CLASP Celebrates Hispanic Heritage month in Washington


CLASP will cosponsor a second annual professional development day for mid-Atlantic region International Baccalaureate (IB) History and Spanish teachers and Library Media Specialists in Fairfax County, Virginia on September 26, 2018. Hosted by educators from South Lakes High School (Reston, VA) and organized by Julie Kline (Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) the workshop features presentations by three outstanding Georgetown University historians: John Tutino, Eric Gettig and Bryan McCann. The presenters will focus respectively on the Mexican Revolution, the Cold War in the Americas and on 20th Century Democratization in Latin America. The program also will include sessions on resources for teaching Latin America and the Caribbean by outreach professionals from UW-Milwaukee, Tulane, Vanderbilt and Georgetown. Library Media Specialists Linda Frantz and Mimi Marquet will also present on their LibGuide in development to support History of the Americas IB courses.

In addition, CLASP celebrates 25 year of the Américas Award with its annual award ceremony on Friday September 28th at 2:30 pm at the Library of Congress. This year’s program will be broadcast live through the Library of Congress Youtube channel. Please check it out live here.

Later that evening, the award winners Ibi Zoboi, author of American Street and Duncan Tonatiuh, author of Danza! will present to K-12 teachers at an engaging workshop co-sponsored by Teaching for Change and hosted by Howard University. Please share the event with teachers and others that are interested.

To learn about this year’s Américas Award winners and commended titles, please review the Américas Award site here.

Américas Award Sponsors
The awards are administered by the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP) and coordinated by both Tulane University’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies and Vanderbilt University’s Center for Latin American Studies. Generous support is also provided by Florida International University, Stanford University, The Ohio State University, UNC-Duke Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies, University of Florida, University of New Mexico, University of Texas at Austin, University of Utah, and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.