Online Lesson Plans and Teacher Resources

To encourage the introduction or expansion of the study of Latin America in the curriculum of Miami-Dade area K-12 schools, LACC prepares and provides lesson plans applicable for social studies, world cultures, global history, and science. Additionally, area educators interested in expanding their Latin American and Caribbean based curriculum are encouraged to contact LACC's Associate Director, Liesl Picard, to explore possibilities for collaboration.

Free Curricula, Lesson Plans and Teacher Resource Downloads:

Latin America Caribbean Cuba Language Studies
From Colonization to Globalization-An Interdisciplinary Approach: Lesson Plan Diversity in the Caribbean: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Teaching the Region Lesson Plan LACC/Miami International Film Festival: Fuacata! In-Class Discussion Guide The Communication Game: Lesson Plan
LACC/Miami International Film Festival: Secrets of the Tribe In-Class Discussion Guide Teaching World History: US-Haiti Relations Lesson Plan Island in Transition: How Cuba’s Past Will Influence its Future: Lesson Plan; Presentation; Images for the Gallery Walk Portuguese Language Curricula Introduction; Florida Standards; General Benchmarks; Elementary School; Elementary: What can I do with the language? Middle and High School; Can-do Benchmarks; Intercultural Can-do Statements; Resources
LACC/Miami International Film Festival: The Colors of the Mountain In-Class Discussion GuideFilm- Coming Home: Haiti Lesson Plan The Cuban Revolution: Lesson Plan 1; Presentation 1; Chart 1; Lesson Plan 2; Presentation 2
LACC/Miami International Film Festival: The Wind and the Water In-Class Discussion Guide Cuban Missile Crisis: Lesson Plan
Latin American Revolutions: Lesson Plan; The Latino Movement; The Civil Rights Movement; Organize the Facts Handout; Outline
Two Sides to Every War: Lesson Plan; Presentation; Article

Classroom Tools: Presentations that Provide Content for Lessons

Global Issues and Digital Media

Year Title By:
2017 Photovoice Methodology Project in the Dominican Republic Mark Padilla and Armando Matiz
2017 Haitian Culture and Diasporic Identity Charlene Desir
2017 Scaling Social Media: From Local Snapshots to Global Hashtags Micah Oelze
2017 Current Events & Multicultural Teaching: Infusing Global Themes Meaningfully Mariusz Galcyznski
2016 Public Health and Social Marginalization in Brazil Okezi Otovo
2016 Environmental Issues in the Caribbean: Afternoon Exercise Ligia Collado-Vides
2015 Literature and All that Jazz: Listening to the Counter Narrative that Already Exists Heather Russell
2015 Histories of Historical Myths in Latin America Bianca Premo
2015 Transforming Communities: Haiti Dimmy Herard
2015 Racial Identities in the Americas Jorge Duany
2015 The Real Failure in Central America José Miguel Cruz

Summer Art Institute for K-12 Teachers- Art, Culture, and Identity: Picturing Cuba through the Pérez Cuban Art Collection

Year Title By:
2016 Afro-Cuban Art Carol Damian