Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.
National Hispanic Heritage Month offers online exhibits, collections, and links to selected resources for teachers. This site is a collaborative project of the Library of Congress, the National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and U.S. National Archives and Records Administration.
The study of Hispanic heritage offers you the chance to explore many diverse and rich cultures with your class during Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 through October 15). These lesson plans, printables, activities, and references will enrich your classroom study.
Teach your students about Hispanic history, art, and music using these lesson plans, book lists, crafts, and biographies.
The Oregon Historical Society (OHS) provides several online resources that are appropriate for various grade levels, making it easy for educators to include objects, scholarly articles, exhibits, and other materials in their lessons.
The ADL provides 9 lesson plans on various topics within the Hispanic community and provides background content for teachers on how Hispanic Heritage Month was first observed by Lyndon B. Johnson
Use this curated collection to commemorate the histories, cultures and contributions of Hispanic-Americans with your students during National Hispanic Heritage Month
The Hispanic Museum and Library provides digital access to their collections, rare books, and manuscripts. This site offers extensive resources for those interested in the history and culture of Spain, Portugal and the Americas.
LANIC offers various resources to primary and secondary school teachers about Latin America’s economy, recreation, science, society, culture, and more. Based out of the University of Texas at Austin, this online database is designed to organize information effectively.
The United States Census Bureau offers a wide range of statistics on Hispanic population in the United States from 1940-2019.
Facing History and Ourselves
Collection of educator resources includes a wide range of flexible, multimedia materials, from primary sources and streaming videos to teaching strategies, lesson plans, and full units.
Language Arts Hispanic Heritage Month Resources
A collection of resources from Read Write Think, the National Speech & Debate Association and Poetry Time.
First Book has cultivated a world-class collection of books featuring diverse Latino authors, illustrators and characters, thanks to support from friends at Disney. Also First Book has connected with more schools and programs serving Hispanic kids in need. Plus they have gathered additional resources celebrating Hispanic heritage this month and beyond.
National Hispanic Heritage Month resources from the United States Department of Education. Resources include a calendar of events and links to other departments resources for National Hispanic Heritage Month.
The National Museum of the American Latino observes Hispanic Heritage Month between September 15 and October 15 each year to celebrate the Latino community.
More than 500 years of Hispanic and Latino history and heritage can be found in national parks or shared through National Park Service programs and partners in communities across the country.
Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage month with the following lessons, activities, videos, and more.