensive information on each. Reviewed by Tim Dove, July 2002; updated by Tim Dove Sep 2003.

Colouring Book of Flags: Central and South America (Kansas)

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Recommended because it is a great site for information and printouts of all the flags of Central and South America. Reviewed by Tim Dove Jan 2003; updated by Tim Dove, Sep 2003. Start by selecting the link of any country you will get background information about the creation of the national flag, and all other flags, emblems and crests which are important symbols for the country. Be aware of the fact that you can select a small, medium or large black and white master for printing and then coloring.

Columbus Didn’t Discover Us; Native People’s Perspectives on the Columbus Quincentennial (1992, 24 minutes)

Posted by: globaledadmin on Monday, February 8, 2010

Recommended because Turning Tide Productions in association with the Confederation of Indian Nations of Ecuador, National Organization of Indian People in Colombia, and South and Meso American Information Center provide a moving testimony of the impact of the Columbus legacy on the lives of indigenous peoples from across the hemisphere. Native people speak about the devastation of their cultures resulting from the “European invasion,” contemporary struggles over land and human rights, the importance of reviving spiritual traditions, and the need to alert the world to the environmental crises threatening the survival of the planet.

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Columbus on Trial (18 minutes)

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Recommended because it is a film by Lourdes Portillo. A provocative political satire, Columbus on Trial features Culture Clash and commemorates “500 Years of Resistance.” This dynamic video matches complex visual construction with verbal and physical comedy. A collage of images act as background to a constant stream of word play and gags that defeat all pontificators. At last people’s desire to laugh at history’s carnivalesque horrors has been granted free reign.

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Columbus: Beyond the Myth: Curriculum Educational Guide for the Study of the Encounter of Two Worlds (for Secondary and Junior College Levels).

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Recommended because this teacher’s guide provides extensive written-translated accounts and historical materials of the “encounter” (such as a letter written by Hernando Cortes). It also provides ready-made classroom activities designed to introduce and sensitize students to different “points of view” on the conquest.

Citation: Pancrazio, James (1992). Center of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, University of Illinois, Kansas

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Coming to Indiana (Indiana)

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because this lesson examines one of Indiana’s (or your state?s) greatest resources, its people, and helps students to understand that Indiana has been a destination for new residents throughout its history. One of the factors causing people to move to Indiana has been the availability of a variety of opportunities. In this lesson students will consider the importance of human migration in history as a way of spreading ideas, skills, and technologies, and will connect the migration experiences of people in Indiana’s past and present to their own lives. Start by clicking on the link which will download the file to your computer as a Word document. This is a lesson already developed for your use. Be aware of the fact that this lesson is particularly pertinent to states with an expanding Latino population. While this lesson focuses on Indiana, the content could easily be transferred to any other state.

Conquistadors On-Line Learning Adventure

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Recommended because it is an innovative and interactive supplement to the PBS ‘Conquistadors’ documentary and Michael Wood’s book Conquistadors. This online adventure links to information and resources on Cortes, Pizzarro, Orellana, and Cabeza de Vaca. The site also contains a teaching guide, a conquest timeline (requires Flash in order to view the pop-up display), and links to Michael Wood’s journal and adventures in Peru, Amazonia, Mexico, and North America. Reviewed by Andre J. Patterson, 06/2002; updated by Tim Dove Sep 2003.

Destination Barbados (1997)

Posted by: globaledadmin on Monday, February 8, 2010

Recommended because this video, which documents one of the oldest cultural festivals in the Western Hemisphere, celebrates the vitality of calypso music today on the island of Barbados. It features some of the island?s leading performers, discusses the origins of calypso music and its blending of Caribbean and African influences, traces the history of Barbados, and displays the colorful and spectacular costumes which transform individual celebrants into walking parade floats. Directed by Ola Balogun, in color, 29 minutes. LANIC.

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Earth Pulse

Posted by: globaledadmin on Monday, February 6, 2012

Recommended because this National Geographic site provides an immense amount of information regarding relationships of human population to world issues.  Especially useful for teaching geography (human, land, movement) and global issues.  Start with The Human Condition, then explore the menu bar on the left.  For primary students, click on the For Kids link.  Reviewed by Sara Adducchio 2012.

Electronic Outreach re Africa, Latin America and the Middle East

Posted by: globaledadmin on Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Many U.S. Title VI Centers for International and Area Studies are developing electronic databases for teachers. Scroll down this page to find several exciting new resources on Africa, Latin America and the Middle East. Updated by Sara Adducchio 2012.

Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture.

Posted by: globaledadmin on Monday, February 8, 2010

Recommended because it is a Slavic and Eastern Europe-volume encyclopedia that focuses on political, social, and economic history as well as material and popular culture of Latin America (Mexico, Central & South America, and the Caribbean) from the earliest/ancient civilizations to modern times. Reviewed by Andre J. Patterson 06/2002.

Citation: Tenenbaum, Barbara, et. al. (Eds.) (1996). Scribner’s Sons/Simon & Schuster/Prentice Hall.

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Environmental History of Latin America (Stanford)

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because it is a online bibliographic list of web, print, and video resources on the Latin American environmental history. The site links to and the editors of the site recommend the Forest History Society’s webpage which has a resource search function and annotated citations of resources (i.e., books, websites, videos, articles, etc.). Start by looking through the bibiliographies organized by nations. Be aware of the symposium papers from Chile are only available in Spanish. Reviewed by Andre J. Patterson, 06/2002; updated by Tim Dove, 09/2003.

Evita Peron Historical Research Foundation (Texas)

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Recommended because it is an official site by the family of Evita Peron. The goal of this site is the recovery, historical investigation, and diffusion of the life and works of Senora Maria Eva Duarte de Peron and of her relevant contemporaries. Photos, essays and biographical information on her life are available here. Reviewed by Tim Dove, June 2002; updated by Tim Dove Sep 2003.

Fact Monster World Geography (Texas)

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Recommended because it is an good world geography resource. It may be best to start with the Explorations & Explorers, Infoplease Atlas, Almanac Search, Dictionary Search, and Encyclopedia Search links. Do a search for Latin America to find specific geography links and resources. Reviewed by Andre J. Patterson, 06/2002;updated by Tim Dove 09/2003. Be aware of the fact this is a site for overview information.

Fall of the Aztec and Maya Empires (2002)

Posted by: globaledadmin on Monday, February 8, 2010

Recommended because it explores the rise and fall of ancient Mesoamerican cultures and civilizations (i.e., Aztecs, Maya, Olmecs, Zapotecs, and Toltecs). The video also traces Spanish conquest of the Aztecs and Mayans. Reviewed by Andre J. Patterson, 06/2002; updated by Tim Dove Sep 2003.

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FolkCuba.com (Texas)

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because FolkCuba explores Afro-Cuban art, religion and history. Included are pictures and text regarding Osha-Ifa books, altar objects and replicas, paintings, handcrafts, sculptures, drums and other ceremonial objects. Be aware of the fact it is a bilingual page, great for Spanish teachers. Be aware that the links are not well established, and that if you click “back,” you may be taken to a previously visited site not associated with FolkCuba. If this occurs, click “forward” and you will be taken back to the FolkCuba home page. Reviewed by Stace Rierson, 2/2002; updated by Tim Dove Sep 2003.

Guns on the River – the adventures of Teobert Maler. (Texas)

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Recommended because at the turn of the century, Teobert Maler, an Austrian-born photographer and adventurer,had produced a vast treasury of photographs depicting many previously unrecorded Maya sites in Mexico and Guatemala. Maler’s work provided an important stimulus to the development of Maya archaeology, and remains a unique source of material for epigraphic, iconographic, and architectural studies. Be aware of the fact that this site has three excerpts of his writings with photos of the journey. To read a background on the man, make sure to access the Biography link. My favorite reading was the “Jaguar in the Night” as it discusses why the Maya believe all their ruins are enchanted. Reviewed by Tim Dove July, 2002;updated by Tim Dove Sep 2003.

H-net (Texas)

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Recommended because H-LatAm is an international forum for the scholarly discussion of Latin American History. It is a member of the H-Net Humanities & Social Sciences Online initiative and affiliated with the Conference On Latin American History (CLAH). H-LatAm encourages scholars to discuss current research, teaching interests, and new approaches, methods, and tools of historiography. Of special interest are methods of teaching history to graduate and undergraduate students in diverse settings. H-LatAm publishes syllabi, outlines, handouts, bibliographies, listings of new sources, library catalogs and archives, and computer related information where relevant. The site also announces conferences, calls for papers, fellowships, and employment opportunities. H-LatAm also commissions and publishes book reviews of works relevant to the field as a part of the H-Net Book Review Project. Reviewed by Stace Rierson, 2/2002; updated by Tim Dove Sep 2003.

Haitian Revolution

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Recommended because ir offers a brief overview about what caused the Haitian Revolution and find out what was the aftereffect.

Hyperhistory Online (New Mexico)

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Recommended because this site is a quick overview of events from the Americas and later in the timeline (1500-2003), Latin America in relation to other parts of the world. Start by selecting the History (or any other organizer) from the left menu. Then watch for the options of time periods that appear on the right side. Select one aand a basic time line appears. Be aware of the fact that the areas are listed alphabetical from top to bottom so the regions of the Americas are on top for easy reference. Reviewed by Tim Dove Jan 2003; updated by Tim Dove, Sep 2003.

Imperialism.

Posted by: globaledadmin on Monday, February 8, 2010

Recommended because this 44-minute video explores the divisions between industrialized nations (former imperialist nations) and underdeveloped nations (former colonies). The video documents in three parts: (1) the history of Spanish rule in Latin America; (2) chronicles the involvement of the British in India; (3) describes the motives behind the colonization of Africa, focusing on the origins of apartheid. The video comes with a supplemental guide. Reviewed by Andre J. Patterson, 06/2002; updated by Tim Dove Sep 2003.

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In Search of History: Lost City of the Incas (2000)

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Recommended because it explores the legend of Machu Pichhu, the ancient city of the Incas which is high in the Andes Mountains. The video also explores the process of uncovering the historical and anthropological/archaeological secrets of Machu Picchu. Reviewed by Andre J. Patterson, 06/2002; updated by Tim Dove Sep 2003.

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Internet Modern History Sourcebook

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because it links to primary sources and websites. Start by the links on Colonial Latin America and 19th Century Latin American History. Reviewed by Andre J. Patterson, 06/2002; updated by Tim Dove Sep 2003.

Internet Modern History Sourcebook: 19th Century Latin America (Fordham)

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Recommended because it links to primary sources and websites on 19th Century Latin American History. Reviewed by Andre J. Patterson, 06/2002;updated by Tim Dove Sep 2003.

Introducing Latin America Part One: The Land (1994)

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Recommended because this 28 minute film presents a broad introductory overview of the geographical features of Latin America. It is a part of the “Introducing Latin American Series” and begins in the north at the Rio Grande and working southward, covers the mountains, volcanoes, lakes, rivers, valleys, deserts and plains of the various regions. Also it briefly discusses how agricultural practices are influenced by the geophysical characteristics of Latin America. Grades Slavic and Eastern Europe-10. Reviewed by Center for Latin American Studies and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) Indiana University at Bloomington.

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LANIC

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because LANIC stands for the Latin American Network Information Center, and is an incredible clearinghouse of information. The maps page supplies regional overviews and country maps. This is a VERY large site, however its alphabetized listing make it easy to use. Updated by Sara Adducchio 2012.

Latin America and the Caribbean from a Global Perspective: A Resource Guide for Teachers

Posted by: globaledadmin on Monday, February 8, 2010

Recommended because this book includes ten lessons to increase students’ knowledge and appreciation of the diverse region. University of Pittsburgh. Reviewed by Stace Rierson.

Citation: Bermudez, P. & Cruz, B.

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Latin America: Perspectives on a Region.

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Recommended because it is a good resource for an introductory and comprehensive examination of Latin America from environmental and social systems to PreColumbian and Latin American history, societies, and cultures. The volume as provides information on contemporary issues of the region. Reviewed by Andre J. Patterson (from Holmes & Meier webite), 06/2002.

Citation: Hopkins, J. W. (Ed.) (1998). Holmes & Meier. Available from Holmes & Meier ($49.50/$29.50). Holmes & Meier Distribution, 41 Monroe Turnpike, Trumbull, CT, 06611 1-800-698-7781/203-459-5095(fax).

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Latin American Colonial Economic History (Texas)

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because it links to sites on historical (colonial) economic data and resources on countries in Latin America. It is best to start with the Latin American Economic History Data Bank. Reviewed by Andre J. Patterson, 06/2002; updated by Tim Dove Sep 2003.

Latin American History Resources

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Recommended because it links to specific sites on Latin American history. Teachers may be interested in the brief Age of Exploration timeline and the links listed under the section on ‘The Conquistadors’, Mexico, and South America. Reviewed by Andre J. Patterson, 06/2002; updated by Tim Dove, 09/2003.

Latin American History: A Teaching Atlas.

Posted by: globaledadmin on Monday, February 8, 2010

Recommended because it is an excellent resource on the history and geography of Latin America. An excellent quick-reference to general Latin American history and geography with reproducible maps, country information, demographic data, etc. Reviewed by Andre J. Patterson, 06/2002.

Citation: Lombardi, Cathryn L., Lombardi, John V., & Stoner, K. (1984). Lynn. University of Wisconsin Press ($17.95) http://www.wisc.edu/wisconsinpress/.

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Lessons on Latin America.

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Recommended because it contains lessons plans with reproducible activity and exercise sheets on Latin American geography, history, culture, economics, and politics. It is divided into five units (Introduction to geography and Latin America, the People of Latin America, 3 units on Latin American countries) which includes quizzes and unit tests. Reviewed by Andre J. Patterson, 06/2002;updated by Tim Dove 09/2003.

Citation: Shedlock, Robert W. (1998). Available from Social Studies School Service. ($197.00). http://catalog.socialstudies.com

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Life and Death in Ancient Mexico (Texas)

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because this site is made up of 25 pages with pictures and descriptions discussing Life and Death in Ancient Mexico and understanding human sacrifice. The first page describes The Spanish Conquistadors, brutal men themselves, were appalled by the bloody human sacrifices of the Aztecs. Rightfully so. The Maya, and the Olmec before them, had equally gruesome rites. Can we hope to understand?? Reviewed by Tim Dove July, 2002;updated by Tim Dove Sep 2003.

Lonely Planet Destinations: Americas

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Recommended because it links to profiles of countries in the Americas. Each country profile links to history, culture, environment, facts for the traveler, and learning activities. This site is a part of Lonely Planet’s World Destinations page with a search function for regions and countries around the world. The site provides excellent maps on the countries and regions. Reviewed by Andre J. Patterson, 06/2002 ;updated by Tim Dove 09/2003. Be aware of the printable maps with major cities… probably the best component of the site.

Maya Adventure

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Recommended because it is online adventure that uses science activities and information to teach about ancient and modern Mayan culture. Start by the activities and the Start Your Adventure links. The Maya Photo Archive links to images of Mayan sites visited. This site is operated by the Science Museum of Minnesota. Reviewed by Andre J. Patterson, 06/2002;updated by Tim Dove Sep 2003.

MayaCosmos: Three Thousand Years on the Shaman’s Path.

Posted by: globaledadmin on Monday, February 8, 2010

Recommended because it is a resource on the spiritual foundation of Mayan thought. Reviewed by Andre J. Patterson (from Social Education 66(4);updated by Tim Dove Sep 2003.

Citation: Freidel, David, et. al. (1993). William Morrow & Company. Available through OhioLink.

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Mayan Civilization (Texas)

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because it provides a brief overview, describing different cultural components of the Maya people. Geography and landscape, Maya writing, political organization, Maya art, and a longer reading regarding the mystery regarding the “collapse” of the civilization. Be aware of the fact that this is a text based site. The few images no longer load but the text is interesting. The reading level is ok for upper elementary and up. Reviewed by Tim Dove, July 2002;updated by Tim Dove Sep 2003.

Mesoamerican Photo Archives (Tulane)

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Recommended because this site contains full-color photographs of archaeological sites and museums from all over Mexico, complete with extensive captions. Includes photos from Bonampak Cacaxtla Calakmul Chalcatzingo Cholula Chultuns Ek Balam Loltun Caves Monte Alban National Museum Teotihuacan and Xochicalco. Reviewed by Tim Dove, June 2002;updated by Tim Dove Sep 2003.

Moskito Indians (Nicaragua) and other indigenous groups(Texas)

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Recommended because it a non profit site to inform the world about the issues regarding the Moskito people. Be aware of the fact that this site is only in Spanish. Reviewed by Tim Dove, June 2002;updated by Tim Dove Sep 2003.

National Geographic’s Lost Kingdoms of the Maya (1993).

Posted by: globaledadmin on Monday, February 8, 2010

Recommended because it explores Maya culture and civilization from the perspective that the Mayan Empire was a cosmopolitan center of art and science. Archaeologists, historians, and epigraphers try to reconstruct Mayan history, culture, and civilization. Reviewed by Andre J. Patterson, 06/2002; updated by Tim Dove Sep 2003.

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Palenque Project (Texas)

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because this site is the official website of The Group of the Cross Project, a current archaeological project at Palenque, Chiapas, Mexico. This site is intended to keep the scholarly community and the general public informed of the work which we are privileged to perform at this Classic Maya site. It is a very well designed site and could easily be used by 7-12th grade students. The Update link will take you to the latest news about our operations. Be aware of watching the quicktime films at the bottom of the page. These could start some good discussions about historical site recovery and research. Also the Report leads to a summary of the work so far from 1997 to the present. Reviewed by Tim Dove July 2002;updated by Tim Dove Sep 2003.

Peace Corps (Indiana)

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Recommended because at this site you can find resources and ideas for your classroom. Returned volunteers are available as classroom speakers, and the program can arrange for your students to correspond with a current volunteer. The site also features lesson plans for grades 3-12. A quick look at the plans for students in grades 10-12 showed that the lessons support the five themes of geography, the National Geographic Geography Standards, and the Curriculum Standards of Social Studies. Start by looking at the lesson plans and the students links. Be aware of the fact this becomes a “hostage site”…once there a back button will not return you to anyhing but the Peace Corps home page. But don’t let this stop you from visiting a great resource.

Perry-Casta

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Recommended because it provides printable maps of anywhere in the Americas. This site includes many current and historical maps. Select the country or region from an alphabetical listing that you are interested in and a detailed map (or a further selection of that country’s maps) appears. Be aware of the fact that some of the maps are in .jpg and .pdf formats. Reviewed by Tim Dove Jan 2003; updated by Tim Dove, Sep 2003.

Pre Columbian Timeline (The Ohio State University)

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Recommended because This site has a horizontal timeline that has links of the different peoples through history. It begins with the La Venta (Olmec) 1000BC and continues through present day. Be aware of the fact that the first screen presents a nice overview from 1000BC through the Aztec in 1521. The links are work well and share pictures of the artwork (which you are able to enlarge) and descriptions of the people and their work. Reviewed by Tim Dove July 2002;updated by Tim Dove Sep 2003.

Race and History (Texas)

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Recommended because it has links to history sites & articles on indigenous groups (i.e., Taino, Venezuela & Chavez, etc.) Start by the Historical Archives/Views section which links to historical and current events articles and essays. Reviewed by Andre J. Patterson, 06/2002; updated by Tim Dove, 09/2003.

Rethinking Columbus: The Next 500 Years, Resources for Teaching about the Impact of the Arrival of Columbus in the Americas (1998)

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Recommended because this is a revised and expanded edition of a popular 1991 booklet that changed the way “the discovery of America” is taught in classroom and community settings. The new edition has over 100 pp. of new material, including a role-play trial of Columbus, materials on Thanksgiving Day, resources, historical documents, poetry, and more. It will help readers replace murky legends with a better sense of who we are and why we are here — and celebrates over 500 years of the courageous struggles and lasting wisdom of native peoples.

Citation: Bigelow, Bill, & Pet, Bob (Eds.) (1998). Rethinking Schools Ltd; 2nd edition.

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Rethinking Columbus: The Next 500 Years, Resources for Teaching about the Impact of the Arrival of Columbus in the Americas.

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Recommended because it is an excellent resource for teachers and students to use in order to examine and explore the impact that exploration, imperialism, and colonialism had on indigenous society and culture in the Americas. Articles on elementary and secondary school issues, rethinking Thanksgiving, the Trial (the People vs. Columbus, et al.), the Tainos, and contemporary and environmental issues provide a basis for rethinking how teachers teach and what students learn about the ‘discovery of the New World’. The articles and the annotated list of resources definitely provide lesson ideas and activities and teaching and learning exemplars for teachers and students. Reviewed by Andre J. Patterson, 06/2002; updated by Tim Dove Sep 2003.

Citation: Bigelow, Bill & Peterson, Bob (1998). Rethinking Schools, Ltd. Milwaukee WI 53212.

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Secrets of the Aztec Empire. (1996). The History Channel.

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Recommended because it explores the origins of Aztec culture and civilization from ancient times to the coming of the Spanish conquistadors. Reviewed by Andre J. Patterson, 06/2002; updated by Tim Dove Sep 2003.

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South and Central America. (1998).

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Recommended because it offers a pictorial overview of Latin American geography. It focuses on the countries and regions of Latin America. It also focuses on the cultural geography of ancient/Precolumbian civilizations and cultures after European imperialism and colonialism. A supplemental guide comes with the video. Reviewed by Andre J. Patterson, 06/2002;updated by Tim Dove 09/2003.

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Teaching World History: A Resource Book. (1997).

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Recommended because it provides lesson plans and ideas that focus on cross-cultural exchange, global themes, and comparative analyses in order to teach historical thinking and inquiry. The book is divided into three parts: Part 1 explores approaches to teaching world history and provides world history curricular models; Part 2 explores world history topics and issues (i.e., gender, religion, art, environment, civilizations, political systems, literature, trade, technology, philosophy, etc.); Part 3 provides strategies and lessons for elementary through graduate-level students.

Citation: Roupp, Heidi (editor). Armonk, NY: M. E. Sharp.

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The Chinampas (1990, 31 minutes) (Environment)

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Recommended because this multi-disciplinary documentary examines an ecologically sustainable system of agriculture that has flourished in Mexico for some 2,000 years. Kansas.

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The Columbus Controversy Challenging How History is Written (1992)

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Recommended because it explores issues surrounding the Columbus discovered America’ controversy. The video comes with a brief supplemental guide with key names and terms, discussion questions and activities for review, and a selected bibliography. Reviewed by Andre J. Patterson, 06/2002.

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The History Net (Texas)

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Recommended because it is a megasite of web resources on Latin American history. Start by Reviewed by Andre J. Patterson, 06/2002.

The Homeland of the Maya (Texas)

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Recommended because it is a site with an overview of the Maya people. This site is easy to navigate with good general descriptions of many aspects of the civilization. There are many links to terms and Mayan sites. The format looks elementary would be great to use with elementary students. It would good for secondary students as well for a quick overview. Reviewed by Tim Dove, July 2002;updated by Tim Dove Sep 2003.

The Maya: Temples, Tombs, and Time. (1994). 60 minutes.

Posted by: globaledadmin on Monday, February 8, 2010

Recommended because it explores the Mayan influences on Mesoamerica. It also explores the issues and challenges faced by modern Mayans to keep their culture alive. Reviewed by Andre J. Patterson, 06/2002; updated by Tim Dove Sep 2003.

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The Spanish-American War: A Splendid Little War (Texas)

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Recommended because it provides student-friendly information on the Spanish American War. Start by the chronology and the New York Public Library’s online exhibition. The site also links to a section on the Spanish-American War in Motion Pictures. Reviewed by Andre J. Patterson, 06/2002; updated by Tim Dove Sep 2003.

The United Nations CyberSchoolBus (Indiana)

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Recommended because available in English, Spanish, and French versions, this site features a wealth of information for students and teachers. You can find profiles of and curricula on cities worldwide, pictures from around the world with commentary from the artists, graphs and charts of topics ranging from health to population, and information on how and when to chat with United Nations representatives. Check out the flag quiz. It could be used large group for fun. Be aware of the fact that some lesson plans are available for middle school. Reviewed by Stace Rierson, 3/2002; updated by Tim Dove 09/2003.

The Virtual Institute of Caribbean Studies

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Recommended because the VICS is an Internet-based institution for the “Development and Study of the Caribbean Region and Its Peoples,” with a newsletter, and posting of academic papers. Their perception is that the Caribbean region is currently in danger of getting economically and socially marginalized from the growth centers in the global economy. Information includes research on sustainable development, political economy of the region, regional integration and external relations, ethnicity, race, and class, culture and development, tourism, ecology and public health, & gender and sexuality. Reviewed by Stace Rierson, 2/2002; updated by Tim Dove Sep 2003.

The World of 1898: The Spanish American War Homepage (Texas)

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Recommended because it links to resources and documents on and about the Spanish-American War from the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress including introduction and overview essays. The site links to motion pictures on and about the War. Reviewed by Andre J. Patterson, 06/2002;updated by Tim Dove Sep 2003.

University of Texas-Austin, Perry-Casta

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Recommended because this map collection offers the most extensive and diverse selection of Mexican maps. Everything from city to country to archaeological maps are available. Titles of thematic Mexican maps include but are not limited to: climate, dams, ecosystems – fauna, forest cover, lakes and lagunas, main railways, and main roads. The list of maps on Mexican regions will impress! Reviewed by Stace Rierson, 2/2002; updated by Tim Dove 09/2003.

Weaving the Fabric of the Cosmos

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Recommended because this site, weaving the Fabric of the Cosmos -By Allen Christenson (you can read an interview with him), takes you on a 56 page journey in helping to explain through paragraphs and pictures the ways in which the Maya people today preserve ancient traditions. Be aware of the fact that the site navigation is linear but the pages give a good step by step explanation of different ways ancient traditions are maintained. Reviewed by Tim Dove July, 2002;updated by Tim Dove Sep 2003.

World History Archives (Texas)

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Recommended because it provides links to documents and various historical perspectives on world history. It may be best to start with the links under the Americas. Start by examining Central America, South America, Mexico, & the Caribbean and Bermuda. Be aware of the Americas as a whole and the Indigenous Americans links as well.

World History Archives: The History of Central America (Michigan State)

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Recommended because this site allows you to choose newspaper articles and other documents that have been archived since 1995. These articles come from a variety of sources and points of view. Options to begin your search of contemporary articles and documents by the topics of Retrospective history of Central America as a whole , Contemporary political history of Central America as a whole, Economic history of Central America as a whole, Working-class history of Central America as a whole, and Social history of Central America as a whole or by individual countries in the region. Be aware of the fact that these are short readings that can spur interest for high school students or give contemporary information for teacher background. Reviewed by Tim Dove, June 2002;updated by Tim Dove Sep 2003.

World History Archives: The History of Latin America (Michigan State)

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Recommended because this site allows you to choose newspaper articles that have been archived since 1998. These articles come from a variety of sources and points of view. Options to begin your search of contemporary articles include topics such as Contemporary political history of Latin America, Economic history of Latin America, Working-class history of Latin America, Culture history of Latin America and Media and telecommunications of Latin America. Reviewed by Tim Dove, June 2002; updated by Tim Dove Sep 2003.

World History Archives: The History of Mexico (Michigan State)

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Recommended because this site allows you to choose newspaper articles that have been archived since 1995. These articles are from a variety of sources and points of view. Options to begin your search of contemporary articles include topics Contemporary political history of Mexico, economic history of Mexico, Working-class history of Mexico, Social history of Mexico, The history of the IT, media, and telecommunications of Mexico and The history of Mexico. Be aware of the fact that these are short readings that can spur interest for high school students or give contemporary information for teacher background. Reviewed by Tim Dove, June 2002; updated by Tim Dove Sep 2003.

World History Archives: The History of South America (Michigan State)

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Recommended because this site allows you to choose newspaper articles and other documents that have been archived since 1995. These articles come from a variety of sources and points of view. Be advised that NAFTA and FTAA documents are available under the South America as a whole link of this site. Options to begin your search of contemporary articles and documents are divided by individual countries. Be aware of the fact that these are short readings that can spur interest for high school students or give contemporary information for teacher background. Reviewed by Tim Dove, June 2002; updated by Tim Dove Sep 2003.

World History Archives: The History of the Caribbean and Bermuda (Michigan State)

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Recommended because this site allows you to choose newspaper articles and other documents that have been archived since 1995. These articles come from a variety of sources and points of view. Options to begin your search of contemporary articles and documents by the topics of Indigenous peoples of the Caribbean, History of the Caribbean as a whole or by individual countries or island groups in the region. Be aware of the fact that these are short readings that can spur interest for high school students or give contemporary information for teacher background. Reviewed by Tim Dove, June 2002; updated by Tim Dove Sep 2003.

World History Compass: Latin American & Caribbean History

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Recommended because it provides links and a search function to history sites on Latin America. Start by selecting any link from particular countries. Be aware of the native cultures at the bottom of the page of the Aztec, Maya and Inca.

Zapatista Net of Autonomy & Liberation (Texas)

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Recommended because this site is dedicated to the History and ongoing struggle of the Zapatista Women is a work in process. It includes an interactive forum for sharing notes and research. Reviewed by Tim Dove, June 2002; updated by Tim Dove Sep 2003.