Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute

Tulane University

La Tierra Mágica: Una exploración cultural de la América Latina

La tierra mágica: Una exploración cultural de la América Latina is a resource guide on Latin American culture, designed to be used in classes of Spanish for U.S. students at the advanced high school or intermediate to advanced college level. The course was developed with three primary goals in mind:
(1) to introduce students to basic information about aspects of history, sociology, and the humanities that influence life in contemporary Latin America;
(2) to help students develop a global perspective on social, political and cultural factors common to peoples throughout the world;
(3) to promote the development of communicative skills in students of Spanish.

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Teaching Cuban Culture & Society: A K-12 Summer Educator Institute in Cuba

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The Stone Center for Latin American Studies and the Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute at Tulane University are proud to announce a two-week summer educator institute exploring the geography, culture and history of Cuba. For an educator, Cuba is rich with lessons to bring into the classroom. This program highlights the important historical and cultural connections between the United States and Cuba. Participants will explore key sites and meet local experts and artists who will provide unique insight for educators who teach such subjects as U.S./Latin American Relations, World Geography, World History, and Spanish among others. Come and visit the site of the historic Bay of Pigs, explore Milton Hershey’s sugar plantation and hear firsthand about the Cuban national literacy campaign from the teachers themselves.

More information coming soon!

Please email crcrts@tulane.edu or call 504.865.5164 for additional details.