Hispanic and Latino students deserve to see themselves reflected in the history, books, and holidays in your classroom. To help teachers prepare for Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September 15 through October 15, AdoptAClassroom.org has assembled a list of classroom activities and supplies you can use in your classroom.
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Officially Launched: Free Teacher Leader Resources
AdoptAClassroom.org’s Teacher Leaders include educators from across the country who share their expertise and teaching experience with the wider AdoptAClassroom.org educational community. One of our Teacher Leaders, Robert Halkitis, is a high school teacher who provided a “My Racial Autobiography” activity free through our teacher resource library.
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Resources from Teacher Leaders are provided by our Spotlight Funds, which support areas/school subjects of greater need.
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Free Resources for Hispanic Heritage Month
- The NEA website hosts lesson plans and activities relating to Hispanic heritage and culture for grades K-12 on their website.
- Teachers can find assembled resources from the Smithsonian, Library of Congress, and more here.
Language Arts, Social Studies, and History
- Suitable for grades 6-12, this lesson plan teaches students about Cesar Chavez, Dolores Huerta, and the United Farm Workers who protested the conditions of largely-Hispanic farm workers in the 1960s and 1970s. Find this multimedia lesson plan here.
- Poet Laureate of the United States, Ada Limón, is the first Latina to hold the position. Poets.org has several discussion activities perfect for middle and high school English and social studies classes.
- Latino Americans: The 500-Year Legacy that Shaped a Nation is a PBS documentary in six parts that covers the history of Latino Americans.
- For STEM educators, there are numerous scientists featured here to align to your physics, biology, environmental science, and chemistry lessons here.
If you have free resources you want to add to this list, please contact us at [email protected].
Hispanic Heritage Month Resources from our Vendors
AKJ Education’s mission is to reduce the barriers—namely time and money—between you and quality supplemental materials for your classroom.
Featured: The Day of the Dead/El Dia de los Muertos
This bilingual book is a great read-aloud for younger students! It will help students of multiple backgrounds understand the cultural and familial significance of Day of the Dead.
Powered by Oriental Trading, Fun Express is a leading supplier of toys, novelties, and giftware.
Featured Hispanic Heritage Month Stickers
If you have a classroom or school-wide event happening for Hispanic Heritage Month, these stickers are perfect for students to celebrate.
Lakeshore Learning creates award-winning educational products for schools and families to provide a high-quality education for every child.
Feature: Lakeshore Block Play People – Hispanic Family
Young students deserve to play house with families that look like theirs. This block play people set has a man, woman, grandpa, grandma, a boy, a girl, a baby, and a toddler.
Lee & Low Books
Lee & Low Books is the largest multicultural children’s book publisher in the U.S., as well as one of the few minority-owned publishing companies in the country.
Featured: Marisol McDonald Doesn’t Match
Lee and Low has a variety of books highlighting Latino characters and heroes for students of all grade levels, but we wanted to shout-out this book for younger students. This book features a young protagonist learning about her biracial and bicultural identity as Peruvian and Scottish. As a bilingual book, it’s great for mixed-language classrooms and English Language Learners.
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