K-12 Resources

Cuba and the Caribbean 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.

To check availability of this trunk, click here.
To complete this trunk’s request form, click here. 
No reservations being taken at this time.

This trunk contains items from Antigua, Barbuda, Barbados, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts, Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

Curriculum Guide

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

Books & Literature

Ada, Alma Flor. Under the Royal Palms: A Childhood in Cuba
Ancona, George. Cuban Kids
Belafronte, Harry. Island in the Sun
Delacre, Lulu. Salsa Stories
Joseph, Lynn. The Color of My Words
Menard, Valerie. The Latino Holiday Book
San Souci, Robert D. Cendrillon: A Caribbean Cinderella
Van West, Patricia E. El Hombre de los Cangrejos

Musical Instruments

  • Claves (4)
  • Maracas (2 pairs)
  • Guiro (1 metal)
  • Bongo
  • Rainstick
  • Calypso Steel Drum
  • Conga (available by request)

Cultural Items

Dominican Man
Dominican Woman
"Beach House" (on canvas)
"A Day in the Cornfields" (on canvas)
Flags (3)
"The Market" (on canvas)
Sack of Cacao
Shells (2)

Compact Discs & Audio Cassettes

Calypso Season
La Rumba de Cuba
I Am Time, 4 CD-Collection
Under the Mango Tree - Audio Cassette
Rabbit Tales/Los cuentos de Tio Conejo - Audio Cassette

Maps & Posters

West Indies and Central America, 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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