Since 1988, the U.S. Government has set aside the period from September 15 to October 15 as National Hispanic Heritage Month to honor the many contributions Hispanic Americans have made and continue to make to the United States of America. Our Teacher's Guide for Hispanic Heritage and History in the United States brings together resources created during NEH Summer Seminars and Institutes, lesson plans for K-12 classrooms, and think pieces on events and experiences across Hispanic history and heritage for the entire school year.
Hispanic Heritage and History in the United States
Subject Arts — Music Lesson Plans, Visual Arts • English Language Arts — Reading Foundational Skills, Speaking and Listening, Writing • Social Studies — Civic Participation, Civil Rights, Current Events, Immigration, Research Skills, US History • World Languages & Cultures — Spanish
Grade Level Grades 3-5
Common Core State Standards
With some guidance and support from adults, use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of one page in a single sitting.