Limited access to resources and lesson plans incorporating the Caribbean in primary through higher education prompted dLOC to create this collection. This collection includes syllabi, education modules, lesson plans, and more. All teaching materials in dLOC can be searched and browsed from this page. Also, see the list of highlighted examples, which include the 2009 award winners for k-12 lesson plans. Other materials include teaching resources and materials selected for Panama Silver, Asian Gold: Migration, Money, and the Making of the Modern Caribbean, a distributed online collaborative course (DOCC) by Amherst College, University of Florida, University of Miami, and University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, and the syllabus for the two versions of The Digital Caribbean.

If you are willing to contribute teaching materials that have worked in your classroom, please see the guide to submitting resources and the grant permissions form for more information. Or, please contact the dLOC team at

Introduction to DLOC Videos

Three short videos introducing dLOC to users are now available. These Introductions videos offer tips for navigating the sites and for finding information on the site. We believe these will be useful to both new and returning users. Introduction videos in French and Spanish are in production and will be available soon.

  1. Introduction to dLOC: Creating a User Account and Setting Up Digital Bookshelves
  2. Introduction to dLOC: Browsing Collections
  3. Introduction to dLOC: Simple, Advanced and Text Searches

The introduction videos are now also available in French:

  1. Introduction à dLOC: Créer un Compte Utilisateur et Configurer les Étagères Numériques‚Äč
  2. Introduction à dLOC: Parcourir les Collections
  3. Introduction à dLOC: Recherches Simples, Avancées et Textuelles

Caribbean Studies Bibliography Project

In the interest of supporting the Caribbean studies community, dLOC is working to compile and develop a series of crowdsourced bibliographies about various facets of Caribbean history and culture.

Our aim is to develop a resource that students, academics, and the general public will find useful and that will facilitate reading and research on the Caribbean. Ultimately, through a collective effort we hope to compile a series of lists that cover the breadth of the field – geographically, linguistically, and subject-wise.

To see the bibliographies and/or to add resources please click through to the dLOC Caribbean Bibliography Project.

Caribbean Studies DH Institute

In 2018-2020, dLOC is hosting an NEH funded Advanced Institute in the Digital Humanities, on Migration, Mobility, and Sustainability: Caribbean Studies Digital Humanities Institute. The Institute will support community capacity building, as well as new Open Educational Resources which will be included here. 

Teacher Trainings

dLOC has delivered Teacher Training Workshops targeted to K-12 public school teachers since 2009 for the Miami metropolitan area. These workshops are to support inclusion of the Caribbean in various classes, facilitate the use of dLOC materials in curriculum development, and educate students in the scholarly use of electronic resources.