There are limited materials and programs that emphasize the Andes and Amazonia, leaving the region to be severely underrepresented within K-12 curricula. Materials in Indigenous languages and on Indigenous cultures are even more scarce, leading to barriers of entry within the global information landscape. The K’acha Willaykuna Collaboration contributes to the production of K-12 materials on Andean and Amazonian Indigenous Arts and Humanities by working with students, faculty and visiting artists to render artist residency materials useful for K-12 audiences both in Ohio and in Andean and Amazonian communities.
Threshold Concepts: Ideas or skills that students need to get to the next level of understanding and critical engagement. Once encountered or experienced these concepts are difficult to un-see.
Habits of Mind: Habits of Mind are dispositions displayed by intelligent people in response to problems, dilemmas, and enigmas, the resolution of which are not immediately apparent.
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Cultural Humility: A lifelong commitment to embracing other cultures and ways of thinking with continuous self-evaluation and self-reflection.
The Talfourd P. Linn Cervantes Collection
The Talfourd P. Linn Cervantes Collection is a significant gathering of Cervantes Materials, especially strong in the areas of early editions of Don Quixote in Spanish, fine and illustrated editions, translations into English and French, and translations into numerous other languages. It also includes other valuable materials, such as early and important editions of Cervantes' other works, including Las Novelas Ejemplares and Los Trabajos de Persiles y Sigismunda, adaptations, criticism, illustrations, and works by other authors inspired by Cervantes. As of the end of 2001, the collection consisted of more than 425 titles.
Teach your students to think through primary source documents for contextual understanding and to extract information to make informed judgments. Use these worksheets — for photos, written documents, artifacts, posters, maps, cartoons, videos, and sound recordings — to teach your students the process of document analysis.