Andean Region Trunk

The Kellogg Institute for International Studies at the University of Notre Dame offers the Traveling Trunks of Africa, Asia and Latin America free of charge to educators in the Michiana area. These treasure chests of engaging materials from around the world help students learn about the diverse cultures of these regions through hands-on activities. Each trunk comes with a curriculum guide, books, music CDs, instruments and cultural items.

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Curriculum Guide

The curriculum guide is a binder filled with content descriptions, country profiles, lesson plans, teaching resources, and recipes.

Books & Literature

Augustin, Byron Bolivia
Beirne, Barbara. The Children of the Ecuadorian Highlands
George, Jean Craighead. One Day in the Tropical Rain Forest
Heinriches, Ann. Venezuela
Holzwarth,Werner. I'm Jose and I'm OK: Three Stories from Bolivia
Landau, Elaine. Peru
Lim, Bee Hong. Welcome to My Country: Colombia
Morrison, Marion. Ecuador
Morrison, Marion. Peru
Newman, Shilee P. Isabella: A Wish for Miguel Peru, 1820
Reinhard, Johan. Discovering the Inca Ice Maiden: My Adventures on Ampato

Musical Instruments

  • Andean Drum
  • Cachos
  • Maracas (with feathers)
  • Maracas Andinas
  • Ocarina
  • Quena
  • Rainstick
  • Reque Reque
  • Zampona

Cultural Items

Alpaca Poncho
Andean Girl’s Traditional Dress and Hat
Baskets (2)
Cuzco Woman Doll
Ekeko, Bolivia
Flags of Countries (5)
Painted Mask
Painted Wooden Box
“Panama” Hat
Postcards (2)
Saraguros Family Figurine
Viejo Doll, Bolivia
Wall Hangings (2)
Yerba Mate set

Compact Discs & Audio Cassettes

Andean Legacy. A Narada Collection
Alpamayo. Music from Peru and Ecuador
Musica y Ritual de los Andes Peruanos
Rabbit Tales/Los cuentos de Tio Conejo - Audio Cassette

Maps & Posters

The Americas, National Geographic Society


Please make reservations at least one week before your requested pick-up to allow us time to inventory and prepare the trunk. 

It is our goal to have as many trunks in circulation as possible. Trunks may be borrowed for up to one month. Please borrow only for the amount of time you need the trunk so other educators have as much access to the trunk as possible.


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