Teaching Central America

An online collection of lessons, book lists, biographies of noted historical figures, and readings for free use by classroom teachers.

Time Periods: 18th Century, 19th Century, 20th Century, 21st Century, All US History
Themes: Immigration, Imperialism, Latinx, US Foreign Policy, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements, World History/Global Studies

Teaching Central America Website | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's HistoryMore than four million Central Americans reside in the United States today, yet the lack of resources on Central American heritage in most schools make the rich history and literature of the region invisible. Central America is too-often portrayed as simply a strip of land on a map connecting North and South America. Students are left to imagine that their Central American heritage, or that of their peers, is insignificant. Teachers have learned little of the history themselves and there is a scarcity of literature in the school libraries. Teaching for Change has launched a campaign to help fill that gap with resources for teaching about Central America.

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