Celebrate Latino and Hispanic Heritage Month

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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month is a time to celebrate the histories, cultures, and contributions of Americans with origins in countries once under Spanish influence (September 15 – October 15). Here are a few resources to help engage students in exploring significant aspect of the Latino/Hispanic American experience.

If you are looking for text-based resources, this blog post from CommonLit pays tribute to accomplished Hispanic authors, poets, and social activists, with a collection of 9 texts, organized by grade level. This lesson from the New York Times Learning Network can spark meaningful discussion about dedicating a month to “Hispanic Heritage.” A teacher’s guide from EDSITEment offers a variety of relevant instructional resources, and the Library of Congress highlights a broad collection of resources for teachers.


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Some points to consider while teaching:

  • Take this opportunity to build empathy among students and discuss the value of diversity.
  • If there are Hispanic or Latino students in your class, do not put them in a position of speaking for all Hispanics or being the authority on all aspects of their culture or history.
  • All nationalities and cultures experience struggles and celebrate achievements. It is important to present a balance of challenges and positive accomplishments.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with these Listenwise Stories about Latinx and Hispanic Experiences





PreK-12 Hispanic Heritage Month Activities


Republished with permission from Listenwise.