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Ecuador is a country straddling the equator on South America’s west coast. Its diverse landscape encompasses Amazon jungle, Andean highlands and the wildlife-rich Galápagos Islands.

Lesson Guides and Classroom Activities 

Combatting Stereotypes - Ecuador through the Lens
Grade Levels: 9–12
Subject Area(s): Spanish
Students will analyze steretypes in Ecuador and discuss their experiences with stereotyping.
Comparing Childhood in Latin America and the US - Multimedia Lesson Plan
Grade Levels: 9–12
Subject Area(s): Students will identify cultural differences between the roles of children in Latin America and develop a writing piece.
Grade Levels: 5–8, 9–12
Subject Area(s): Spanish, Social Studies
This activity is a simple geography/map activity which can be used in Spanish or English classrooms.  Great activity to accompany Que tan lejos.
Of Rage and Redemption: The Art of Oswaldo Guayasamín (Ecuador)
Grade Levels: 5–8, 9–12
Subject Area(s): Social Studies, Art
This resource packet explores the art of Oswaldo Guayasamin, including lessons: "The Mexican Roots of Oswaldo Guayasamin--Pan-American Political Art"; "Rigoberta Menchu-A Voice for the Voiceless"; and "An Artful Protest."
Postcards from Ecuador
Grade Levels: 9–12
Subject Area(s): Spanish
Students will write and present short postcard messages using Spanish phrases and simple sentences related to the film Qué Tan Lejos.
CLAS is committed to supporting cultural awareness among K-12 students. Culture boxes consists of materials and curriculum from different countries to create a stimulating, hands-on experience for students. To learn more about what is inside each culture box, click here.

Lesson Plans

PDF Ecuador Culture Box
PDF Geography Activity - Ecuador
DOC Postcards from Ecuador

CLAS Lending Library Resources

DVD Qué tan lejos Film (Ecuador)

CLAS Workshop Presentations

DOC Qué tan lejos Discussion for Educators