Teach Central America Week

October 7-13, 2019

Join educators across the country for #TeachCentralAmerica week from October 7 - 13, 2019. More than four million Central Americans reside in the United States and migration from the region is headline news. However, most schools teach very little about Central America, including the long history of U.S. involvement in the region.


Resources for Teaching about Central America









Teachers from 29 states and the District of Columbia have signed up to participate in Teach Central America Week so far. Add your name.

Organizational Endorsers

  • Amigos de las Americas

  • Arte Público Press

  • Bilingual Education For Central America

  • Casa Camino Real Bookstore

  • Casa de la Cultura El Salvador

  • Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke University

  • Fox Valley Literacy

  • Laberinto Projects

  • Malik Melodies Sisterhood, Inc.

  • National Louis University

  • Phoenix Charter Academy

  • Shout Mouse Press

  • Solyart

  • UU College of Social Justice


Sign Up Today

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Educators who sign on are expected to participate in AT LEAST ONE of the following ways:

  • Implement lessons about Central America in my classroom

  • Share a lesson I created about Central America with other educators

  • Encourage my colleagues to get involved. Tell at least one other person in my building about what I'm doing!

  • Attend an event during the week

  • Share the story! (Invite a visitor, social media, etc.)

For whole school partnership the school community agrees to participate in ALL of the following ways:

  • Endorse: School is publicly listed as supporting Teach Central America Week

  • School leadership is publicly supportive

  • Teach Central America Week is on the school calendar

  • Parents are informed of Teach Central America Week

  • School shares the resources to teach about Central America with teachers

  • Every student engages in some type of activity related to Teach Central America Week’

  • Share the story! (Invite a visitor, social media, etc.)

Organizations who sign on agree to ENDORSE Teach Central America Week, have their organization publicly listed, and participate in AT LEAST ONE of the following ways:

  • Share a public statement in support of Teach Central America Week

  • Promote the Teach Central America Week

  • Host/cohost an event

  • Align events and/or programming with Teach Central America Week

Community members who sign on and are expected to participate in AT LEAST ONE of the following ways:

  • Have a conversation at your dinner table

  • Share a public statement (on social media or other platform)

  • Attend an event

  • Promote teacher/student work; share stories/elevate the voices

  • Donate your space for an event

  • Donate your skills

  • Make a financial donation