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Resources for K-16 Educators

The KU Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS), a designated U.S. Department of Education National Resource Center, is committed to strengthen interdisciplinarity, develop experiential learning opportunities, foster language development, expand regional knowledge, support internationalization of the professional schools, and partner with K-12 schools, community colleges, and other universities. On this page you can find information about upcoming or past workshops, lesson plans, culture trunks, podcasts, and a library of books, maps, videos and more!

For more information please contact us at clacs@ku.edu. We are always looking for ideas for content and program development – please be in touch and let us know how we can help you integrate Latin American and Caribbean studies into your classrooms!


CLACS develops a wide array of workshops, resources, and outreach programing available and open to all faculty, students, and educators. In partnership with other KU Area Studies Centers or community organizations, we collaborate with educators, faculty, and community experts to host two-to-three workshops annually for Great Plains K-16 educators on a wide variety of pedagogoical and curricular topics. These workshops are meant to help K-16 educators, students, communities, and educational institutions to increase awareness and understanding of Latin America and the Caribbean. We also coordinate or sponsor over 80 events annually, such as lectures, symposia, film screenings, concerts and conferences, so there are many ways for you and your students to learn and engage. 

Teaching the Unexpected Caribbean

October 2018

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Culturally Responsive Teaching in Uncertain Times

September 2018

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Return to Sender: Exploring U.S. Immigration Policy

July 2017

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Global Studies Symposium

Learn about current affairs and ongoing research around the world

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Past Workshops

Explore past workshops and materials

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Culture Trunks

Ready-to-Deliver artifacts, Straight to your classroom

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Postcards From Abroad

A sponsored Kansas Public Radio podcast that inspires discovery

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Lesson Plans

Latin American and Caribbean curriculum resources

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Online Resources

Teaching resources for all grades

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