Resources on Latin America

Resources about Latin America

World 101: The Americas

The Council on Foreign Relations provides open access video modules on various regions of the world.

LANIC: Latin American Network Information Center

University of Texas at Austin website. THE place to start to research any Latin America-related topic. (Lesson plans, too.)

Outreach World

Website of U.S. Dept. of Education National Resource Centers. Wide variety of information on world regions as well as state-of-the-art teaching materials.

Librarians' Internet Index

A publicly funded website featuring links to websites selected by a team of librarians. Search by country or topic.

LANIC: Newspapers and News

Excellent list of links to information on the press in Latin America, and to newspapers in each country of the region.

World Newspapers, Magazines, and News Sites in English

Links to print media in English.

BBC News: Americas

The BBC is an outstanding source of news about the Americas (Canada and U.S. included). Past news stories are archived and can be easily accessed. Important issues, past and present, are explored in articles, analysis, profiles, and timelines. There are also profiles of each country in the hemisphere (go to bottom of page).

Electronic Embassy

Links to foreign embassy websites, veritable treasure troves of information. Usually bilingual.

CIA Factbook

The default source of basic information on any country in the world. Includes maps.


Resources for Teaching about Latin America

Teaching Colombia's Civil War: A Resource Guide

This annotated bibliography introduces sources available on Colombia’s Civil War and Peace Process in support of the 2017 Global Teacher Seminar. Sources marked with an asterisk * are accessible through The Ohio State University Libraries and our valued partner the Columbus Metropolitan Library.

Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

A nonprofit journalism organization focusing on under-reported topics, promoting high-quality international reporting and creating platforms that reach broad and diverse audiences. Includes articles, lesson plans, and multimedia.

Southern Poverty Law Center: Teaching Tolerance

This project of the Southern Poverty Law Center features a magazine, professional development, classroom activities, teaching kits, and more, all free to educators.
Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad
U.S. Dept. of Education program for K-12 teachers. Participants travel to the region to explore specific themes. The Latin American centers at U T Austin and U Pittsburgh, frequent facilitators, upload resulting teaching materials to their websites: Online Resources for Global Educators

Product of the ongoing collaboration of Ohio State's Social Studies and Global Education program with Ohio State's Area Studies Centers and Indiana University's Center for the Study of Global Change.

SPICE: Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education

Multidisciplinary curriculum materials on international themes. Top quality; purchase required for most.

Hemispheres: The International Outreach Consortium at the University of Texas at Austin

Curriculum units and online resources on a variety of international topics.

Oxfam Education

Resources available by age range, topic, curriculum area, location, and more.

PBS Teachers

Classroom resources, online professional development, and peer connections available.

International Education - Ohio Department of Education: Instructional Management System

Links to resources that include lesson plans, professional development, exchanges, etc., to help teachers prepare Ohio citizens to live, work, and participate in the global economy.


Designed to help educators integrate the Internet as a standard classroom resource, this site covers valuable online resources, including lesson plans for teaching social studies and foreign languages to all grade levels.

Gateway to Educational Materials (GEM)

Annotated directory of Internet lesson plans, curriculum units, and activities pertaining to K-12 subjects. Users can browse sites by subject or keyword, desired grade, or education level. You can also search by subject, keyword, title, and full text of the site description. From the U.S. Department of Education.

Américas Book Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature

The Américas Award is given yearly in recognition of U.S. works of fiction, poetry, folklore, or nonfiction published in the previous year in English or Spanish that authentically and engagingly portray Latin America, the Caribbean, or Latinos in the United States. Website includes list of previous winners.

FLTeach: Foreign Language Teaching Forum

E-mail listserv for language teachers. Many good links on Resources webpage.


U.S. Department of Education Title VI National Resource Centers (NRCs) for Latin America and the Caribbean

Columbia Universitys Institute of Latin American Studies
Duke University  Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies
Florida International Universitys Latin American & Caribbean Center
Indiana University's Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
New York University, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at NYU
Ohio State University, Center for Latin American Studies
Stanford University, Center for Latin American Studies
Tulane University's Roger Thayer Stone Center for Latin American Studies
University of Arizonas' Center for Latin American Studies
University of California, Berkeleys' Center for Latin American Studies
University of California, Los Angeles' International Institute
University of Chicagos' Center for Latin American Studies
University of Floridas' Center for Latin American Studies
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies
University of Kansas, Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies
University of New Mexico, Latin American & Iberian Institute
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Institute for the Study of the Americas
University of Pittsburghs' Center for Latin American Studies
University of Wisconsin, Madison, Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies Program
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Vanderbilt Universitys' Center for Latin American Studies
Yale Universitys' Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies

Professional Associations

Most association websites include resources for educators, including announcements of professional development opportunities.
National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS)
social Studies-Preparing Students for College, Career and Civic Life.
Ohio Council for the Social Studies
Educating Ohio's Citizens for Tomorrow's World.
American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)
Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (CSTFL)
Ohio Foreign Language Association
Every Ohio student will be proficient in a second language, which is essential to a world-class education.