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Center for Cultural Resources - Latin America: Latin America

Links for Educators


Latin America, birth place of the potato, has over 5,000 varieties. Thanks to Latin America, potatoes are seen in almost every countries cuisines.  (click the potato to learn more) 

International Potato Center

Want to learn more about Latin American culture? Click the picture and explore the links!

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An overview of Pre-Columbian history:

Latin America.


Latin America contains a diverse population of people each with their own diverse culture. Containing the Amazon rainforest, Latin America is home the thousands of unique flora and fauna as well as a multitude of climates. Latin America is also home to many amazing cities that show a modern interpretation of many cultural traditions.

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Dia de los Muertos

Dia de los Muertos, also known as Day of the Dead, is a day remembering the dead by cooking, making music, and decorating the graves of the dead.

Librarian, Campus Archivist, Liaison to Education


Want to experience Latin American culture in Louisville? Click the pictures below!

Worldfest 2015 University of Louisville

Photo of queso and salsa with cilantro in a bowl from Los Aztecas restaurant Louisville Kentucky.


Samantha Mattingly is a Teacher Candidate at Indiana University Southeast majoring in Secondary Education. 

Samantha hopes to engage students in her classroom with historical artifacts, demonstrations, and interactive lessons.  Believing that the world is connected through the past and present, Samantha believes she can connect her students to the lessons making history relevant to their everyday lives. 

Sarah Korcz- IUS 2020 Secondary Teacher Candidate

Sarah is excited to bring cultural diversity to the classroom through a variety of hands-on artifacts brought to us by the Center for Cultural Resources.