Tuesday, October 8, 2019


Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month
By Teach To Tell
Grades K-6

It is a known fact that a country's economic growth stems from the efforts of a diverse range of its people in terms of their contributions to all avenues of society - be it in education, sport, entertainment, law, and politics to name a few.

This alone is one great reason to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in your classroom and thereby honor the Hispanic and Latino Americans who have indeed made America great by their significant accomplishments to every aspect of North American life.

Worth mentioning to your students would be about the history of Hispanic Heritage Month and how it all began. It was in the year 1968 that this celebration was first approved by President Lyndon Johnson and observed in America.

At this time, it was just a one week celebration, however in 1988, President Ronald Reagan extended this to a whole month in recognition of the native heritage and fundamental contributions of the Hispanic and Latino Americans.

The celebration now runs from September 15 to October 15 and is also of great significance for many Hispanic nations. In fact, the start of the celebration on September 15 is auspicious as it marks the independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua in 1821.

In addition to several prominent figures, some key Hispanic and Latino Americans that you may mention to your students (in alphabetical order) are: Anthony Romero, Bob Menendez, Cesar Chavez, Isabel Allende, Jose Feliciano, Loreta Janeta, Marco Rubio, Oscar De La Hoya, Rita Moreno, Roberto Clemente, Selena Gomez, and Sonia Sotomayor.

And if you do decide to have your students learn all about the commendable contributions of these remarkable Hispanic and Latino Americans, here's a free banner to hang in your classroom. The bunting flags may read, Hispanic Heritage Month or Hispanic Americans.

Click on the image links to access this free colorful banner.


There are also 12 decorative flags featuring kid-friendly visual images and the time period of the Hispanics and Latinos mentioned.

 Interested in having your students write biographies on these 12 Hispanic and Latino Americans?
These editable flipbooks will help guide research and make an interesting bulletin board display too. Both color and black and white editable flipbook templates included in addition to self and peer editing checklists and teacher marking rubrics!


Wish you and your students a very memorable Hispanic Heritage Month!

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