The Second 2020 Teaching Fellows Session – #MotherTonguesUnited: What Historically Undervalued Languages Teach Us About Freedom

by Marchita Primavera, CLACS MA Candidate On Saturday, October 10 we had our second session of the Teaching Fellows program where we enjoyed a great discussion and presentation titled #MotherTonguesUnited: What Historically Undervalued Languages Teach Us About Freedom. Led by Kreyòl at NYU instructor professor Wynnie Lamour, it gathered from her background and experience teachingContinue reading “The Second 2020 Teaching Fellows Session – #MotherTonguesUnited: What Historically Undervalued Languages Teach Us About Freedom”

Welcoming our 2020 CLACS Teaching Fellows Program Cohort

by Marchita Primavera, CLACS MA Candidate On Saturday, September 12, the 2020 Teaching Fellows cohort held its first meeting of the year-long program, and we are excited to report that it was a success. The virtual meeting was attended by ten K-12 educators of diverse disciplines (history, language, and math), and various grade levels, whoContinue reading “Welcoming our 2020 CLACS Teaching Fellows Program Cohort”

CLACS K-12 Educator Initiatives You Should Know About

  We are starting off the Summer with two initiatives designed to give educators tool and resources to address timely issues of immigration, language learning, and teaching in times of COVID-19.   CLACS 2020 Teacher Fellowship Program: Teaching About Language, Contemporary Culture and Immigration The Teacher Fellowship Program promotes the development of K-12 curriculum focused on the themesContinue reading “CLACS K-12 Educator Initiatives You Should Know About”

La Jaula de Oro Closes Indocumentales Season

On Thursday, December 17 at 6:30pm, CLACS will be hosting the last screening of the Fall 2015 Indocumentales Series. This semester’s series will close with a “broche de oro,” as we will be presenting La Jaula de Oro. This film by director Diego Quemada-Diez has won an impressive array of awards, accolades, and distinctions. Click hereContinue reading “La Jaula de Oro Closes Indocumentales Season”

Early Latin American Migration to the U.S. Focus of Next Indocumentales

Post by Gretchen Kyle Shaheen, CLACS MA Candidate and Graduate Associate for K-12 Outreach On Monday, November 23, CLACS will be presenting the second film in this semester’s installation of Indocumentales.  Starting at 6:30pm, we will be screening Empire of Dreams (1880-1942) of the PBS Series Latino Americans. The second part of the Latino Americans Series,Continue reading “Early Latin American Migration to the U.S. Focus of Next Indocumentales”

An Update: Stories of El Salvador

We have continued developing the exhibition, Stories of El Salvador: The Civil War and Its Aftermath over the course of the Fall semester. What had started as a small project to showcase the Mujeres de la Guerra Project has grown into an exhibition that will have robust collateral programming that will include a film series,Continue reading “An Update: Stories of El Salvador”

Cinco de Mayo Explored at CLACS

Cinco de Mayo is celebrated across the U.S. as a festive Mexican holiday, but it also has deep historical and cultural significance. At a CLACS K-12 Outreach event, author David Hayes Bautista presented his recently published book, El Cinco de Mayo: An American Tradition, which looks at the shifting meanings of Cinco de Mayo in historical perspective.  AccordingContinue reading “Cinco de Mayo Explored at CLACS”

Announcing the 2012 Teacher Residency Program

The CLACS Teacher Residency Program is a unique opportunity for New York City educators interested in professional and curriculum development on Latin America and the Caribbean. The program aims to provide a space for teachers to grow their own knowledge base, gather and create accessible and engaging teaching materials, and share materials with other educators.Continue reading “Announcing the 2012 Teacher Residency Program”

Profile: David Hanna of the CLACS Teacher Residency Program

As part of our K-12 Outreach, CLACS hosts a teacher residency program, attracting local educators who are interested in enhancing the Latin American studies curricula in their classrooms. David Hanna, a history teacher at University Neighborhood High School in Manhattan’s Lower East Side, teaches Regents prep courses in both Global and U.S. History, as well asContinue reading “Profile: David Hanna of the CLACS Teacher Residency Program”

‘Teaching Global History’ Project Brings Educators and Scholars Together

The “Teaching Global History” book project aims to bridge the gap between historians and history teachers.  A group of four New York City public high school teachers, with help from NYU graduate students, are working to translate cutting edge history scholarship to a format that works for high school classrooms. Mike Stoll and Maia Merin,Continue reading “‘Teaching Global History’ Project Brings Educators and Scholars Together”