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National Hispanic Heritage Month, Grades 9-12

September 15 – October 15

Found In: language arts, social studies9-12

Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage month with the following lessons, activities, videos, and more.

Lesson Plans

Hispanic Heritage Month begins today.
Students in grades 5-12 work in groups to research and present projects on Hispanic culture through PowerPoint, a webpage, a display, or an interactive tool such as the flip book or stapleless book.

Common Visions, Common Voices
Students in grades 9-12 analyze similarities and differences between cultures by investigating themes and motifs found in literature or visual arts.

Five Artists of the Mexican Revolution
Students in grades 9-12 research the events and personalities of the Mexican Revolution, explore how these people and events influenced the artists and art of this time period, and create original art that demonstrates the style of one of the artists studied.

Smithsonian Education - Hispanic Heritage Teaching Resources
Lessons for grades K-12.

Latino Americans Lesson Plans
28 Lesson plans for grades 6-12.

EDSITEment - National Hispanic Heritage Month
Four lessons for grades 6-12, plus recommended websites and background information.


Fact Monster - Hispanic Heritage Month Activities
Crosswords, population statistics, and more.

Colorín Colorado - Hispanic Heritage Month
Information, puzzles, biographies for English language learners. In English and Spanish.

Scholastic - Bring Hispanic Heritage Month to Life (K-12)

Background Resources

Articles Tagged as Latino American History

Day of the Dead - El Dia de los Muertos  K-12 curriculum resources.

Library of Congress - Hispanic Heritage Month Images, exhibits, audio, and video.

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
121 articles, musical samples, and videos.

Smithsonian Latino Center  Includes exhibitions, virtual museum, Virtual Museum Bilingual Teacher Training Took Kit, and more.




Mariachi Music Online
Free downloads and brief artist biographies.

Cuban Music


History of Mexico
Find 31 videos and 18 photo galleries.

Coco (2017) (1:45) Miguel, a 12-year-old frustrated musician, visits the land of the dead to get the blessing of a famous singer, his great-great-grandfather. This movie could be used as an introduction or culminating activity in an exploration of Dia de los Muertos and other aspects of Latino culture.

last updated: July 15, 2019


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