Hispanic Heritage Month Resources

National Hispanic Heritage Month is the period from September 15 to October 15 in the United States, when people recognize the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the group's heritage and culture.


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Hispanic Heritage Month Lesson Plans Grade 6-8
Lesson plan ideas for grades 6 through 8.

Hispanic Heritage Month Lesson Plans Grade 9-12
Lesson plan ideas for grades 9 through 12.

Mexican Folk Art: Amate Paintings
History and exercise about Amate Paintings from Mexican Folk Art.

Panama Folk Art: Mola Art
History and exercise about Mola Paintings from Panama Folk Art.

Make Your Own Mural
Exercise for creating murals based on famous Mexican muralist Diego Rivera.

Day of The Dead Skeleton Craft
Exercise honoring the history of the Day of the Dead.

Latino Role Models
Information on five famous Latino role models for Hispanic Heritage Month.

Hispanic Heritage Month Activity Resources
Over 35 resources for activities to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.

Latino Media Role Models
List of 10 Latino role models in the media.

PBS Special Episodes: Hispanic Heritage Month
PBS special episodes in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.

Sonia Sotomayor: 1st Justice of Hispanic Descent
Information on the life and accomplishments of Sonia Sotomayor, the first Justice of Hispanic heritage.

Ellen Ochoa: 1st Hispanic Director at NASA
Information on the life and accomplishments of Ellen Ochoa, the first Hispanic Director at NASA.

Dolores Huerta: Mexican-American Civil Rights Activist
Information on the life and accomplishments of Dolores Huerta, a Mexican-American Civil Rights Activist.

Gloria Estefan: Singer-Song Writer
Information on the life and work of Gloria Estefan, singer-song writer.

Laurie Hernandez: Olympic Gymnast
The life and accomplishments of Laurie Hernandez, Olympic Gymnast.

Hispanic Heritage Month: Digital Resources
Various digital resources involving Hispanic Heritage.