Spanish Elementary School

10 Hispanic Heritage Month Activities for your Classroom

By – Angela Padron

During Hispanic Heritage Month (from September 15 – October 15) you and your students can learn about the cultures of Hispanic countries from around the world. Yes, I said cultures, with an “s.” Why? Because not all Hispanic countries are the same. There are actually 20 different Spanish-speaking countries, including Spain, Mexico, and countries in the Caribbean and Central and South America. They may all have some similarities but each is unique in many ways. In addition, students can learn about the history of Hispanic countries as well as famous people of Hispanic descent.

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Activity: Who’s Who in Literature, Fine Arts, and Other Fields

Maria J. Fierro-Treviño

NATIONAL STANDARDS: COMMUNICATION AND COMMUNITIES

From Spain to the Americas, Hispanics have contributed to Literature, Fine Arts, and other fields.  A great many were trailblazers in their fields.

Activity: Students work in pairs to study a famous Hispanic of their choice or one assigned by the teacher.  (See examples.)  Students research information providing personal data of the person and other pertinent information.  Students write interview questions based on their research and then present their interview to the class. One student will be the interviewer and the other student will be the famous person.  Students use note cards for their interviews.  They do not read them word for word.

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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Maria J. Fierro-Treviño

In 1968, President Lyndon Johnson declared the observation of Hispanic Heritage Week.  In 1988, President Ronald Reagan designated September 15 to October 15 as Hispanic Heritage Month.  This observation salutes the over 50 million Hispanics living in the United States. Many Hispanics still maintain their language, customs, and traditions, but it has been a struggle to do so.

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