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 dLOC@fiu.edu.

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.