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Teach with The Latin American Library

This Library Guide contains sample lesson plans and other resources that teachers and librarians can use and adapt when collaborating with The Latin American Library, or in their own library and research skills classes.

Special Collections Workshops

Below are lesson plans and worksheets that The Latin American Library has designed in collaboration with faculty in the History Department at Tulane University. In the two sessions linked below, students worked in pairs or small groups to analyze one grouping of items from the LAL Special Collections, which the librarians laid out on tables in advance of class.

Students in a special collections workshop for a Cuban Revolution class

Research Skills Workshops

The Latin American Library also offers workshops geared at helping students in History courses find sources and build bibliographies for their research projects. 

Here is one example of a lesson plan for an in-person class in which students worked on laptops to search for sources:

The following activity is focused on teaching students to search for, retrieve, and analyze scholarly monographs in print in the library's stacks:

Transcription Workshops

Tulane professor Dr. Rosanne Adderley and LAL Research & Instruction Librarian Rachel Stein collaboratively designed this activity to have students practice accessing and transcribing documents in Adam Matthew's Colonial Caribbean Database (Module 1). This subscription database contains Colonial Office Files from The National Archives, UK:

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