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.

Educational Videos
View our short videos about Hispanic heritage, culture, and traditions. Extend your students' knowledge with the extension activities prepared for each video.
Printables
Teach your students about Hispanic heritage and increase their learning with these printables. Includes student activities such as making a piñata, maracas, panpipes, and learning about Mariachi music.
Lesson Plans
Our Lesson Plans will help students understand about Hispanic heritage with multicultural activities such as learning a dance and song in Spanish, different cultures' views on life and death, in particular the Day of the Dead, and more.
Spanish Resources
Help students learn about speaking Spanish with these resources. Includes a picture-word book and flash cards, printable mathematics and vocabulary exercises in Spanish, along with well-known children's stories.
References
Refer to our resources on Hispanic heritage to enhance your lessons. Includes reading passages about the different Spanish dialects, holidays, the influence of Spanish words in the English language, and more
Art Activities
Incorporate art activities into your lessons and class with student-created activities such as making Mexican holiday decoration or drawing a large tortilla, and more.
Music Activities
Music is an international language. Use our resources to enhance your lessons and teach students about Hispanic culture by making musical instruments such as a tunable drum, maracas, a guiro, and more.
Literature Resources
Choose from these activities to help students expand their knowledge. Includes a reading passage with enrichment and internet activities, learning about diversity, and books about fiestas and the re-telling of the Cinderella story.
Social Studies Resources
Explore Hispanic heritage connections using these social studies resources. Includes a study of Mexico's Day of the Dead origins and traditions, a quiz on the Aztec culture, and making musical instruments.

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