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National Hispanic Heritage Month, Grades 6-8

September 15 — October 15

Found In: language arts, social studies, 6-8

Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage month with the following lessons, activities, videos, and more.

Lesson Plans

Journal of Time: A Historical Perspective (Esperanza Rising)
Students in grades 5-8 use photographs as inspiration to write journal entries from the point of view of someone living during the Great Depression in California.

Hispanic Heritage Month Begins Today
Students in grades 5-12 work in groups to research and present projects on Hispanic culture through PowerPoint, a webpage, a display, or an interactive tool such as the flip book or stapleless book.

Mexican Culture and History through Its National Holidays
Students in grades 6-8 investigate Mexico's religious and political history through its major holidays.

Additional Lesson Plans

Smithsonian Education - Hispanic Heritage Teaching Resources
Lessons for grades K-12.

PBS Teachers - Cultural Studies: Latino American/Chicano Studies
Lessons, activities, interactives, and videos for grades 6-12.

EDSITEment - National Hispanic Heritage Month
Four lessons for grades 6-12, plus recommended websites and background information.

Activities

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage (K-8)
Interactive timelines, scavenger hunts, and other learning fun all about Hispanic Americans.

24 Great Ideas for Hispanic Heritage (K-12)
From Aztec math to Carnival masks, these ideas are easy to put together and offer students the chance to celebrate their own heritage while appreciating the uniqueness of others.

Fact Monster - Hispanic Heritage Month Activities
Crosswords, population statistics, and more.

Colorin Colorado - Hispanic Heritage Month
Information, puzzles, biographies for English language learners. In English and Spanish.

Latino Recipes & Culture - Hispanic Heritage (K-5)

Printables

 Hispanic Heroes Printables(K-5)
Coloring pages and hero cards for sports, science, politics, and the arts.

Background Resources

Smithsonian - Celebrating Hispanic Heritage, People & Places
In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, Smithsonian.com discusses the changing demographics of the United States, talks with comedian George Lopez on humor and race, remembers a historic Little League Baseball team and highlights the food of Hispanic culture.

Library of Congress - Hispanic Heritage Month
Images, exhibits, audio, and video.

Smithsonian - Hispanic Heritage Cultural Tour
Virtual tour, timeline, activities, quiz, and resources

Quizzes

Multimedia

Music

Free downloads and brief artist biographies.

 

Video

Find 31 videos and 18 photo galleries.

 

last updated: July 15, 2014

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