Outreach at DRCLAS
DRCLAS promotes awareness of and teaching on Latin America across an array of disciplines both within Harvard University and to outside audiences. In addition to support for faculty and students in research and courses, DRCLAS reaches beyond the University, promoting learning about the region to elementary, middle and high school teachers and students as well as the community at-large.
For more information on the Outreach Program, please contact Erin Goodman, Senior Project Manager, at 617-495-0755.
Teaching Water: Global Perspectives on a Resource in Crisis
A workshop for educators (grades 6-12), August 5-8, 2013 at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA.
Global Literature Online Book Group: Webinar with Julia Alvarez
In 2012-2013, DRCLAS is please to participate in the new Global Literature Online Book Group for Educators, a partnership of international study centers on Harvard's campus, this online reading series for k-12 educators will explore literature from five global regions: Africa, Latin America, Russia, the Middle East, and the Islamic World. Workshop participants will have the opportunity to discuss works of global literature with experts and authors in monthly, online conversations. Participants are welcome to register for all or individual sessions. Educators who succesffully complete all five sessions will be awarded 20 Professional Development Points.
The webinar on December 5, 2012, is sponsored by DRCLAS: In the Time of the Butterflies, with Professor Glenda Carpio and a Q&A with author Julia Alvarez
Listen to the Webinar below:
Listen to an NEA interview with Julia Alvarez
More information and registration
Mysteries of the Maya Calendar Museum
Mysteries of the Maya Calendar Museum was written by father-and-daughter team Professor David Carrasco and Laanna Carrasco, for children ages 8-14.
Did Maya peoples and their calendar predict the end of the world? Will the world end soon? Come join Carlos, Lucia, and their new friend Julia as they learn about the Maya calendar and go on a dream journey to find the truth about the end of the world! Along the way, they eet a talking macaw named Octavio, discover the secret of the Maya glyph for the end of time, fly down a portal to the ancient city of Chichén Itzá, hear the song of the daykeeper Smoking Parrot, and learn the magic of the phrase "the beginning is in the end."
Watch Professor Carrasco and Laanna Carrasco discuss their book and read from it, in this short video produced at DRCLAS
Hear Professor Carrasco narrate the rest of the storyline of Mysteries of the Maya Calendar Museum
Teachers: Incorporate this book and Maya lessons to your classroom using this Teacher Guide created by Ben Leeming
Buy the book online