July 25 - August 3, 2012
Welcome to Tulane University's Summer Teacher Institute on the Maya, "Signs of Change: A Glimpse of Past & Present Cultural Landscapes of Guatemala." This institute will guide educators through a quick yet in-depth exploration of Guatemala and its geography, people, and culture. Participants will engage in the complex issues of identity, globalization, language, and cultural inheritance while on this trip. The group will create a set of curricula for use in their own classrooms as well as for distribution to all other educators teaching the Maya.
This program is sponsored by Tulane University's Stone Center for Latin American Studies through a U.S. Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center grant, Tulane's Department of Anthropology, the Middle American Research Institute (MARI) and the University of Texas at Austin's Casa Herrera.