Hispanic Heritage Month Teacher Resources

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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.

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    Literature Guide

    Hour of the Bees Discussion Guide

    Use this discussion guide to integrate the young adult novel Hour of the Bees into classroom learnin... read more


    Day of the Dead Videos & Activities

    Introduce the history, traditions, and symbols of Día de los Muertos, Day of the Dead, through educa... read more


    Spanish Worksheets

    DK Spanish Language Learner will get foreign language students making conversation in Spanish in no ... read more

    Teacher Discussion Guide

    Parrot in the Oven Reading Guide

    Use the questions in this reading guide to spark discussion about the family and community pressure ... read more


    Salvador Dalí Research Activity

    Discuss the importance of Salvador Dalí, a prominent Spanish surrealist painter. Then, have students... read more


    Reading Warm-Up for Gr. 1 & 2: Christmas Tamales

    Students learn about diversity, Hispanic heritage, and Christmas as they read a fictional passage an... read more


    La Causa: Cesar Chavez

    Share the story of Cesar Chavez's achievements with your students, and assign the related activities... read more


    Easy-to-Make Fiesta Favorites

    Students learn about Mexican holidays, and make traditional decorations for a fiesta including easy-... read more


    Celebrate Hispanic Heritage

    Enhance understanding and diversity awareness with a teaching guide that offers reading ideas about Hispanic heritage for young readers. read more


    The Biggest Tortilla

    Enjoy an arts & crafts project that is perfect for Hispanic Heritage Month, celebrated September 15-... read more

    Literature Guide

    Go and Come Back

    Use these lessons and activities with Go and Come Back, by Joan Abelove, a story of a Peruvian tribe and the anthropologists who come to live there. read more

    Literature Guide

    Star of Luis

    Extend reading comprehension with a by using a literature guide of enrichment activities and Interne... read more

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