Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month
September 15–October 15
Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month by celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens who trace their ancestry to Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and the Spanish-speaking countries of Central and South America.
Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage month with the following lessons, activities, videos, and more:
Here are some Web sites to help you learn more about the history and culture of Hispanic people.
History & Culture
- Who Are Hispanics?-This Web site explores the contributions of Hispanics and provides biographies of famous Hispanics.
- Hispanic Heritage– This site from Gale Cengage Learning provides a list of links to biographies, Hispanic culture quiz, a timeline, a list of Hispanic holidays, music genres, and links to other pertinent sites.
- Hispanics: Demographics– The 41.8 million Hispanics in the United States represent 14.2 percent of the U.S. population.
- Hispanics: Education Issues– Hispanic communities face educational issues similar to other minority groups.
Teaching, Learning, & Scholarships
- Focus on Hispanics: Special Education and English Language Learners(NEA, December 2007) (PDF, 391 KB, 6pp)
- Hispanics: A Report on the Status of Hispanics in Education(NEA 2007) (PDF 633 KB, 90pp)
- Bilingual Booklist – Recomendada Lectura– These 65 titles for K-12 students include poetry, folktales, and stories of contemporary life.
- History Channel in Spanish– Video clips, teaching materials, recommended links, and program information on Hispanic topics.