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If you are . . .
 
Teaching home-school, high school, or college-level courses on Latin America. . .
Planning to travel to Mexico, Central America or South America . . .
Interested in learning more about Latin American history, culture, politics, and geography--without reading a book . . .
A student who wants information that complements the textbook in an interesting format . . .
 
VALAS offers PowerPoint lectures that meet all these needs.


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02-Mexico: From Conquest to Independence
Price: $15.00
02-Mexico: From Conquest to Independence
Mexico in the colonial era: society, governance, culture, including Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, Juan Diego, the Virgin of Guadalupe. The last section focuses on the struggle for independence beginning with Fr. Miguel Hidalgo's "grito de Dolores" in 1810.
07-The Mayan World In Central America: Pre-Columbian Times to Colonization
Price: $15.00
07-The Mayan World In Central America: Pre-Columbian Times to Colonization
Overview of Mayan world and culture, including Popol Vuh's creation myth, ceramics and textiles. The Kakchiquel city state and its capital at Iximche, and the Quiche capital of K'umarkaaj are discussed. The conquest ended in 1697. Colonial society. .
19-Ecuador: The Leftover Country
Price: $15.00
19-Ecuador: The Leftover Country
Ecuador has been whittled down by its neighbours since colonial times. A part of the Inca Empire, its modern political history has oscillated between progressive government and military rule. Environmental issues and economic inequities are key issues.
21-Sun, Moon, Mountains, Sea: Life in the Pre-Columbian Andes
Price: $15.00
21-Sun, Moon, Mountains, Sea: Life in the Pre-Columbian Andes
5,000 years before the Incas Caral was the first urban civilization in the Americas. It was followed by the Chavin, Paracas, Nazca, Moche, Tiahuanaco, Huari, Chimu, and Chancay civilizations, each making contributions to art, architecture and culture.
29-Chile: Land of Beauty, Land of Contrast--20th Century to the Present
Price: $15.00
29-Chile: Land of Beauty, Land of Contrast--20th Century to the Present
Geography. Politics and economics; rise of Christian Democrats; 1970 election of Salvador Allende; US policy; 1973 coup; the Pinochet regime, repression, economic policy; return to democracy and elections; economic growth; Lagos, Bachelet, Piñero tenure.
34-Brazil From Empire to Democracy
Price: $15.00
34-Brazil From Empire to Democracy
The empire, 1822-89; Pedro II's modernization. Political difficulties in the new republic. Getulio Vargas and creation of the "Estado Novo." 1950s political and economic advances. 1964 military coup, rule to 1985. Growth, development under Cardoso, Lula.
38-Latin America: One Continent, Many Realities
Price: $15.00
38-Latin America: One Continent, Many Realities
A general introduction to and overview of the commonalities and differences that characterize the region. Demographic information, geography, religion, indigenous population, languages, and culture--including art, museums and dance are covered.
39-Latin American Geography
Price: $15.00
39-Latin American Geography
Overview of the major geographic regions of Latin America from Mexico to Cape Horn: deserts, wetlands, rainforests, Andes, volcanoes and glaciers. Focus on the Chocó, Atacama Desert, Andes, Chaco, Brazilian Highlands, Guiana Shield, and Pampas.
40-Seven Flags: The Fragmented Caribbean
Price: $15.00
40-Seven Flags: The Fragmented Caribbean
The battles for control of the Caribbean among Spain, Great Britian, France, The Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden and, finally, the United States. Plantation economy and slavery. Recent integration efforts. Barbados, Profiles: Dominica, St. Lucia, St. Martin.
Visual aids for Latin American studies offers power point lectures or presentations that can be used in the classroom, can enhanced the curriculum for any high school, secondary school or college course in Latin American studies, especially AP or international baccalaureate courses.  The power point presentations can be used for home schooling or as supplements to text books in high school, college, or university classes.  The lectures cover the  history, culture, politics, economics, and geography of Latin American countries.  The PowerPoint presentations are also useful for travelers who want to learn about a country before their journey.
 BIO 
For over 35 years Tommie Sue Montgomery, Ph.D., has traveled, lived and conducted research in Latin America and the Caribbean--and has taught Latin American Studies in the US and Canada. She has lived in 5 countries--3 on Fulbright grants-- and visited another 18 on multiple occasions.
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RECOMMENDATIONS
 
"These presentations are terrific. The combination of first-class images and logical subheadings allow instructors ample opportunity to weave in their own material....Helpful, well-structured and clearly focused. What a boost to my teaching."
John Kirk, Professor
Spanish & Latin American Studies
Dalhousie University, Halifax
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"I want students to understand the environments in which Latin Americans carry on their lives and Latin American history has unfolded. Nothing I have tried with them works as well as "Latin American Geography," a lecture in Latin American Social History. It's engaging. The pictures are stunning. Key points are intelligently made. I found it easy to tailor to the time and the themes I wanted to emphasize."
Dennis Gilbert. Professor of Sociology
Hamilton College
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"The presentations are thoroughly researched and dynamically presented. They make an incredible resource for any teacher and facilitator looking to provide a complete picture of the complex history of El Salvador and the context of its revolutionary spirit."
Aynn Setright, Professor of History
UNAN-Managua
Academic Director, SIT Study Abroad
Nicaragua
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"After seeing Tommie Sue lecture live on a South American cruise, I was so impressed with the detailed information and wonderful photos that I ordered a lecture CD for my own personal enrichment. She really makes history come alive. I'd recommend her work to anyone interested in learning more on their own."
Svata Trossen
Lake Tahoe, California