Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Teaching Latin America through Film

Some people might see showing a film in class as a break.  But if you're doing it right, it can be a real breakthrough in understanding cultures. 

If you're a North Carolina teacher, the Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies at UNC at Chapel Hill and Duke University will lend you films free.  They've got everything from fun, short pieces on Cinco de Mayo to full-length feature films by leading Latin American filmmakers. 

Read more about the film library and how to use film in your class here.  Then go here and choose a film.  And get ready for a breakthrough!

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