Traveling Trunk: Nice Tú Meet You


Nice Tú Meet You focuses on Latinx cultures from Central America and the Caribbean through the regions’ music and stories. Four fictional teen narrators tell their families' histories and how it connects to their current lives in America. Students will use intuitive technology to discover real-world stories about the connection between bananas and the Panama Canal, the history of corn in Mesoamerica, the blending of religions in the Caribbean, and the significance of Bomba music in Puerto Rico. The Traveling Trunk lending program is an education resource designed to connect people across cultures and communities. Packaged as an immersive experience, the Traveling Trunk provides access to free, tactile, multimedia and multi-lingual content to a diverse audience. 
Grades: 5-8
Cost: Free

The Nice Tú Meet You Traveling Trunk is a collaboration between Smithsonian Libraries and Archives and Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. Image and research resources were sourced across the Smithsonian Institution, with particular help from the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the National Museum of the American Indian, the National Museum of American History, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Special thanks to the Smithsonian Latino Center who funded the construction of this program. Traveling Trunks is a program of the Smithsonian Libraries and Archives Education Department.


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