This resource is filled with numerous activities/books/graphics for educators who seek different methods of instruction to educate students during Hispanic Heritage month. It highlights one of my favorite children’s picture books- ‘F is for Fiesta,’ an outline for a heritage trifold presentation, treats teachers can put together for students during September, and a number of other Hispanic Heritage resources for educators who are interested in Hispanic Heritage beyond the month of September.
A list of the top 10 children’s picture books that have been voted by parents, teachers and educators- that best celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. This list includes a short synopsis of each book on this list and a link for educators who wish to educate young children on Hispanic heritage through hands-on/research-inspired activities.
Simple and free activity for young children that involves learning some of the different flags which represent Hispanic culture while simultaneously teaching students colors and how to write/pronounce them using Spanish language. This free printable was published on the Time For Kids magazine in part of an ongoing Hispanic Heritage series of activities.
A lesson plan published by the Arts Edge initiative at the Kennedy Center which compares the cultural and artistic traditions of the U.S. celebration of Halloween and the Mexican tradition of the Day of the Dead. This lesson plan is appropriate for children in grades K-4 and covers topics under the Language Arts, World Languages, and History subjects. Students are expected to develop arts literacies, make art and global connections.
A technology-driven and interactive website for students interested in celebrating Hispanic heritage. It provides a series of web pages (and printable version) of: Hispanic History in the Americas, biographies of famous Latinos, Latinos in history, a “my heritage” landing page, and a piñata concentration game. This interactive website also provides a guide for educators implementing this web tool in their classrooms.