Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Coffee, Culture & Community Development Teacher Workshop

March 17th, 2011
8:30 - 1:30 pm

The Roosevelt Hotel
123 Baronne Street
New Orleans, LA 70112

In collaboration with Vanderbilt University‘€™s Center for Latin American Studies, Institute for Coffee Studies, Tulane University‘€™s Stone Center for Latin American Studies, and the National Coffee Association present a K-12 teacher workshop in coordination with the NCA centennial convention March 17-19, 2011 at The Roosevelt Hotel.

This workshop will introduce teachers to the history of coffee around the world and explore the industry within Latin America. Participants will hear from acclaimed author Mark Pendergrast as well as receive a copy of his recent book Uncommon Grounds: The History of Coffee and How it Transformed Our World. Coffee roaster and Latin American Studies educator Elizabeth Van Sant will trace coffee through Latin America and work with teachers on preparing hands-on and engaging activities to work into a curriculum on Latin America and/or Geography.

This workshop is open to all K-12 teachers seeking to engage their students in the world of coffee. It is recommended that all teachers attend the public symposium, Coffee, Culture & Community Development immediately following the workshop.

Cost of participation is $15 and includes lesson plans, Pendergrast‘€™s book, parking, and lunch. All teachers may receive professional development CEUs for full participation from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.

Photo courtesy of Tia Vice.

Central America + People
Suyapa Inglés
SCLAS Assistant Director of Administration