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National Hispanic Heritage Month, Grades 9-12

September 15 — October 15

Found In: language arts, social studies9-12

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

Lesson Plans

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.

Common Visions, Common Voices
Students in grades 9-12 analyze similarities and differences between cultures by investigating themes and motifs found in literature or visual arts.

Five Artists of the Mexican Revolution
Students in grades 9-12 research the events and personalities of the Mexican Revolution, explore how these people and events influenced the artists and art of this time period, and create original art that demonstrates the style of one of the artists studied.

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

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.

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

Mariachi Music Online
Free downloads and brief artist biographies.

Video

History of Mexico
Find 31 videos and 18 photo galleries.

last updated: July 15, 2014

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