For Latinx Heritage Month (September 15-October 15), we encourage educators to address topics that are often left out of the textbook.

This year we are launching Teach Central America Week October 7-13. Read more below.

We include here resources for learning and teaching about Afro-Latinos, Central America, Puerto Rico, immigration, and more.
Booklists for Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month
Teach Central America Week
October 7-13, 2019
Join educators across the country for #TeachCentralAmerica week from October 7 - 13, 2019 . More than four million Central Americans reside in the United States and migration from the region is headline news. However, most schools teach very little about Central America, including the long history of U.S. involvement in the region.
Resources for Teaching about Central America
You can find lessons, books, poetry, and other resources for teaching about Central America at .
Teaching Ideas for Elementary
We offer teaching ideas for elementary classrooms, including many ideas to complement picture books that can be read aloud.
Lessons for Middle and High School
Our lessons for middle, and high school introduce students to key people in Central American history, the effects of ongoing conflicts in the region, the roots of immigration from the region to the United States, U.S. policy in Central America, and more.
Poetry & Prose
We feature selected poetry and literature excerpts for use in PK-12 classrooms by noted Central American authors, including many members of the  Committed Generation .
Dozens of recommended books for elementary, middle, high school, and adults about Central America and migration to the United States.
History is key to understanding current events in Central America. We begin with the history of El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Honduras. We also feature links to articles about migration to the United States and current events.
Recommended films for the classroom on Central America.
The 1993 documentary If the Mango Tree Could Speak featured ten adolescents from El Salvador and Guatemala, telling their stories of growing up in the midst of war. The website When We Were Young / There Was A War continues the story of those same people today, who are now adults. The site includes lessons for the classroom.
What do you teach about Central America?
Are you teaching about Central America or Central American migration to the United States in your classroom? Have you used lessons or other resources from ?

Please share your teaching stories with us. In appreciation for your time, we will send you a free copy of your choice of books , A Promise to Keep by Mario Bencastro or Caribbean Connections: Moving North .
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