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The Best Resources For Hispanic Heritage Month

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Hispanic Heritage Month begins on September 15th. I never knew the reasons for the date before, but Infoplease says it’s “the anniversary of independence for five Latin American countries—Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico declared its independence on September 16, and Chile on September 18.

I thought another “The Best…” list would be in order. We teach a Latino Studies unit each year in our ninth grade English classes, and you can find the sites on this list, and many more, on my website under Latin Studies.

You might also be interest in The Best Sites For Learning About Cesar Chavez.

Here are my picks for The Best Resources For Hispanic Heritage Month (not in an order of preference). All of them provide similar resources — accessible biographies of Hispanic-Americans, history, multimedia, etc, so I’m not going to include a description for each one::

Biography Channel Hispanic Heritage

Smithsonian Institution’s Ojos

CNN Special Report: The Hispanic Experience

Scholastic’s Celebrate Hispanic Heritage

Smithsonian Latin Center’s Kids Corner

Teaching Tolerance has a lesson plan at on Latino Heritage Month.

American Sabor is a neat new site from The Smithsonian that’s designed to celebrate Latino music heritage. It has tons of multimedia features and a nice interactive.

The Smithsonian also has another site filled with related teaching resources.

The National Education Association has a number of related resources.

President Obama has issued a Presidential Proclamation–National Hispanic Heritage Month, 2011.

Colorin Colorado has a page of useful resources.

The New York Times Learning Network has published a very useful resource, La Vida Latina: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month With The New York Times.

“Latino Americans” Looks Like A Great PBS Series

TIME for Kids has useful resources.

5 Takeaways About Hispanic Heritage You Probably Didn’t Know is from NBC News.

The Anti-Defamation League has a number of related resources.

Lessons for Hispanic Heritage Month is from Education World.

Our Latino Authors: Recognizing Rudolfo Anaya, the Godfather of Chicano Letters is from NBC News.

6 Ways Latino Advocacy Has Shaped Our Education Policies is from NBC News.

On Hispanic Heritage Month, a spotlight on Chicano authors is from NBC News.

Quote Of The Day: The Need For “Latin Faces & Voices” In Textbooks

Feel free to share your suggestions of additional resources.

Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

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