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.

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.