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Hispanic Heritage Resources for Teachers

The study of Hispanic heritage offers you the chance to explore many diverse and rich cultures with your class during Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15–October 15). These lesson plans, printables, activities, and references will enrich your classroom study. Read the book The House on Mango Street and Shadow of a Bull, learn about Mexico's Day of the Dead, play mariachi music, practice Spanish vocabulary, discover the customs and traditions of Hispanic heritage, play Puerto Rico's circle game, create your own musical instruments, learn about the Spanish-language influence on English, and much more.

Educational Videos

Day of the Dead Videos & Activities

Printables

Mexican-American Mariachi Music
The House on Mango Street Writing Activity
Spanish and Latino Influence on Music and Dance
La Causa: Cesar Chavez
Make a Tunable Drum
Making a Piñata
More Hispanic-Heritage Printables

Lesson Plans

Traditional Circle Game from Puerto Rico
Picasso's Guernica
Mexico's Day of the Dead
Hispanic Rhythmic Patterns and Drums
Introduction to the Panpipe

References

Spanish Place Names
The Spanish Language Has Many Accents
English Words Created by Spanish Culture
Where in the World Is Spanish Spoken?
Hispanic National Holidays
U.S. Hispanic/Latino Population
Amazing Language Facts
Ancestry of U.S. Population by Rank, 2001
Ten Most Widely Spoken Languages in the World
Hispanics in Congress

Art Activities

Picasso's Guernica
Latin American Instruments
Spanish Word Book
Salvador Dalí Research Activity
Easy-to-Make Fiesta Favorites
The Biggest Tortilla

Spanish Resources

Spanish Vocabulary Worksheets
Spanish-Speaking Countries and Their Capitals
Los quehaceres domésticos
Parts of the Body (English/Spanish)
¿Cómo se dice en español?
Un menú del restaurante "Buen Provecho"
Recognizing Cognates
Spanish Vocabulary Challenge: Math Problems
More Popular Spanish-Language Resource

Language Arts Resources

The House on Mango Street Writing Activity
And Now, Miguel Word Search
Shadow of a Bull Word Search

Music Activities

Introduction to Mariachi Music
Mexican-American Mariachi Music
Spanish and Latino Influence on Music and Dance
Make a Tunable Drum
Making a Maraca
Latin American Instruments
Making Panpipes
More Hispanic-Heritage Music Activities

Literature Resources

The House on Mango Street
The House on Mango Street Writing Activity
Reading Warm-Up for Gr. 1 & 2: Christmas Tamales
The Race of Toad and Deer
Go and Come Back
Adelita: A Cinderella Story
Star of Luis
More Hispanic-Heritage Literature Resources

Social Studies Resources

The House on Mango Street
Picasso's Guernica
Mexico's Day of the Dead
Mexican-American Mariachi Music
The House on Mango Street Writing Activity
Spanish and Latino Influence on Music and Dance
Make a Tunable Drum
More Popular Hispanic-Heritage Resources for Social Studies

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