WWW: Día de los Muertos at the National Hispanic Cultural Center

Teacher Workshop at the NHCC

Teacher Workshop at the NHCC

The phenomenon of Día de los Muertos can be traced through Mesoamerica, where death initiated a journey of the soul through the nine levels of Chicunamictlán (The Land of the Dead). Origins can also be traced through Europe, where the popes of four centuries grappled with paganism, eventually establishing All Saints Day and All Souls Days on November 1st and 2nd.

The National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) has launched a Día de los Muertos website, exploring these fascinating origins, including the origins of specific elements like ofrendas and calaveras. The Día de los Muertos website also features lesson plans for ofrendas (all grade levels), calaveras (elementary), papel picado (all grade levels), and sugar skulls (all grade levels). Continue reading

Local Event!! Stitching Resistance: The History of Chilean Arpilleras

For all of our local New Mexico Teachers:

We are very excited to announce another upcoming LAII’s k-12 Teacher workshop for the arpillerafall semester “Stitching Resistance: The History of Chilean Arpilleras.”  The workshop will be held on Thursday, October 3, 2013 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.  This workshop is the third in a series that started last spring.   While the content is related, each workshop provides different information, so don’t worry, you don’t have to have attended the last two in order to register for this one.  Continue reading

Local Event!! Mexico and New Mexico: How we historically present the agency of Indigenous Peoples

For all of our local New Mexico Readers:

Rethinking Columbus flyerWe are very excited to announce our first LAII k-12 Teacher workshop of the year– “Mexico & New Mexico: How we historically present the agency of Indigenous Peoples.”  The workshop will be held on Wednesday September 18th from 5:00-8:00 pm at the Latin American and Iberian Institute, UNM.

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Local Events!! Día de los Muertos

????????????????????????????????????????Fall is always a busy time and this year is no different!!  There are some great Día de los Muertos events coming up that provide excellent opportunities for teachers.

Join the National Hispanic Cultural Center and the UNM Latin American & Iberian Institute(LAII) as we explore the history of Día de los Muertos in two different workshops designed specifically for educators. Continue reading

Local Event!! Stitching Resistance: The History of Chilean Arpilleras

For all of our local New Mexico Teachers:

We are very excited to announce our next series of LAII k-12 Teacher workshop for the arpilleraspring semester “Stitching Resistance: The History of Chilean Arpilleras.”

The National Hispanic Cultural Center and the UNM Latin American & Iberian Institute are coming together once again to provide another in-depth and profound look at Latin America history, art and experience via special events tailored for New Mexico teachers. Continue reading