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 AmericaCaribbeanCubaLanguage Studies
From Colonization to Globalization-An Interdisciplinary Approach: Lesson PlanDiversity in the Caribbean: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Teaching the Region Lesson PlanLACC/Miami International Film Festival: Fuacata! In-Class Discussion GuideThe Communication Game: Lesson Plan
LACC/Miami International Film Festival: Secrets of the Tribe In-Class Discussion GuideTeaching World History: US-Haiti Relations Lesson PlanIsland in Transition: How Cuba’s Past Will Influence its Future: Lesson Plan; Presentation; Images for the Gallery WalkPortuguese Language Curriculum 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 PlanThe 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 GuideCuban 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

The Histagram ManualMicah Oelze
Photovoice Methodology Project in the Dominican RepublicMark Padilla and Armando Matiz
Haitian Culture and Diasporic IdentityCharlene Desir
Scaling Social Media: From Local Snapshots to Global HashtagsMicah Oelze
Current Events & Multicultural Teaching: Infusing Global Themes MeaningfullyMariusz Galcyznski
Public Health and Social Marginalization in BrazilOkezi Otovo
Environmental Issues in the Caribbean: Afternoon ExerciseLigia Collado-Vides
Literature and All that Jazz: Listening to the Counter Narrative that Already ExistsHeather Russell
Histories of Historical Myths in Latin AmericaBianca Premo
Transforming Communities: HaitiDimmy Herard
Racial Identities in the AmericasJorge Duany
The Real Failure in Central AmericaJose Miguel Cruz
Global Read Webinar Series 2020: Grandpa Cacao: A Tale of Chocolate, from Farm to FamilyElizabeth Zunon
Global Read Webinar Series 2019: The Map of Salt and StarsJennifer Zeynab Joukhadar
Global Read Webinar Series 2019: When Morning ComesArushi Raina
Global Read Webinar Series 2019: Lucky, Broken GirlRuth Behar
Global Read Webinar Series 2019: GrenadeAlan Gratz
Immigration and Digital Media in an Urban LandscapeEmily Anderson
Storyboard HandoutSarah Mathews

Ethnobotany Online Module for K-12 Teachers

EthnobotanyLACC/Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

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

Afro-Cuban ArtCarol Damian