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This chapter helps students review the concepts in a Latin and South America ethnic groups unit of a standard course covering ethnic groups in the world. Topics covered include:
- Ethnic groups in Cuba, Haiti, Jamaica and Bahamas
- Barbados, Hispaniola, Dominican Republic and Peru ethnic groups
- Ethnic groups found in Costa Rica, Chile, Columbia, Panama and Uruguay
- The ethnic groups of Guatemala, Venezuela, Bolivia and Paraguay
- Honduras, Ecuador and El Salvador ethnic groups
- Ethnic groups in Belize, Guyana and Nicaragua
1. Cuba Ethnic Groups
As the oldest major colony of the Western Hemisphere, Cuba has a long and complicated ethnic past. In this lesson we'll talk about ethnicity in Cuba and see how historical divisions have influenced the Cuba of today.
2. Haiti Ethnic Groups
The nation of Haiti is amongst the oldest colonies in the Western Hemisphere, yet claims a highly homogenous ethnic population. In this lesson we'll talk about Haiti's ethnicities, and see how they was impacted by its history.
3. Ethnic Groups in Jamaica
The island nation of Jamaica has a complicated history, which has impacted its current population. In this lesson, we'll talk about ethnicity in Jamaica and see what this means for the modern nation.
4. Ethnic Groups in the Bahamas
The Bahamas is a famous tourist destination, but how much do you know about the people who live there? In this lesson, we'll discuss ethnicity and see what it means to the Bahamas today.
5. Barbados Ethnic Groups
Barbados has a unique history amongst many Atlantic island nations, which has impacted how its citizens view ethnicity. In this lesson, we'll talk about ethnicity in Barbados and see what this means for the island today.
6. Island of Hispanola: Definition & History
The island of Hispaniola has played a major role in world history. In this lesson, we'll talk about this island and look at its history and impact throughout the world.
7. Dominican Republic Ethnic Groups
Ethnicity is an important part of self-identification, but how is it defined? In this lesson we'll look at ethnicity in the Dominican Republic, and see what it reflects about national attitudes and history.
8. Peru Ethnic Groups
Peru is one of the dominant nations of South America. So, who lives there? In this lesson we will talk about the ethnic groups of Peru, and see how this reflects the nations complex history of empires and conquest.
9. Costa Rica Ethnic Groups
Ethnicity means something different everywhere you go. In this lesson we'll look at the ethnic composition of Costa Rica, and see what diversity means to this nation.
10. Chile Ethnic Groups
Chile is a country located in South America. It is made up of a very large number of ethnic groups, however only a couple make up the vast majority of the country. Find out which ones those are in this lesson.
11. Colombia Ethnic Groups
The nation of Colombia has a long history of people, ideas, and products passing through, and this has impacted the population. In this lesson, we'll talk about ethnicity in Colombia and see what this means to the nation today.
12. Panama Ethnic Groups
Panama has been the focus of international commerce for a long time, and this has had some interesting impacts on its population. In this lesson, we are going to explore what ethnicity and diversity mean to Panama.
13. Uruguay Ethnic Groups
Uruguay is unique amongst Latin American nations in several ways. In this lesson, we'll talk about the ethnic groups of Uruguay, and see what diversity has meant in this nation.
14. Guatemala Ethnic Groups
Guatemala is a nation in Central America that has seen diversity for a long time. In this lesson we will explore the ethnic distribution of people in Guatemala and see what this means for the nation today.
15. Venezuela Ethnic Groups
Ethnicity is constructed in very different ways around the world. In this lesson, we'll look at how it is constructed in Venezuela, and see what ethnic identification means to the Venezuelan society.
16. Bolivia Ethnic Groups
Ethnicity can have very different meanings to different people. In this lesson, we'll discuss the ways people construct ethnicity in Bolivia and determine what this may mean for the nation today.
17. Paraguay Ethnic Groups
Paraguay is not one of the best-known nations in South America, but is a fascinating place. In this lesson, we'll look at ethnicity in Paraguay and see what it means to the nation today.
18. Honduras Ethnic Groups
Honduras is a major nation of Central America, but not always the most stable. In this lesson, we'll talk about ethnicity in Honduras, and see what this means in the nation today.
19. Ecuador Ethnic Groups
The nation of Ecuador has a unique experience with ethnic identities. In this lesson, we'll talk about major ethnic groups in Ecuador and see what this means to the nation today.
20. El Salvador Ethnic Groups
El Salvador is unique in several ways. In this lesson, we'll talk about the ethnic groups of El Salvador, and see what ethnicity has meant in this nation.
21. Belize Ethnic Groups
The Central American nation of Belize is extremely unique. In this lesson, we're going to talk about how Belize's history is reflected in its ethnic composition, and see what this means for the nation today.
22. Guyana Ethnic Groups
Guyana is not necessarily what you'd expect of a South American nation. In this lesson, we'll talk about the ethnic groups of Guyana and see what this shows about the national history and identity.
23. Nicaragua Ethnic Groups
Nicaragua is the largest nation of Central America, but who lives there? In this lesson we'll look at the ethnic groups of Nicaragua and see what this diversity means to the nation today.
24. French Guiana Culture
French Guiana is a territory of France and a land of mixed ancestries. It is a developing country with a developing economy that's rich in natural resources.Learn more about it in this lesson.
25. Brazil's Social Class System
During the 1950s, the South American country of Brazil experienced a period of economic growth. It was during this time that Brazil's social class system was formalized. This lesson will outline the social class system in Brazil as it exists today.
26. History of Carnival in Brazil
Carnival is one of the most important national events of Brazil - but where did this tradition come from? In this lesson, we'll explore the history of Brazil's Carnival and see how it has changed over time into the celebration we know and love today.
27. History of the Brazilian Flag
The nation of Brazil has a unique flag. In this lesson, we will talk about what this flag represents, and see how it reflects the history of the nation and Brazilian people.
28. History of Slavery in Brazil
Brazil has a longer history with slavery than any other nation in the Western Hemisphere. In this lesson, we'll examine the history of slavery in Brazil, and see how this continues to impact the nation today.
29. History of Soccer & the World Cup in Brazil
Soccer or football, as it is known outside of the United States, is one of the most popular sports in the world. While the general idea of the game seems straightforward, one might wonder how it got its start and how it came to be the sport it is today. We will look at the history of soccer here.
30. Traditional Games in Haiti
In this lesson, we explore different games played by the people of Haiti. Using simple supplies, or none at all, both children and adults find rich entertainment in a nation challenged by hardships.
31. Traditional Games in Trinidad & Tobago
In this lesson, we'll travel to the southernmost Caribbean islands of Trinidad and Tobago to better understand the games they play. Featured are the card game All Fours, a festival game called Maakhan Chor, and a playground game called Moral.
32. Guatemalan Spanish vs. Mexican Spanish
In this lesson we will see the differences between Spanish spoken in Mexico and Spanish spoken in Guatemala. You will learn several very curious things throughout this lesson.
33. Hispanic Culture: Traditions & Facts
Interested in learning more about the Spanish-speaking countries and their cultures? In this lesson, we talk about some unique and beautiful traditions all around the Hispanic world.
34. Gender Roles in Hispanic Culture
You may have heard many stories about gender roles in Hispanic culture. In reality, no single story can describe the varied aspects of gender roles in Hispanic culture. Let's look at traditional gender roles and how they are changing in Hispanic culture.
35. Hispanic Culture: Food & Traditions
Hispanic countries are rich in culture and have gifted the world with some delicious foods and recognizable traditions. This lesson will explore the culture of a few Hispanic countries through their foods and traditions.
36. Hispanic Culture: Religion & Family
Do you want to become aware of how Hispanic culture approaches religion and family? This lesson gives you a brief and clear overview of these two important aspects in Hispanic culture.
37. Hispanic Culture: Health & Education
In this lesson, we will see the organization of the health and educational systems in Hispanic countries. Keep in mind that Hispanic countries are different from each other and each may have peculiarities in their health and educational systems.
38. Hispanic Culture: Music & Poems
This lesson explores music and poetry around the Spanish-speaking world. Read about different music styles and interesting artists from Spain and Latin America and learn some verses.
39. Hispanic Culture: Art & Clothing
We often think of Hispanic art and clothing as having a lot of color and movement. This lesson explores some of the well-known painters of the Hispanic world. It also surveys some of the traditional dress found in Hispanic countries.
40. Hispanic Influence on American Culture
With the Hispanic community in the United States growing each year, Hispanic influence on American culture is more visible than ever. In this lesson we'll look at Hispanic influence on different aspects of American culture and lifestyle.
41. Differences Between Hispanic & Latino
Are you from Latin America and confused when filling out a form that has the option Hispanic/Latino? Or are you American and don't understand the difference? This lesson clarifies the difference, which is a topic of both cultural and geographic interest.
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