Archive of the Indigenous Languages of Latin America (Primary Sources)

Archive of the Indigenous Languages of Latin America (Primary Sources)

The Archive of the Indigenous Languages of Latin America (AILLA) is a digital language archive of recordings, texts, and other multimedia materials in and about the indigenous languages of Latin America. AILLA’s mission is to preserve these materials and make them available to Indigenous Peoples, researchers, and other friends of these languages now and for generations to come.

Peru in the 1920s (Exhibition)

Peru in the 1920s (Exhibition)

The early twentieth century brought political, economic, and social changes to Peru. After the devastating losses experienced from the War of the Pacific in the late 1800s, the need to reconstruct and reform Peruvian society lent itself to the economic opportunities modernization presented. This exhibition of postcards from the 1920s show how the past and present converged in Peru at this critical juncture.

Presenting Geospatial Research with ArcGIS (Platform Tutorial)

Presenting Geospatial Research with ArcGIS (Platform Tutorial)

This step-by-step tutorial will introduce you to ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS StoryMaps, free web-based tools that help you visualize and present geospatial research, using data and images from materials related to the Augustinian Order in sixteenth-century Mexico preserved at the Benson Latin American Collection.

Shared Resistance in the Mexican Revolution (Lesson)

Shared Resistance in the Mexican Revolution (Lesson)

Identify the common causes for resistance in the revolution by learning about the famous faces behind the Mexican Revolution (Zapata & Villa), as well as the less discussed heroes and heroines (Petra Herrera & Vicente Guerrero).

In What Ways Might Colonization Lead to Rebellion? (Unit)

In What Ways Might Colonization Lead to Rebellion? (Unit)

This unit aims to critically examine the ways colonization shaped Mexico, particularly in the years leading up to the Mexican Revolution. By analyzing the colonial system of encomienda and its postcolonial manifestation of casta, students will be able to understand the complex and racialized power dynamics contributing to the increased poverty and disenfranchisement of peoples across Mexico.

Printmaking of the Past, Present, and Future: The Legacy of Sam Z. Coronado (Unit)

Printmaking of the Past, Present, and Future: The Legacy of Sam Z. Coronado (Unit)

Students will learn about Austin printmaker and arts activist, Sam Z. Coronado. Lessons contextualize and connect Coronado’s work to the history of printmaking and Mexican printmaker José Guadalupe Posada. Students will create their own print based on a social/political issue of their choice and compose an artist statement that describes their work.