A Window on the World: Internet 
Resource Guide Copyright © 1999 Wisconsin International Outreach Consortium


Latin America

Compiled by the Center for Latin America at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the Latin American and Iberian Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  1. General
    1. Aztec Student Teacher Resource Center
      This site features a wide variety of resources on Mexico, including sample class outlines and hand-outs that have been used successfully in the classroom. Includes information about Aztec religion, medicine, rulers, and research, as well as a links page and a message board.
    2. Center for Latin America, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
      This web site includes information on an extensive educational outreach program, including a free-loan audiovisual collection, Center-produced curricula, upcoming teacher workshops, and links to many key Latin American studies sites.
    3. Center for the Study of Books in Spanish for Children and Adolescents
      A unique center which promotes the use of Spanish language books (U.S. and Latin American published) in the classroom and in library collection development. This web site is available in English and Spanish.
    4. Classroom Connect
      MayaQuest and GalapagosQuest are just two of the interactive classroom experiences offered by this site which also includes a Resource Station with lesson plans and other Internet projects.
    5. Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP)
      CLASP promotes all facets of Latin American Studies throughout the United States. Specific programs include outreach activities and the development of teaching aids for the classroom. Sponsor of the Américas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature.
    6. Curriculum Resource Program, Cultural Survival
      Develops multicultural educational materials designed to raise awareness about indigenous peoples, ethnic minorities and human rights. The program works in partnership with teachers from local schools, offering teachers and students first hand resources and the opportunity to work with an international human rights organization. These partnerships include curriculum planning and result in specific curricular materials, as well as an annual student conference.
    7. Internet Resources for Latin America
      Latin America resource list provided by Molly Molloy of the New Mexico State University Library. Not only many links, but also a thorough discussion on the importance of the Internet in Latin America, and how to use the Internet for finding information on Latin America.
    8. Latin American and Iberian Studies Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison
      This site includes a page for K-12 educators and now includes an interactive forum where teachers can post questions for others to read and answer. The Latin American and Iberian Studies Program web site also offers information about study-abroad programs.
    9. LatinWorld
      This site, presented in both Spanish and English, features a general directory of Internet resources on Latin America and the Caribbean. Browse by region or use the search engine to find what you are looking for.
    10. MundoLatino
      Billed as the most complete index to media in Spanish. Users can search this site by country or topic.
    11. Organization of American States
      The Organization of American States (OAS) is the world's oldest regional organization, dating back to the First International Conference of American States, held in Washington, D.C., in 1889-1890. Today, nearly fifty years later, all 35 sovereign states of the Americas are members of the OAS.
    12. Peace Corps Kids' World
      Kids' World, brought to you by the Peace Corps. Join Traveler, as she explores the globe and learns about making a difference.
    13. Resources for Teaching about the Americas (RETAnet)
      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.
    14. University of Texas - Latin American Network Information Center (UT-LANIC)
      The objective of LANIC is to provide Latin American users with access to academic databases and information services throughout the Internet world, and to provide Latin Americanists around the world with access to information on and from Latin America. Perhaps the most comprehensive site Internet site to be found on Latin America.
    15. Webmuseo
      A virtual museum site, with locations representing different periods in European colonialism in Latin America.