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Keeping Our Culture: Teaching Hispanic Heritage Month to Elementary Schoolers

The population of Hispanic youth in America is growing every day. Teaching Hispanic culture to students is a great way of honoring this heritage. Celebrating a different culture in your classroom can help teach tolerance, and encourage everyone to be more accepting of the differences between us. This Collections provides lessons, engaging facts and information about the Hispanic culture to encourage celebration during Hispanic Heritage Month or year round.
A Collection By Sara Kaplan
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Keeping Our Culture: Teaching Hispanic Heritage Month to Elementary Schoolers
  • Sara Kaplan says:
    Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by introducing Hispanic culture! In this video, your students will learn about the most important Hispanic holidays and the foods that are associated with them, as well as other popular dishes, and Hispanic values. ¡Disfruta!
  • Sara Kaplan says:
    Perfect for Grades 1, 2, 3 and 5, this lesson will help students learn about each others' unique culture, and appreciate diversities. It's a great way to connect parents to what's going on in school, and to help bring families closer. The lesson includes a Print-Out and easy to read steps. A wonderful way to not just celebrate Hispanic culture but all cultures, throughout the year, every year!
  • Sara Kaplan says:
    Knowing about your students' culture is helpful when it comes to teaching that culture, and this article will assist in educating both teachers and students about the norms of Hispanic culture. Learn about common "cultural characteristics", significant facts about "Hispanic/Latino American Children and Adolescents", "Parents, Family, and the Community", key vocab words important to the culture, and more!
  • Sara Kaplan says:
    Learn about Latinos who left their mark in this amazing website that contains info on many famous Latinos throughout world history, starting in the 1900's and ending past 1950! Each individual's short summary contains a picture (if available) and links to external websites. A wonderful way to raise awareness about Hispanic history and encourage appreciation of Hispanic individuality.
  • Sara Kaplan says:
    Using the book "The Rainbow Tulip" by writer Pat Mora as inspiration, students learn about their own unique cultural values and how it impacts their views on themselves, their feelings and the world around them. Perfect for grades 1-5.
  • Sara Kaplan says:
    Learn all about basic fun facts, food, values and communicational norms when it comes to Hispanic culture! A wonderful print-out to read aloud with students and encourage tolerance and understanding of differences.
  • Sara Kaplan says:
    A parent shares her understanding of how important it is for adults to impart an awareness of diversity in young ones early on, in a variety of ways! She provides helpful suggestions like "Celebrate others" and discusses the significance of being "The Most Powerful Role Model". It's an eye-opening article that might inspire you to share with parents what's happening in class, and encourage the learning to continue beyond not only the classroom but also in the home.
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    24 Great Ideas for Hispanic Heritage Month

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    Sara Kaplan says:
    Exactly as it says, you can chose from 24 different activities celebrating Hispanic heritage in this comprehensive, exciting list for your class! Have your students pic if you'd like: they might "Adopt a City" or try "Write Your Own Folktale". These activities are fun and creative, and can be tailored to fit specific grades, for groups, or individuals. Have a blast!