Scholastic's Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Activities provide your students with an opportunity to discover the contributions and rich cultures of Hispanics in the United States. Hispanic Heritage Month — celebrated September 15 to October 15 each year — honors the diverse peoples of Spanish-speaking backgrounds who have come to the United States from more than 20 countries. Celebrate Hispanic Heritage is designed to coincide with this special month or be used throughout the year.
- Interpret and understand written and spoken Spanish on a variety of topics
- Identify and describe traits that represent Hispanic cultures
- Study and analyze the traditions and culture of Hispanic Americans
- Read observations Hispanics make about their identity
- Conduct research on issues of identity and heritage
- Formulate interview questions based on reading materials
- Use compiled information to ask questions that seek information not already discussed
- Understand and summarize the contributions of Hispanic Americans
- Gather and synthesize information about Hispanic community members by using a variety of informational resources
- Write a biography about an accomplished American that relates information on heritage and identity
- Apply reading comprehension skills, including:
- Identify the main idea
- Read for detail
- Draw conclusions
Students learn about one of the largest cultural groups in the United States, Hispanic Americans. This lesson includes a brief overview of the contributions Hispanic Americans have made to the world.
2 CLASS PERIODS
Students learn about one of the largest cultural groups in the United States, Hispanic Americans, through several online learning activities.
3 CLASS PERIODS
Older students learn about one of the largest cultural groups in the United States, Hispanic Americans, including their traditions and major contributions they have made.
3 CLASS PERIODS
Interactive timelines, web hunts, and other resources to teach students about the cultures and contributions of Latinos in the U.S.
PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5, 6–8
This interactive activity makes learning Spanish vocabulary and practicing memorization skills fun for young students.
PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5
Using Scholastic’s interactive map, students can trace 500 years of Spanish influences on the Americas, from the Caribbean to California.