K-12 Resources

Southern Cone 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.

(Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay)

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

Curriculum Guide

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

Books & Literature

Brusca, Maria Cristina. On the Pampas
Delacre, Lulu. Arroz Con Leche: Canciones y Ritmos Populares de America Latina
Dingus, Lowell. The Tiniest Giants: Discovering Dinosaur Eggs
Lourie, Peter. Tierra del Fuego: A Journey to the End of the Earth
Shields, Charles J. Argentina (Discovering Latin America)
Shields, Charles J. Chile (Discovering Latin America)
Shields, Charles J. Paraguay (Discovering Latin America)
Shields, Charles J. Uruguay (Discovering Latin America)
Skarmeta, Antonio. The Composition
Van Laan, Nancy. The Magic Bean Tree: A Legend from Argentina

Musical Instruments

  • Clay Ocarina
  • Face Ocarina
  • Pan Pipe
  • Rain Stick
  • Tarka

Cultural Items

Arpillera Doll Pin
Carved Coati Figurine
Embroidered Wall Hanging
Embroidered Coin Purse
Flag T-Shirt (Paraguay)
Flags (4) – Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay
Lapis Lazuli Samples (rock and earring)
Money (Chilean - 10, 50, 100 peso)
Paraguayan Animals (5)
Pesos (Argentina)
Pesos (Uruguay)
Sitting Duck
Wood Cowboy Toy
Yerba Mate Cup

Compact Discs & Audio Cassettes

Chau Soda. Soda Stereo
Music from Paraguay
Rabbit Tales/Los cuentos de Tio Conejo - Audio Cassette

Maps & Posters

The Americas, National Geographic Society

Teaching Resources

Destination: Paraguay (Study Guide)
Background Notes: Paraguay 2003, April (In Binder)
“The Mate” Perspectives Article (in binder)
ATLAS - Curriculum Guide to Chile
The Paraguay Color and Activity Book


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.



Upcoming Deadlines

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