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Globalisation and Its Critics: A Survey of Globalisatin

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Recommended because this article is pro-globalization and includes a survey in which the authors examine arguments of globalization’s critics (e.g., globalization hurts workers, especially in developing countries) and offer alternative arguments for globalization. Available in the The Economist archives. Developed by Deborah Hutton & Brian Winchest, 02/2004.

Citation: The Economist. (September 29, 2001).

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(Haiti) American Museum of Natural History (Texas)

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because this online companion to Sacred Arts of Haitian Vodou is intended to capture the essence of the past exhibition as well as the living, breathing spirit of Vodou today. You can click on many of the artworks found on this site to view a larger version of that image. Vodou is the Creole religion. Like the Haitian people, Vodou spirits came from Africa, and they have been profoundly affected by slavery and hard won freedom. To honor and serve these spirits, Haitians create ceremonial art based on African models and influenced by Catholic, Masonic and other spiritual traditions. The sacred arts of Vodou are the outstanding achievement of a great people and their incomparable gift to the world. Reviewed by Stace Rierson, 2/2002; updated by Tim Dove Sep 2003.

(Haiti) Embassy of the Republic of Haiti (Texas)

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Recommended because this is the homepage for the Haitian Embassy in Washington, D.C. It includes press releases, links to the National Palace,Parliament, and the Secretary of state for Tourism. This site also has a link to the National Television station. Be aware of the fact that the site is in English and French. Reviewed by Stace Rierson, 2/2002 ; updated by Tim Dove Aug 2004.

(Haiti) Haitian Consulate (Texas)

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Recommended because this site supplies travel information to Haiti from the Consulate located in Washington, D. C. Like all the consulate travel information, this site describes road conditions, aviation safety, medical facilities, and criminal statistics. Be aware of the date the information is updated. Reviewed by Stace Rierson, 2/2002; updated by Tim Dove Sep 2003.

(Haiti) Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (Texas)

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Recommended because of its socioeconomic, political, and demographic statistical indicators of Haiti. Be aware of the fact that the information is well organized, extensive, and in paragraph form and lists. Reviewed by Stace Rierson, 2/2002; updated by Tim Dove Sep 2003.

(Haiti) Purdue University (Texas)

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Recommended because this site contains a brief historic overview of Haiti, with several pictures of landscapes. It also describes “culinary delights,” and cultural information. Be aware of the fact that is a basic site that does not have much more detail than average encyclopedia coverage. Reviewed by Stace Rierson, 2/2002; updated by Tim Dove Sep 2003.

(Haiti) UNHCR (UN High Commission for Refugees) (Texas)

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Recommended because the UNHCR site details the situation of refugees around the globe. News releases are listed by date, and include political updates, and the relations of Haiti with their Latin American and Caribbean neighbors. Start by looking at the lead stories on the page and then typing Haiti in the search feature in the upper right. Reviewed by Stace Rierson, 2/2002; updated by Tim Dove Sep 2003.

(Haiti) USAID (Texas)

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Recommended because the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is an independent agency that provides economic, development and humanitarian assistance around the world in support of the foreign policy goals of the United States. Its mission may be controversial when the foreign policy goals of the U.S. do not match those of the other country, yet students should aware of its existence. Additional information includes immigration, the environment, democratic growth, and human rights. Start by Selecting the Haiti link on the right of the lead page. A printable PDF document will be loaded on your computer desktop. Reviewed by Stace Rierson, 2/2002; updated by Tim Dove Aug 2004.

(Honduras) Honduras This Week Online (Texas)

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Recommended because this weekly newspaper features national interest stories, and regional news in English. The editorials are great to read and the news items are varied and interesting. Reviewed by Tim Dove, June 2002; updated by Tim Dove Sep 2003.

(Honduras) Pan American Health Organization/World Health (Texas) Organization

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Recommended because of its socioeconomic, political, and demographic statistical indicators of Honduras. Start by selecting the blue links for more detailed analysis. Be aware of the fact that the information is well organized, extensive, and in paragraph form–it is not provided with graphs or charts. Reviewed by Stace Rierson, 2/2002; updated by Tim Dove Sep 2003.

(Honduras) Stanford University

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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.

(Peru) Tambo Amana (Texas)

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Recommended because the site gives some good background to the indigenous of the region and gives students ideas of alternative ways to use natural resources. Tambo Amana is a small ecotourism project in the Peruvian Amazon Rainforest. Be aware of the fact that this site is operated completely by the indigenous peoples themselves it represents an unique cultural and natural experience. Reviewed by Tim Dove, Sep 2003.

(Venezuela) Culture…from Embassy site

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Recommended because this site, distributed by the Venezuelan Embassy, provides the reader with a brief history of items from a list of internal links which include:Population and social patterns, National Symbols, Traditional Festivals, Famous Writers, Thirty years of Art, Museums in Caracas, Venezuelan Artists, and Videos. The site is in English, and is a basic resource. Reviewed by Stace Rierson, 2/2002; updated by Tim Dove Aug 2004.

(Venezuela) Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

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Recommended because it is the Venezuelan embassy website where general information is posted about history, economy, and culture. There is a phone number to call in case people are interested in using their environmental videos for educational or research purposes. The number is (202)342-6848 and 6847 (cultural department of the Venezuelan embassy). Be ready to read a lot of Spanish. But a lot of the site is in English too. Start by looking at the “Venezuela for Kids”. The “Culture” link is particularly good as a general reference (and a separate evaluation is listed above). Reviewed by Carmen Chacon and Tim Dove, July 2002; updated by Tim Dove Aug 2004.

(Venezuela) Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (Texas)

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Recommended because of its socioeconomic, political, and demographic statistical indicators of Venezuela. Start by selecting the blue links for more detailed analysis. Be aware of the fact that the information is well organized, extensive, and in paragraph form–it is not provided with graphs or charts. Reviewed by Stace Rierson, 2/2002; updated by Tim Dove Sep 2003.

(Venezuela) Petroleum World (Texas)

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Recommended because this website archives news accounts (positive, of course) of the petroleum world, charts current jobs available in the industry, and has links to the large oil producers (including OPEC). Everything you wanted to know from one point of view! A great source students rarely have access for use in comparative analysis. Reviewed by Stace Rierson, 2/2002; updated by Tim Dove Aug 2004.

(Venezuela) U.S. Department of State: Venezuela (Texas)

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Recommended because this site offers an encyclopedic overview of the country. It describes historical, social, economic, and political conditions, defense information, trade relations, and travel information. Reviewed by Stace Rierson, 2/2002; updated by Tim Dove Aug 2004.

(Venezuela) Venezuela: Country Briefs (Texas)

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Recommended because this site contains general social, economic, environmental, and political background information on Venezuela. More space is given to describing the importance of their oil production than the dealing with the environmental degradation the country currently faces, but what countries choose to discuss and ignore is a good topic for class discussion. The site also has several useful links. Reviewed by Stace Rierson, 2/2002; updated by Tim Dove Sep 2003.

1492 Discovery Invasion Encounter: Sources and Interpretations.

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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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A Caribbean Folktale (1997)

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Recommended because it is a site providing traditional folktale about a cockroach. Reviewed by Stace Rierson, 3/8/02. NCSS webpage.

Citation: Moreton, D. Turtle Books.

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A Fire in My Hands: A Book of Poems (1990)

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Recommended because it provides poems about growing up, family, friendships, and first love drawn from a background of growing up Mexican-American in the San Joaquin Valley in Central California. A question-and-answer section about poetry is included. Reviewed by Stace Rierson, 3/8/02. Global Education Resources, Indiana University.

Citation: Soto, Gary New York: Scholastic

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A Life Like Mine

Posted by: globaledadmin on Wednesday, March 3, 2010

A Life Like Mine tells the story of how children live around the world through four themes:  survival, development, protection, participation.  Excellent images and text suitable for upper elementary and middle school students. Truly has a global perspective. Includes many visuals and maps.

Is is published by UNICEF.

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A View from the Mangrove.

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Recommended because this is a masterful collection of short stories by a celebrated Cuban writer. Reviewed by Stace Rierson, 3/8/02. NCSS webpage.

Citation: Benitez-Rojo, A. (1998). Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press.

Media Type: Book

ABC News

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because the official webpage of ABC News provides access to current events as well as country and regional profiles; this site is useful for accessing general information on foreign countries and regions. Reviewed by Stace Rierson, 3/2002;updated by Tim Dove Sep 2003. Global Education Resources (Indiana).

Africans in America: Resource Bank (Texas)

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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.

AIDS in Latin America

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Recommended because it is an informative article about the leadership and use of technology to fight AIDS in Brazil. Reviewed by Tim Dove Aug 2004.

Amanakaa’s Amazon Network

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Recommended because it links to information on this non-profit organizations efforts to support the environmental and human rights, environmental and development issues, and education of indigenous people in the Amazon River Basin. It may be best to start with the pages link to resources. This is no longer an active organization, however the site still exists with archival information. Reviewed by Andre J. Patterson, 06/2002; updated by Tim Dove Sep 2003.

Amazon Interactive (Texas)

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Recommended because of a fun site for students to learn about the Amazon and to play a ecotourism simulation. The Geography links are fun because it explains the true answers and debunks others. The simulation walks the user through the info and the decisions needed to be successful. This would be a good site for mid level and upper elementary kids. Reviewed by Tim Dove Jan 2003; updated by Tim Dove, Sep 2003.

Amazon Watch (Texas)

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Recommended because its overall information of how South America is being developed by “mega projects”… be sure to select “Amazon Watch Programs” from the lead page and then “mega projects”. Be sure to click on the small map that appears to see what is planned for the continent. Be aware of the fact that each project has a link with general information. The site also has ideas of how to get involved. Navigation is all internal to the site. Reviewed by Tim Dove Jan 2003; updated by Tim Dove, Sep 2003.

American Friends Service Committee

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Recommended because this site provides summer work programs in Latin America for high school students. the Trade in the Americas link is informative.

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.

Americas’ video series: Builders of Images (1993, 60 minutes)

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Recommended because Builder of Images explores the arts throughout the Americas, celebrating the extraordinary creative ferment that has attracted global acclaim and given rise to a distinct and increasingly influential Latin American and Caribbean artistic voice. Latin American Cultural Identity (Puerto Rico, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina). Kansas.

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Ancient Maya Indians of Central America (1971)

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Recommended because part of the Ancient American Indian Civilization series, this 9 minute video examines, with illustrations and narration, the attributes of the Mayan civilization at its height. Covers architecture, ceremonial cities, farming, religion, sports, and art. Cites reasons for the civilization’s decline and records the architectural ruins which remain. This is useful for Grades 4-10. Reviewed by Center for Latin American Studies and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) Indiana University at Bloomington.

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Andes Expedition: Searching for Inca Secrets (Texas)

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because an interesting site for kids to go on a virtual expedition leading to the discovery of a 500-year-old human sacrifice atop Peru’s Mount Ampato-the volcano where Reinhard discovered the frozen ice maiden in 1995. Click on the dates of the daily dispatches of the expedition as they uncover the secrets of the Andes. You can also view maps and the tomb layout. The forum invites students’ opinions regarding the issues of ‘Who should own the pieces of the past?’. Reviewed by Tim Dove Jan 2003; updated by Tim Dove, Sep 2003. Be aware of the fact that students can view the CT scans of The Ice Maiden through a virtual autopsy. The site is fine for small children. This site is informative and easy to navigate. All navigation is internal in this site.

Annual Editions: Global Issues 09/10. (2009).

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Recommended because new editions each year contain collections of 30-40 up to date articles from scholars and the world press that examine the most important global issues facing the planet.  The book has a world map, a glossary, a topic guide, and a list of related websites. This is one of many Annual Editions series. Others (see list on the Annual Editions website) are also relevant to specific issues as well as regional studies.

Citation: Jackson, Robert M. (editor). Guilford, CT: McGraw-Hill/Dushkin. http://www.dushkin.com

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Antiracist.com

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because it is online learning resource center of the Canadian Anti-racism Education and Research Society (CAERS). The site links to an electronic library. Start by selecting the Youth Action link. Be aware of the search box so you can target your query. Reviewed by Tim Dove Aug 2004.

Argentina (1990)

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Recommended because this 20 minute video examines the geography, customs, and cultural heritage of Argentina, the second-largest nation in Latin America. Discusses in detail the three periods of Argentinean government, including the leadership of Juan Peron. It explains that one-third of the country’s population lives in the capital city of Buenos Aires and shows the arctic life of the southern Argentinean coast, including Patagonia. Grades 6-10. Reviewed by Center for Latin American Studies and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) Indiana University at Bloomington.

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Argentina (2001)

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Recommended because this 32 page book is a part of the “Faces and Places” series. It describes the history, geography, people, and customs of the South American country, Argentina. Reviewed by Tim Dove Jan. 2003.

Citation: Stevens, Kathryn. Chanhassen, MN: Child’s World ($25.95) ISBN/ISSN: 1567667120

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Argentine New Song: The Evolution of Protest Music (1989)

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Recommended because this Audio cassette is appropriate for students in grades 9-12. Tulane University.

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Argentinean Consulate (Texas)

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Recommended because this site supplies travel information to Argentina from the Consulate located in Washington, D.C. Like all the consulate travel information, this site describes road conditions, aviation safety, medical facilities, and criminal statistics. Be aware of the date of the most recent isting your are examining. Reviewed by Stace Rierson, 2/2002; updated by Tim Dove Sep 2003.

Art and Music from Around the World

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Recommended because it includes arts from Haiti and Cuba. Upper elementary grades. Reviewed by Stace Rierson, 3/8/02. NCSS webpage.

Citation: Billings, M. (1993) North Billerica, MA: Curriculum Associates

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Artchive

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because it is an online repository of world art with a feature on Frida Kahlo. The site links to the work of artists, gives brief biographies of artists, and links to other artist-related resources. It may be best to start with the alphabetical listing of artists in order to search for Latin American and Caribbean artists. Reviewed by Stace Rierson, 3/8/02/Andre J. Patterson, 06/2002; updated by Tim Dove, Sep 2003.

Artcyclopedia (Women)

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Recommended because it is a search engine for the arts, featuring Frida Kahlo. Reviewed by Stace Rierson, 3/2002; updated by Tim Dove Sep 2003. NCSS.

At the Edge of Conquest: The Journey of Chief Wai-Wai (1992)

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Recommended because this 28 minute film examines the plight of the Waiapi Indians, an indigenous tribe from northern Brazil, who are struggling to protect their lands from government takeover for mining purposes. Follows Chief Wai-Wai on a four-day trip to Brasilia to discuss territorial boundaries with the Brazilian Indian Agency and other government officials. Shows how native tribes are (mis)treated by the Brazilian government. This film is Closed Captioned. 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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Baseball in April and Other Stories (1990)

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Recommended because youth and age, love and friendship, success and failure are the themes of these 11 short stories focusing on the everyday adventures of Mexican-American young people growing up in Fresno, California. Glossary of Spanish words and phrases included. Recommended for grades 7-8. Reviewed by Stace Rierson, 3/8/02. Global Education Resources, Indiana University.

Citation: Soto, Gary San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich

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Becoming Better Partners: Mexico, Canada, and the United States (1998, Slides)

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Recommended because this site provides perspectives on North America; Politics and Geography; Economics; Latino/Chicano Issues Duke/ University of North Carolina. Recommended for grades 9-12. Library has two copies. University of Arizona.

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Benedita da Silva (1991)

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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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Benitez-Rojo, A. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press Masterful collection of short stories by a celebrated Cuban writer.

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Recommended because when Luz, a ninth-grade Chicana student in San Antonio, Texas, wins a spelling competition, her success triggers a variety of emotions among friends, family, and the broader community. Multiple points of view and recurring metaphors add to the richness and complexity of a story that can be read either as a single narrative or as a collection of short stories. Recommended for grades 8-10. Reviewed by Stace Rierson, 3/8/02. Global Education Resources, Indiana University. Reviewed by Stace Rierson, 3/8/02. NCSS webpage.

Citation: Hernandez, Jo Ann Yolanda. White Bread Competition (1997)Houston: Pioata Books.

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Border Eco Web (Environment)

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because the Border Eco Web page is designed to facilitate public access to environmental information for the U.S.-Mexican border region. It has loads of information, some of probably too technical for younger students, on the ecological problems spanning the border. This site is for high school students who are motivated to read the information in governmental reports. Many reports are in Spanish/English. What made the site more accessible was its organization by environmental issue (listed below): air water solid and hazardous waste pollution prevention natural resources GIS/spatial data projects legislation/policy/regulations socioeconomic data environmental health environmental education environmental justice watershed management grants sustainable development contingency planning and emergency response cooperative enforcement and compliance. Be aware of the “Directory”. It can help you with contacts for your students. This site is also available in Spanish. Reviewed by Stace Rierson, 2/2002; updated by Tim Dove Sep 2003. San Diego State University.

Brazil (1990)

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Recommended because this 20 minute film explores the resources, agriculture, industry, and people of Brazil, South America’s largest country. Explains that, although Brazil is a tropical nation, it is becoming one of the most industrially developed nations on the continent. It investigates the many serious problems this rapid industrialization is causing, including pollution and destruction of the large Amazon rain forest. Provides an in-depth view of the lifestyles and heritage of the Brazilian people. 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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Brazil (2000)

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Recommended because this 128 page book has illustrations and maps that helps examine the land, people, and history of Brazil and discusses its current state of affairs and place in the world today. It is part of the “Modern nations of the World” series. The book includes bibliographical references and index. Reviewed by Tim Dove Jan. 2003.

Citation: Corona, Laurel. San Diego : Lucent Books ($27.45)ISBN/ISSN: 1560066210

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Brazil (2002)

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Recommended because this 48 page book is a part of the “Changing face of…” series. It presents the natural environment and resources, people and culture, and business and economy of Brazil, focusing on change and including first-hand commentary by the country’s citizens. Reviewed by Tim Dove Jan. 2003.

Citation: Parker, Edward. Austin, TX : Raintree Steck-Vaughn ($28.95)ISBN/ISSN: 0739849654

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Brazilian Consulate (Texas)

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Recommended because this site supplies travel information to Brazil from the Consulate located in Washington, D. C. Like all the consulate travel information, this site describes road conditions, aviation safety, medical facilities, and criminal statistics. Be aware of the fact that it is updated periodically. Reviewed by Stace Rierson, 2/2002; updated by Tim Dove Sep 2003.

Breaking Through (2001)

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Recommended because this 195 page book is about a fourteen-year-old Francisco Jimenez and his family who leave Mexico and arrive at the U.S. and Mexican border in Nogales, Arizona. In the months and years that follow, Francisco, his mother and father, and his seven brothers and sisters not only struggle to keep their family together, but also face crushing poverty, long hours of labor, and blatant prejudice. Reviewed by Tim Dove Jan. 2003.

Citation: Jim Houghton Mifflin Company ($15.00)ISBN/ISSN: 0618011730

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Brooklyn Expedition Latin American (Texas)

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Recommended because it provides thematic, children-centered information on Latin American peoples and cultures. The site is sponsored by the Brooklyn Children’s Museum, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, and the Brooklyn Public Library. Start by reviewing one of the seven themes highlighted on the site. Be aware of the themes being organized by Discovering the Past, Converging Cultures, Living Off the Land, Awesome Animals, Tales in Cloth, Time to Celebrate, and Ancient Belief & Ritual.

Buried Onions (1997)

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Recommended because when 19-year-old Eddie drops out of college, he struggles to find a place for himself in an economically depressed inner-city environment offering few attainable or safe alternatives. Fresno is plagued by the same underemployment and racism that characterize many of the places where Latinos live in the U.S. Eddie works very hard to find a way to end this cycle and make his way differently. As he struggles to survive, it becomes clear that none of the choices available will open real possibilities for his development and satisfaction. Recommended for grades 9-12. Reviewed by Stace Rierson, 3/8/02. Global Education Resources, Indiana University.

Citation: Soto, Gary. New York: Harcourt Brace.

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Canadian Dept. of Foreign Affairs & International Trade

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Recommended because it provides general overviews sections on: country information, news & events, culture, education & youth, and aid & development. Start by reviewing the section on Country Information (look on menu on left).s The site provides maps & fact sheets on Latin American countries through a dropdown menu. It also links to the Latin American Network Information Center of the University of Texas. Be aware of the fact that this site provides general information and is not very content-rich. But if you need some general stats and a current map, this site is worth examining.

Capital Sins (1993, 60 minutes) (Economics & Development).

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Recommended because this is Americas series — Part II. It looks at the impact of economic development on ordinary people in the Americas. Set in Brazil, it examines the stubborn hold of poverty and economic stagnation in the region and their human and environmental costs. Kansas.

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Caribbean Amerindian Centrelink

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Recommended because it is a megasite on the indigenous peoples and cultures of the Caribbean. The site also links to contemporary Caribbean Amerindian societies. Start by selecting the section on Teaching Resources. This links has instructional materials and lesson plans on history, anthropology, and archaeology. Be aware of the links of Contemporary Caribbean Aboriginals and Reference Resources.

Caribbean Amerindian Communities Online (Texas)

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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 Canvas (1994)

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Recommended because it is a collection of poems and proverbs by West Indian writers. Reviewed by Stace Rierson, 3/8/02. NCSS webpage.

Citation: Lessac, F. New York: Lippincott.

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Caribbean Carnival: Song of West Indies, Volume 1 (1992)

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Recommended because it is a vibrant collection of 13 original songs from the West Indies. Recommended for grades K-8. Reviewed by Stace Rierson, 3/8/02. NCSS webpage.

Citation: Burgie, I. New York: Tambourine Books.

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Caribbean Connections: Classroom Resources for Secondary Schools.

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Recommended because it is an illustrated collection of Jamaican oral hstories, interviews, poetry, drama, and songs. Recommended for grades 9-12.

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

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Caribbean Connections: Overview of Regional History

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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 Dream (1998)

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Recommended because it is a read-aloud book capturing the mood of an island and the spirit of children. Reviewed by Stace Rierson, 3/8/02. NCSS webpage.

Citation: Isadora, R. Publishing Group.

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Caribbean Islands: A Country Study

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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.

Caribbean Media Corporation (Texas)

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Recommended because it provides news on the Caribbean by the Caribbean News Agency, a premier provider of news and information on the English-speaking Caribbean. Start by the Caribbean Newspapers link. Be aware of the current news is given in snipets… to get the full article, a subsription is needed. Nice site to get ideas and key words for further research.

Carlos and the Cornfield/Carlos y La Milpa de Maiz (1995)

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Recommended because it is inspired by Latin American folk tales and murals, this story tells of a young boy’s lesson in personal responsibility as he plants and tends his cornfield. The book is bilingual and includes recipes. Reviewed by Stace Rierson, 3/8/02. NCSS webpage.

Citation: Stevens, Jan Romero. Illustrated by Jeanne Arnold Flagstaff: Northland Publishing

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Castro Speech Data Base (Texas)

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Recommended because this site provides a database of Castro’s speeches since the 1950s. You can browse by headline topic, year, or source. Reviewed by Stace Rierson, 2/2002; updated by Tim Dove Aug 2004.

Center for International Policy

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Recommended because this site is the most comprehensive source of information on US aid to Colombia and the Colombian peace process. Reviewed by Stace Rierson, 3/2002; updated by Tim Dove Sep 2003.

Center for International Policy (Human Rights)

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Recommended because this site is the most comprehensive source of information on US aid to Colombia and the Colombian peace process. This site also questions US foreign Policy with Cuba. Reviewed by Stace Rierson, 3/2002; updated by Tim Dove Sep 2003. Seminar at NCSS Convention.

Central America.com

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Recommended because it is a megasite on Central America. It links to information and resources on Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama. The site links to Spanish and English-language websites, resources, and information. Start by reviewing a country of interest to learn how the site links to individual pages. Be aware of each sub section tells the user how many sites are available.

Central and South America: A World in Focus.

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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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Chato and the Party Animals (2000)

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Recommended because this is a fun story for early elementary students about a character Chato, who decides to throw a “pachanga” for his friend Novio Boy, who has never had a birthday party. But Chato forgets the most important thing–inviting Novio Boy.”Wickedly funny . . . Guevara’s cats are delicious send-ups of barrio characters, and Soto’s words glisten with wit”. according to Publishers Weekly. Reviewed by Tim Dove Jan. 2003.

Citation: Soto, Gary. G.P. Putnam’s Sons ($15.99 )ISBN/ISSN: 0399231595

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Chicano! History of the Mexican-American Civil Rights Movement (1996) (Human Rights)

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Recommended because this four-part series (60 minutes) covers the United Farm Workers Union and Cesar Chavez. Kansas.

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Chieftains of the Mexican Revolution (Nebraska)

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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.

Children of the World (1990)

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Recommended because each book in this series traces the daily life of a child living in a particular country, in urban and rural settings. Covers countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. Reviewed by Stace Rierson, 3/8/02. NCSS webpage.

Citation: Stevens, G. Milwaukee: G. Stevens Publishing

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Children’s Literature. In A Comprehensive Chicano Bibliography, 1960-1972.

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Recommended because it contains brief citations for one hundred titles. Global Education Resources, Indiana University.

Citation: Talbot, M. J., & Cruz, G. R. (1973). Austin, Texas: Jenkins Publishing Co.

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Chile (1990)

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Recommended because this 20 minute film is a part of the “South America Today series”. The video examines the geography, customs, and cultural heritage of Chile. It explores Santiago, Chile’s largest city and capital, as well as Chile’s primary resources and their importance to the economy. The film also reviews the various economic, political, and historical changes that have occurred, including Salvador Allende’s efforts towards industrialization and Augusto Pinochet’s leadership. Grades Slavic and Eastern Europe-10. Reviewed by Center for Latin American Studies and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) Indiana University at Bloomington. Be aware of the fact that this is a dated film, but it could be a great springboard to evaluate the message of the film and what we now know about Chile and the Allende/ Pinochet history. Tim Dove Aug. 2004

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Colombian Consulate in the United States (Texas)

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Recommended because its concise information including customs regulations, travel to Colombia with dual nationality, traffic information, and health care facilities. Be aware that this site is published by the U.S. State Department with the safety of its citizens as a number one concern, and that the crimes discussed may be similar to events in large U.S. cities. Students should be made aware of that, so as to not view Colombia in a negative light. Reviewed by Stace Rierson, 1/2002; updated by Tim Dove Sep 2003.

Colonial Mexican Society (1988, slides).

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Recommended because it introduceds mini-history of colonial Mexican Society; Tulane University.

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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.

Columbia University Institute of Latin American Studies

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Recommended because this is the lead page that allows users to enter the Columbia University’s Institute of Latin American Studies.

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

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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)

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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.

Conquistadors with Michael Wood (2001)

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Recommended because This 240-minute/2-pack video documentary examine the Spanish conquest of the New world and explores the adventures of conquistadors–Cortes, Pizzarro, Orellana, and Cabeza de Vaca. The video documentary supplements Wood’s book Conquistadors and the PBS online learning adventure. Reviewed by Andre J. Patterson (from PBS.org website), 06/2002; updated by Tim Dove Sep 2003.

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Conquistadors: Teaching guides (U New Mexico)

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Recommended because this site is good for teachers looking for ideas (pdf files to print) for teaching Cortes and the Aztecs, Pizarro and the Incas, Francisco de Orellana and the Amazon and Cabeza de Vaca and North America. Be aware of the fact that this site has entire units with lesson plans and further resources and websites to help with activity ideas. The appropriate grade level for these materials (depending on the unit) are listed as grades 4-10. Reviewed by Tim Dove Jan 2003; updated by Tim Dove, Sep 2003.

Cool Salsa: Bilingual Poems on Growing Up Latino in the United States (1994)

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Recommended because it is about thirty-seven poems in English and Spanish by contemporary Latino/a writers. Reviewed by Stace Rierson, 3/8/02. Global Education Resources, Indiana University.

Citation: Carlson, Lori M. (Editor) New York: Henry Holt and Company.

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Corn is Maize: The Gift of the Indians (1986)

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Recommended because this book describes how ancient peoples of North America discovered and used corn, and how it later became an important food worldwide. It includes good diagrams and cheerful pictures. Reviewed by Stace Rierson, 3/8/02. NCSS webpage.

Citation: Aliki. New York: Harper Collins.

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Cornell University Latin American Studies Program

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Recommended because this is the lead page that allows users to enter the Cornell University’s Latin American Studies Program.

Costa Rica: The Land and its People (1998, 25 minutes) (Environment)

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Recommended because it provides wide-ranging view of the Costa Rican people, their origins, customs, and aspirations. The film is an open window on the immeasurable biological richness, the culture, the government, and the political and social life in the only country in the world that has no army. Kansas.

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Count your way through Brazil (1996)

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Recommended because this little 24 page book uses the Portuguese words for the numbers from one to ten to introduce the land, history, and culture of Brazil. Reviewed by Tim Dove Jan. 2003.

Citation: Haskins, James. Minneapolis : Carolrhoda Books ($5.95) ISBN/ISSN: 0876149719

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Cuba (Video, 25 minutes).

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Recommended because Cuba offers an interesting blend of Spanish culture and modern political history of this emerging Hispanic country. Today Havana is a burgeoning metropolis. This video is ideal for teaching students about a nation which will be at the center of Latin American politics in coming years. Teaching guide available. Kansas.

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Cuba and the United States: Troubled Neighbors

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Recommended because it traces the history of relations between Cuba and the United States from the revolutionary war to the present. Illustrated. Reviewed by Stace Rierson, 3/8/02. NCSS webpage.

Citation: Dolan, E., Jr., and Scariano, M. (1987). New York: Franklin Watts.

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Cuba Heritage. Com (Texas)

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Recommended because this site gives you a database of articles, illustrations and photographs of Cuban historical events, places, people, buildings & architecture, literature, music & dance, art, vehicles and sport from the Pre-Columbian to the Special Period. Be aware of the fact that the website is not completely developed but there are many images and descriptions which are helpful in understanding the people of Cuba. Don’t forget that floating menu on the left. Putting your cursor on it opens it (to the right) and there are other options which might interest you. Reviewed by Tim Dove July 2002; updated by Tim Dove Sep 2003.

Cuba Mapa (Texas)

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Recommended because this site provides detailed maps of Cuba.Don?t forget that floating menu on the left. Putting your cursor on it opens it (to the right) and there are other options which might interest you. Reviewed by Stace Rierson, 2/2002; updated by Tim Dove Sep 2003.

Cuba Project Center for International Policy

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Recommended because this site is the most comprehensive source of information on US aid to Cuba. This site also questions US foreign Policy with Cuba. Reviewed by Tim Dove Aug 2004.

Cuban Posters (Cornell)

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Recommended because it is a site with 33 posters from Cuba with links to each with a brief description. Many countries around the world have used posters as an important art form in gaining insight of current social issues and an inexpensive way to share points of view. This site has some classic examples of such posters from Cuba 1962-1970. This might be a good site to discuss (with upper elementary students) elements of design and used as an introduction to create the students’ own artwork. Reviewed by Tim Dove Jan 2003; updated by Tim Dove, Sep 2003.

Cubanet (Michigan)

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Recommended because this site has daily news reports from freelance journalists in Cuba (also available in Spanish). Cubanet describes itself as “a non partisan and non-profit organization that fosters free press in Cuba, assists its independent sector develop a civil society and informs the world about Cuba’s reality.” Lesson suggestion: For a three-way comparison of information, have students look at the triad of Cuba sites from University of Michigan. Reviewed by Stace Rierson, 2/2002; updated by Tim Dove Sep 2003.

Cultures of the Andes (Texas)

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Recommended because it provides links on the cultures and peoples of the Andes (i.e., Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru). Specifically, the site links to language, music, and dance.

Dark Songs: Slave House and Synagogue Poems (1996)

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Recommended because it is a poet’s reminder of the long history of the Caribbean. Reviewed by Stace Rierson, 3/8/02. NCSS webpage.

Citation: Lieberman, L. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press.

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De Orilla a Orilla (U of Puerto Rico )

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Recommended because it is an international, multilingual network for collaborative and critical inquiry. As the site introduces… “From Shore to Shore”, or “De Orilla a Orilla” (in Spanish), is an international teacher-researcher project that has focused on documenting promising classroom practices for intercultural learning over global learning networks. Be aware of the fact that Orillas is NOT a student-to-student pen pal project but rather clusters of class-to-class collaborations designed by two or more partner teachers who have been matched according to common teaching interests and their students’ grade level. The site tells you How to Get Started and gives suggestions of how to plan a project . However reading the Basics of Sister Class Exchanges and Creating a Class Self-Portrait are a good places to understand what is possible with this network. There are also links to some current group projects. Many times my students want these kind of connections with other children to help break down initial stereotypes of each other. This site has been in operation since 1985 and is still around (a testament to the success and necessity of this kind of program). Reviewed by Tim Dove Feb 2003; updated by Tim Dove, Sep 2003.

Deadly Embrace: Nicaragua, the World Bank, and the International Monetary Fund. (1996).

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Recommended because deadly embrace of the video’s title refers to the post-Sandinista government’s acceptance of the structural adjustment policies of the World Bank and IMF, which have devastated Nicaragua’s economy at least from the standpoint of the vast majority of the people. According to the video, unemployment has rocketed to 60%, credit to small farmers has been slashed, public school teachers work in deteriorating conditions for $60 to $70 a month, and public programs of all kinds have been eliminated. Meanwhile, free trade zones welcome transnational corporations who pay pennies an hour to desperate workers.
Review from Rethinking Schools/Rethinking Globalization Resources Page, 07/2002.

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Department of Spanish and Portuguese at The Ohio State (Ohio State) (the site currently not working)

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Recommended because the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at The Ohio State University wants to increase its contact with the broader Columbus community. Therefore, classes for graduates and undergraduates, current research being pursued by the faculty, and community outreach activities are publicly posted. Be sure to visit the outreach section of the page to learn about Latin American book clubs and seminars for teachers (if you live in the central Ohio area). Be aware of Reviewed by Stace Rierson, 2/2002; updated by Tim Dove Sep 2003. Tim Dove Last Modified: 11/06/2004

Desaparecidos

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Recommended because this site discusses “the vanished” from the wars in Argentina. Students will be able to put a human face on the kidnappings and murders that occurred during the corrupt military government. It is not for the faint of heart, as information includes descriptive testimony from those who were tortured and survived, emotional descriptions of people whose loved ones disappeared in the 1970s and 1980s, ongoing appeals to help find people or information about people who are still missing, a list of the dead, and extensive descriptions about the men who carried out these atrocities (the list of oppressors mentioned in testimony is horrendously long). Historical background is also given, and an additional resource list is provided for those who would like to learn more. Be aware of the fact that the information is also available in Spanish. Even if you do not use this site in class, you can be aware of the recent events in Argentina and why they occurred. Reviewed by Stace Rierson, 2/2002; updated by Tim Dove Sep 2003.

Destination Barbados (1997)

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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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Dictionary of Afro-Latino American Civilization.

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Recommended because it provides over 4500 entries/articles on Africans in Latin America and the Caribbean. An excellent quick-reference resource.

Citation: Nunez, Benjamin. (1981). Greenwood Publishing Group.

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Diego Rivera virtual museum (Texas)

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Recommended because Diego Rivera (1886-l957) was one of the greatest artists of the 20th century. This is the premier site describing Rivera’s life and art. It has additional links to 30 paintings, 33 murals, magazine articles in Spanish and English, video footage from 6 films, virtual tours of three sites, an extensive chronology of his life, additional online links, and books and posters for sale. Be aware of the fact that the site is in Spanish and English, so bilingual students will appreciate the ability to practice their languages. Reviewed by Stace Rierson, 2/2002; updated by Tim Dove Sep 2003.

Directory of Development Organizations (Texas)

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Recommended because the Directory of Development Organizations 2002 has been prepared to facilitate international cooperation and knowledge sharing in development work, both among NGOs, research institutions, governments and private sector organizations. Start by examining the Directory as a compilation of contact data of the main sources of assistance available for private sector development (micro, small an medium-sized enterprises) and poverty reduction. Be aware of the fact that this site has a wide range of organizations is included in the Directory: international organizations, government ministries, private sector institutions, development agencies, universities, research and training institutes, NGOs/PDOs, grantmakers, banks, microfinance institutions, and development consulting firms. These organizations promote both private sector development and poverty alleviation, through: the financial sector and microfinance, trade and business development services, rural development and appropriate technology, small enterprise development and policy reforms, community development and social protection, gender and participation, environment and health, research, training and education. From the DDO website. Andre J. Patterson, 06/2002; updated by Tim Dove Sep 2003.

Earth Pulse

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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.

East of the Andes (1990)

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Recommended because a part of the South American Series, this 18 minute film compares and contrasts the resources, agriculture, industry, and people of Argentina, Paraguay, and Uruguay. It points out that all have a similar Spanish heritage and their most important industry is raising livestock. It also shows that Argentina, the largest of the three nations, ranges from the cold Antarctic to the subtropical border of Brazil, whereas the two small nations of Paraguay and Uruguay act as a “buffer” between Argentina and Brazil. The video explores the great pampas grassland, which covers much of Paraguay and Uruguay, and the gauchos who live there. Grades 4-10. Reviewed by Center for Latin American Studies and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) Indiana University at Bloomington.

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Economic Commission of the United Nations for Latin America (Economics & Development)

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Recommended because this is a great site for the student interested in Latin American economic development. It was founded for the purposes of contributing to the economic development of Latin America, coordinating actions directed towards this end, and reinforcing economic relationships among the countries and with the other nations of the world. The promotion of the region’s social development was later included among its primary objectives. This site is also useful for its links to additional United Nations and Latin American regional trade associations sites. Topics include (see under “analysis and research) the social aspect of development (including population, labor, poverty, equity and the distribution of income, education and training health, housing, social security, NGO’s and civil society, and gender) and several “more technical” economic subjects such as macroeconomics. Be aware of the fact that the information is accessible in both English and Spanish. Reviewed by Stace Rierson, 1/2002; updated by Tim Dove Sep 2003. LANIC.

Ecuador: Peace Corps Kids World, Explore the World (U Chicago)

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Recommended because it is a kid friendly site introducing the country of Ecuador. It contains country facts, maps, and links for Everyday Ecuador” including Celebrating Carnaval , Food in Ecuador, Suggested packing list for Ecuador (if you were to be a Peace Corps Volunteer), and What do people do for fun? There is also a packing your bags game. Be aware of the Make a Difference link on the left side of the page… a good introduction for elementary students for this part of the world. Reviewed by Tim Dove Jan 2003; updated by Tim Dove, Sep 2003.

El dia de tu me quieras (The day that you love me) (1999) (Women)

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Recommended because directed by Florence Jaugey Produced by Camila Films, Central Cultural Managua, the everyday life of policemen and social workers in one of the Women and Children Agencies of Managua reveals the authentic and complicated face of domestic violence. The video camera follows the women around the police station as they file complaints. There is no narrator. Reviewed by Stace Rierson, 3/1/02. Not from a Title VI site. Be aware of the fact that it is in Spanish with English subtitles. Be aware that this video is rather sophisticated, and that students should have knowledge of women’s issues in a third world country in order to fully engage in the information.

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El Otro Francisco (1974) (Human Rights)

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Recommended because directed by Sergio Giral (100 minutes, Feature), this film is based on the 19th century novel Francisco by Anselmo Su

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Electronic Outreach re Africa, Latin America and the Middle East

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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.

Elvia: The Fight for Land and Liberty (1988, 27 minutes) (Human Rights)

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Recommended because it tells the dramatic story of the landless poor in Honduras through the life of a brave 49-year old grandmother and peasant organizer. The impact of U.S. military intervention on the peasants is also explored in this revealing documentary. Kansas.

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Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture.

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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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Enter the Rain forest (Texas)

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Recommended because it is a great site for students to use to discover the rain forest. Dr. Steve Blythe, the creator of this site states…”I have been fortunate to have made many trips to different rain forests of the world. I often share these trips, and information about the rain forests, with my children’s classrooms. This website is a product of the enthusiasm of my audiences for this information. Tropical rain forests are spectacular areas, as are many wild and natural areas of our own country! Enjoy the photos, the sights and sounds of the rain forest (RealAudio required), the puzzles, projects, and games!”Start by using images on the top frame (in black and white). Navigation is from a drop down menu system. Due to internal navigation design I cannot set up links within this description… make sure to navigate through the many pages of this site… they are worth it. Be aware of the fact that with only a few noted exceptions, the photographs on this site are by Dr. Blythe, and copyrighted. They may be used freely by students and teachers for classroom projects, but may not be published, including on the internet, without permission. Although the site does not exclusively deal with the rain forests of Central and South America… be sure to check out the Maya link in the Rain forest Journeys section (the tree stump on the far right). Reviewed by Tim Dove Jan 2003; updated by Tim Dove, Sep 2003.

Environmental History of Latin America (Environment)

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Recommended because this site supplies an extensive bibliography of environmental resources for Latin America. The Online Bibliography for Environmental History of Latin America has now over 400 references, thanks to the invaluable suggestions of colleagues all over the field. They are constantly checking references and updating the bibliography in order to best serve educators. Regional information includes the Amazon, Andes, Brazil, Caribbean, Southern Cone, and Mesoamerica. It also list an extensive bibliography for online resources and videos on environmental topics. Be aware of the fact that this site is only a bibliography: it does not contain reviews nor lesson plans. However, if students are interested in researching Latin American environmental concerns, this is the site to reference. Reviewed by Stace Rierson, 2/2002;updated by Tim Dove Sep 2003. LANIC

Environmental History of Latin America (Stanford)

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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.

Esperanza Rising (2000)

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Recommended because this 262 page book was a Pura Belpr

Citation: Ryan, Pam Munoz. New York : Scholastic Press ($4.99 )ISBN/ISSN: 043912042X

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Ethnologue country index — Languages of the World

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Recommended because it lists all languages for each country with very detailed explanation, including the languages which are not commonly spoke and almost extinct. Start by the World , which provides an overall picturee. Be aware of the “more information” link for each language. This function will take viewer to more details about the langauge as well as its speakers.

Evan’s Ecuador (Texas)

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Recommended because it is a kid site to explore Ecuador. Join Evan on his journey to Ecuador. Evan is a 5 year old boy from Canada. In February and March of 1998, he traveled with his father on a four week vacation to South America. This is Evan’s story of his special journey. He will be your guide through the Andes Mountains, to the enchanted Galapagos Islands, and into the Amazon Rain forest. For younger students Evan (and his father) can introduce these parts of South America through text, drawings, sound and film clips. Be aware of the fact that if your computer doesn’t suuport .asf files (Microsoft Windows Media-Advanced Systems Format) you will not be able to view the film clips. Reviewed by Tim Dove Jan 2003; updated by Tim Dove, Sep 2003.

Evan’s Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia (Texas)

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Recommended because it is a kid site to explore Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia. In July, 2000, seven-year-old Evan embarked on a month-long journey. This time to Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia. Let Evan guide you through the wonders of the Gate of the Sun… there are film clips, pictures and text that examine Cotopaxi and the Tiger Scorpions, Piranha Fishing, Amazon Wildlife & Larvae, The Achuar People, Visit with a Shaman, Cuzco & The Guinea Pig, The Lost City of Machu Pichu and Lake Titicaca and the Island of the Sun. A fun site for students to use and have a friend along for the experience. Reviewed by Tim Dove Jan 2003; updated by Tim Dove, Sep 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.

Exploring International Connections Through Service Learning (Economics & Development)

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Recommended because this lesson provides ideas for service learning projects that explore the community’s cultural relationships with other parts of the world. The goal of service learning is to enhance student learning by providing opportunities to put the skills and knowledge emphasized in the classroom into action in the community. The lesson, which could be carried out over several class periods, is intended to be flexible and might be used for any subject or topic or for any grade level. While this lesson focuses on Indiana, the content could easily be transferred to other states. Be aware of the fact that this is a printable PDF document. Reviewed by Stace Rierson, 3/2002; updated by Tim Dove Sep 2003. Indiana in the World/The World in Indiana.

Exploring the Developing World: Life in Africa and Latin America.

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Recommended because it provides unit plans covering Latin America and Africa with focus on community, news, population, war, trade liberalization, and the environment.

Citation: Burns, R.S. (1993). Denver, CO: CTIR, University of Denver. Available from Social Studies School Service. http://catalog.socialstudies.com

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Expressions of Central America (Stanford)

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Recommended because it is an innovative, online educational tool to help teachers and students uncover the rich artistic, cultural, and historical heritage of Central American peoples from Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama. Each country links to other country-specific resources on music, arts, history, cultural preservation, language and education, customs, struggles, and indigenous issues. Start by Teachers’ Corner and Student Inter-Activities links for each country. Be aware of the fact that Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, and Panama pages are still under construction and not available by review date. However the other three nations are worth a look.

Extraordinary Hispanic Americans (1991)

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Recommended because this book, reorganized chronologically, profiles the lives of Hispanics who helped shape the history of the United States, from fifteenth-century explorers to twentieth-century writers, entertainers, and politicians. Recommended for grades 6-8. Reviewed by Stace Rierson, 3/8/02. Global Education Resources, Indiana University.

Citation: Sinnott, Susan. Chicago: Children’s Press.

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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.

Fact Monster: Information Please (Texas)

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Recommended because it provides kids basic almanac for general information about the countries of the world. Very usable for younger elementary. Easy Navigation with basic overview and current information about the countries of the world. You select the country you need from a simple alphabetical listing along the left side of the page. Reviewed by Tim Dove Jan 2003; updated by Tim Dove, Sep 2003.

Fall of the Aztec and Maya Empires (2002)

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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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Famous people of Mexico (2003)

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Recommended because this 64 page book is part of the “Our southern neighbor Mexico” series. It profiles notable Mexican leaders, conquerors, soldiers, revolutionaries, politicians, intellectuals, artists, writers, and women.. Reviewed by Tim Dove Jan. 2003.

Citation: Carew-Miller, Anna. Philadelphia, PA: Mason Crest Publishers ($19.95)ISBN/ISSN: 1590840763

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Farming Around the World (Economics & Development)

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Recommended because this lesson explores the resources that are available to farmers around the world. Students will contrast farms from different regions of the world. They will use these descriptions to identify productive resources used in agricultural production and draw conclusions about the relationship of resource abundance to goods and services produced. This lesson is especially appropriate for middle school to help students learn about resources. While this lesson focuses on Indiana, the content could easily be transferred to other states. Be aware of the fact that this is a printable PDF document. Reviewed by Stace Rierson, 3/2002; updated by Tim Dove Sep 2003. Indiana in the World/The World in Indiana.

Favelas (1989)

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Recommended because this film, directed by Chico Teixeira (color, 50 minutes), takes viewers into the heart of the Brazilian favelas, the slums that spread uncontrollably through Sao Paulo, Brazil’s wealthiest industrial center. The social reality of this cruel habitat is examined by those who dwell there and by artists, philosophers, educators and sociologists. “…portrays the sadness and hopelessness of life in the favelas…could be used as a starting point for discussions on social responsibility and the economic problems of the disadvantaged.” — Video Rating Guide for Libraries”…sensitive…highly recommended.”–Library Journal Be aware of the fact that the video with Portuguese dialogue and English subtitles. LANIC

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Favelas (Economics & Development)

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Recommended because it takes viewers into the heart of the Brazilian favelas, the slums that spread uncontrollably through Sao Paulo, Brazil’s wealthiest industrial center. The social reality of this cruel habitat is examined by those who dwell there and by artists, philosophers, educators and sociologists. Directed by Chico Teixeira,1989, color, 50 mins., video Portuguese dialog with English subtitles. LANIC*** “… portrays the sadness and hopelessness of life in the favelas … could be used as a starting point for discussions on social responsibility and the economic problems of the disadvantaged.” — Video Rating Guide for Libraries “…sensitive … highly recommended.” (Library Journal)

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Festejemos! (1992)

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Recommended because it is a calendar of holidays, festivals, and commemorative events. All ages. Reviewed by Stace Rierson, 3/8/02. NCSS webpage.

Citation: Ascheri, G. East Lansing: Michigan State University, Center for Latin and Caribbean Studies.

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Florida International University Latin American & Caribbean Center

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Recommended because this is the lead page that allows users to enter the Florida International University’s Latin American & Caribbean Center.

Flowers for Guadalupe (1995) (Women)

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Recommended because this film explores the importance of the Virgin of Guadalupe as a liberating symbol for Mexican women today. Twenty- three women speak out, in traditional testimonial format. The documentary follow an all-women’s pilgrimage from Queretaro state through several arduous but joyful days as it weaves its way through difficult terrain, harsh weather and congested streets to the Virgin’s shrine in Mexico City. Be aware of the fact that it is in Spanish with English subtitles. Be aware that this video is rather sophisticated, and that students should have knowledge of women’s issues in a third world country in order to fully engage in the information. Reviewed by Stace Rierson, 3/1/02. Not from a Title VI site.

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FolkCuba.com (Texas)

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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.

Food for the Ancestors (Texas)

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Recommended because it is a site that could introduce Days of the Dead, Art, and the use of Food to begin to understand some of the traditions of Mexican life. Food for the Ancestors is a culinary-history exploration of Days of the Dead, Mexican traditions and ancient ways of life that still exist there. All of these seen through Mexican cuisine. Be aware of the fact that this is a PBS site with a video available to support the lessons. Make sure to check out the Middle School (actually for grades 5&6) lessons : Discovering the Foods of Mexico. The high school lesson “extensions” (further down the page) are worth reviewing for ideas to “regear” for younger audiences as well. Reviewed by Tim Dove Jan 2003; updated by Tim Dove, Sep 2003.

Foreign Agricultural Service Online: North American Free Trade Agreement (Economics & Development)

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Recommended because this informative fact sheet details NAFTA from the perspective of the United States Department of Agriculture. Specific information includes: benefits to U.S. Agriculture, the elimination of specific NAFTA trade barriers, protection for import-sensitive crops, key NAFTA provisions, and rules of origin for agriculture. Reviewed by Stace Rierson, 2/2002.

Forest Conservation Patrol (Michigan)

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Recommended because it is a megasite on issues related to the environment and forest preservation. Start by For Kids section which link to Educational & Curriculum Resources, Facts, and a ‘What You Can Do’section. Use the search function to find specific country/region resources. A good place to start for introducing students to environmental issues in the region.

Free Cuba Foundation (Michigan)

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Recommended because this site offers the viewpoint that “life is not as rosy as the government makes it out to be.” Reviewed by Stace Rierson, 2/2002; updated by Tim Dove Sep 2003.

Frida Kahlo (1983)

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Recommended because produced by Hershon, Eila; Guerra, Roberto; & Von Bonin, Wibke, this video on the life of Frida Kahlo is not recommended because of its graphic sexual nature, potentially inappropriate for secondary students. Topics covered in this video are Kahlo?s childhood interest in painting, an accident at the age of 18 that left an indelible mark on her paintings, her two tumultuous marriages to Diego Rivera, marital infidelities, and her many unsuccessful attempts to bear children. Reviewed by Stace Rierson, 10/2001.

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