National Hispanic Heritage Month began in 1968 with President Lyndon B. Johnson and continues today to celebrate the heritage of American citizens whose families have ties to Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America.
It is celebrated each year from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. If you are looking for resources on how you might celebrate it in your school or classroom, here are spots to try:
The National Education Association has compiled grade-appropriate lesson plans, videos, activities and more related to the celebration.
The Library of Congress has a site dedicated to the topic with resources, art, articles, a section just for teachers and numerous other details.
Scholastic has developed a teachers’ toolkit, student activities, an idea-a-day plan and other resources for pre-K through 8th grades.
And, Colorin Colorado has developed resources for bilingual students, English language learners and their families.