Summer Institute Curricular Materials Available Online

This summer, the Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies (CLAIS) at the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale, the Yale Programs in International Education Resources (PIER) and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) at NYU partnered on a summer institute for educators. Titled Colonial LatinContinue reading “Summer Institute Curricular Materials Available Online”

Teachers in Residence Present at K-12 Educator Conference

Teaching Latin America’s migration history in the classroom can be a challenge. The most recent K-12 Educator Conference focused on just this issue, bringing scholars and educators together for a day of learning and exchange. Two educators participating in the CLACS Teacher Residency Program spoke at the event. David Hanna currently teaches at University NeighborhoodContinue reading “Teachers in Residence Present at K-12 Educator Conference”

K-12 Educator Series Explores US/Mexico Relations

Early this past December, CLACS and what moves you? hosted a series of two K-12 Educator Workshops which focused on two films from the Indocumentales / Undocumentaries US-Mexico Film Series. The December 5th event included a screening of Farmingville; and the December 14th workshop focused on the film Which Way Home. The events featured anContinue reading “K-12 Educator Series Explores US/Mexico Relations”

CLACS K-12 Summer Institute on Colonial Latin America

Last summer, in the first ever collaboration between NYU CLACS, Yale PIER, and the Yale Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies, CLACS helped organized the Colonial Latin America Summer Institute for educators. The Institute is a series of intensive professional development sessions that serves as a continuing educational training tool for in-service and pre-serviceContinue reading “CLACS K-12 Summer Institute on Colonial Latin America”

Yale-NYU K-12 Summer Institute: Rethinking Columbus… On the Way to the Airport

While I was in the Dominican Republic last week, I kept running into Columbus. He turned up in colonial museums where the history of his voyages to the island was featured. He was in the lovely plaza next to the cathedral (a statue in his most famous pose) where he now faces the Hard RockContinue reading “Yale-NYU K-12 Summer Institute: Rethinking Columbus… On the Way to the Airport”

Yale-NYU K-12 Summer Institute: Migration and Demographic Development of the DR

As an educator, when thinking of the Dominican Republic, the faces of my students appear in my mind and images of where they’ve come from in the country begin to illustrate the funds of knowledge they are bringing into my classroom.  Today’s session brought us to Centro de Leon in Santiago, Dominican Republic and focusedContinue reading “Yale-NYU K-12 Summer Institute: Migration and Demographic Development of the DR”

Yale-NYU K-12 Summer Institute: Haiti-DR Relations

I think one of the most controversial days we spent in Santo Domingo was on Friday, July 14th. The activities planned focused on contemporary issues about the Dominican Republic and Haiti, including a panel discussion on contemporary perspectives about Haiti. I was especially looking forward to this event because my research project focused on Dominican-HaitianContinue reading “Yale-NYU K-12 Summer Institute: Haiti-DR Relations”

Yale-NYU K-12 Summer Institute: Sugar Production in DR

During my trip with the PIER Institute to Santo Domingo, I visited the first two sugar mills constructed in Spanish America. Touring the sugar mills or ingenios was interesting to me. The ruins of the ingenios, show the remains of the socio-economic effects of colonization, and have historic importance, and since my project is onContinue reading “Yale-NYU K-12 Summer Institute: Sugar Production in DR”

Yale-NYU K-12 Summer Institute: The Colonial Period in Santo Domingo

For my reflection of the visits to the different Taino – Colonial settings and museums, I have to state that as a Dominican student growing up in this country in the late 60’s all of the 70’s, I had limited knowledge of the level of history, the richness and above all, the great significance thatContinue reading “Yale-NYU K-12 Summer Institute: The Colonial Period in Santo Domingo”

Participation in PBS Series “Black in Latin America”

PBS recently aired Cuba: The Next Revolution, the second episode of a four-part series titled Black in Latin America. The latest production effort of Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr., this series explores the influence of African descent on Latin America, looking specifically at the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Cuba, Brazil, Mexico, and Peru. Enriching theContinue reading “Participation in PBS Series “Black in Latin America””