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Central America

Central America is the isthmus that bridges North America to South America. It is home to Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama. A region rich in natural resources, it is also plagued by extreme poverty and political corruption.

Lesson Plans

Map Central America Map
Booklet The Amazing Twins Discussion Guide

CLAS Resources

DVD A Ojos Cerrados (Costa Rica, 2010)
DVD Banana Split (2002)
DVD Bananas! (2009)
PDF Calendar and Math
DVD Cracking the Maya Code (2008)
Book Exploring Art of the Ancient Americas
Culture Box Guatemala Culture Box and Powerpoint
DVD La Camioneta (Guatemala, 2012)
Map Map of El Salvador
Map Map of Guatemala
Book Popol Vuh: A Sacred Book of the Maya
Booklet The Amazing Twins Discussion Guide
Book The Ancient American World
Book The Path Between the Seas: The Panama Canal

CLAS Workshop Presentations

PPT Apocalypse Now?
PPT Do Indigenous Groups Disappear?
PPT Maya Hieroglyphs, Calendars, and Math
PPT The Afro-Caribbean Diaspora in Panama
PPT The Ancient Maya (Part I)
PPT The Ancient Maya (Part II)