Hispanic Heritage Month Geography Scavenger Hunt Activity

This Hispanic Heritage Month activity for elementary and middle school students is perfect for helping your students learn interesting facts about some of the Hispanic countries. This activity can be assigned as individual or group work and is a perfect extension activity, early finisher project, or supplement to a unit on geography, map skills, world history, or Hispanic Heritage Month history.

Students will use various research sources to perform a "scavenger hunt" of interesting facts about 14 of the Hispanic countries. As they find the answers, they will create a slide presentation (digital) or mini-book (printable) documenting their answers. The questions are moderately challenging and require different levels of investigation to find the correct answers. This activity is suitable for grades 3 to 8; tips on differentiation can be found in the teaching instructions.

What's Included:

  • Teaching instructions with notes on research and differentiation for different grade levels;
  • A student worksheet featuring 14 scavenger hunt questions and space to record research notes;
  • A PowerPoint slide template that can be converted to Google Slides, if necessary, plus a printable version of the template for a handout option, if desired;
  • A complete answer key for all 14 questions with additional notes.

Sample Scavenger Hunt Questions:

  • Where in the Hispanic world can you find one of the “Seven Summits?”
  • Where in the Hispanic world can you find the “bulge” that is both the closest point to the Sun and the furthest point away from the center of the Earth?
  • Where in the Hispanic world can you find the Moai? Who are they and how did they get there?

Download this resource and celebrate Hispanic heritage!

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