Cultural Trunks

One of the most exciting resources for educators are The Center's revamped cultural trunks. LAS offers 10 trunks on a variety of different countries and regions in Latin America. Each trunk includes a collection of musical instruments, videos, books, maps, and country-specific information and artifacts for a given country, region, or topic. Trunks can be used as learning tools or for displays during international fairs. Trunks are available for check-out and are mailed directly to your school with free shipping and handling.



Trunks may be reserved in advance by contacting the Center and can be checked-out for a period of two weeks, which includes the time required for shipping. The Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies will cover all shipping costs. Trunks are sent via FedEx.

To request a trunk, please review the instructions and complete an online Materials Request Form.  The following trunks are currently available to educators:


Click on trunk to view it. Also see the accompanying lesson plans for the trunks.

1. Andean Region
2. Argentina
3. Brazil
4. Central America
5. Day of the Dead
6. Costa Rica
7. Cuba and the Caribbean
8. Guatemala
9. Mexico
10. Southern Cone


Dr. Jacques Jovin, the dean of the Faculté d'Ethnologie at the State University of Haiti, will speak at KU on April 21, 5-8pm at The Commons at Spooner Hall. This is an inaugural event for KU's exciting partnership with the Faculté which, with funds from the Wenner-Gren Foundation, will bring Haitian anthropologists to KU from 2014-2018.

#GraciasGabo There are reports that Gabriel García Márquez has died. CLACS joins the world in mourning the passing of this literary giant.


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