K-12 Resources

The Handbook of Texas Online is a multidisciplinary encyclopedia of Texas history, geography, and culture. It comprises more than 23,000 articles on people, places, events, historical themes, institutions, and a host of other topic categories. The scope is broad and inclusive, designed to provide readers with concise, authoritative, and accessible articles that provide factual, nonpartisan accounts on virtually every aspect of Texas history and culture.

Resources for Teaching About the Americas (RetaNet):   Web site for secondary educators

This site is the result of an educational project funded by the U.S. Department of Education. RetaNet is an outreach project of the Latin America Data Base (LADB), a part of the Latin American Institute at the University of New Mexico. RetaNet works with secondary teachers, educational specialists, and scholars to make accessible resources and curriculum materials about Latin America, the Spanish Caribbean, and the U.S. Southwest. A vital component of RetaNet is communications technology using computers and the Internet.

Hemispheres - Latin American & Caribbean Resources for K-12:  Maintained by the University of Texas at Austin Institute of Latin American Studies (ILAS).

A comprehensive list of resources available on Latin American & Caribbean language and literature, as well as individual country resources (listed alphabetically) and international resources for teaching about Latin America at K-12 levels.

Teaching About Central America

"Expressions of Central America, " developed at and maintained by Stanford University, is an innovative, online educational tool to help K-12 teachers and students uncover the rich artistic, cultural, and historical heritage of traditionally underrepresented Central American peoples. The site content, lesson plans, and student activities were developed to foster cultural awareness of Central American peoples through a heightened understanding of the historical events and cultural beliefs that have formed these artistic expressions. While enriching a wide spectrum of the K-12 curriculum, this educational website was designed for particular use by seventh and tenth grade social studies teachers.

Language Resources

"Language Links," maintained by the University of Wisconsin. This site includes information on African languages & literature, Asian languages, the Classics, English as a Second Language, French, Germanic languages, Hebrew & Semitic Studies, Portuguese, Quechua, Scandinavian studies, Slavic, and Spanish, as well as multi-lingual sites.

Zona Latina: Latin American Children Resources

Links to sites of interest for & about children, including country-sponsored websites in Spanish, Portuguese and English; information on television programming, cartoon and comic characters, magazines, entertainment companies, amusement parks, and toys. Also includes research articles about children and information relevant to social issues of children in the Americas.

Smithsonian Latino Center

Site for the educator to help young latinos learn about latino contributions in the arts, sciences, etc. in the U.S.

White House initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans

Includes information on projects and programs for Latino youth across the U.S.

Latino Museums and Museums with Latino Collections