Hispanic Heritage Month begins on September 15, a date that marks the anniversary of independence for five Latin American countries — Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Mexico, Chile, and Belize also celebrate their independence in September.
Explore these Discovery Education resources and celebrate the culture, history, and contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans.
Content Collection, All Grades
This Content Collection showcases lesson ideas, videos, images, articles, and primary source materials.
Full Video Grades 6-12
Hispanic artists, athletes, scientists and businessmen have become some of America’s greatest heroes.
Video Segment, Grades 9-12
Exhibits the most common holidays and festivals celebrated throughout Spain and Latin America.
Full Video, Grades 9-12
Distinguishes a variety of cultural traditions in Spanish-speaking countries, including holidays, government, food, dance, and other pastimes. The program also examines the history of the Spanish royal family and evaluates African influence in Latin America.
Video segment, Grades K-12
Presents information about the shopping scene and street markets of South America.
XO Let’s Go is a teaching strategy that requires students to work in pairs and listen intently to what their partner shares. Recalling what they learned from any of the suggested Hispanic Heritage Month resources, students share new information they have learned.