Hispanic Heritage Month #CelebrateWithDE

Diego Rivera, The Legacy of Independence (1929-30)


Self_Portrait_with_Diego_On_My_Breast_by_Frida_Kahlo_circleHispanic 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.


Featured Resource

hhm_content-collectionHispanic Heritage Month Content Collection

Content Collection, All Grades

This Content Collection showcases lesson ideas, videos, images, articles, and primary source materials.


a-history-of-hispanic-achievement-in-america-era-of-the-hispanic-american-hero-beginsA History of Hispanic Achievement in America: Era of the Hispanic American Hero Begins

Full Video Grades 6-12

Hispanic artists, athletes, scientists and businessmen have become some of America’s greatest heroes.

cultural-awareness-hispanic-culturesCultural Awareness: Hispanic Cultures

Video Segment, Grades 9-12

Exhibits the most common holidays and festivals celebrated throughout Spain and Latin America.

learning-spanish-hispanic-cultureLearning Spanish: Hispanic Culture

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.

street-marketsStreet Markets

Video segment, Grades K-12

Presents information about the shopping scene and street markets of South America.


Instructional Idea

SOS+CircleSpotlight on Strategies: XO Let’s Go

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.

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