#CelebrateWithDE – Hispanic Heritage Month 2017

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.

Featured Resources

hhm_content-collectionHispanic Heritage Month Content Collection
Discovery Education Streaming
Grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Assorted Resources

This Content Collection showcases lesson ideas, videos, images, articles, and primary source materials.
hhm_content-collectionHispanic Heritage Month
(Canadian Version)
Discovery Education Streaming
Grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Video Segment

This video segment highlights different ways in which Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated in the United States.
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
Discovery Education Streaming, Social Studies Techbook
Grades Grades 6-8, 9-12, Full Video

Hispanic artists, athletes, scientists and businessmen have become some of America’s greatest heroes.
cultural-awareness-hispanic-culturesCultural Awareness: Hispanic Cultures
Discovery Education Streaming
Grades 9-12, Video Segment

Exhibits the most common holidays and festivals celebrated throughout Spain and Latin America.
learning-spanish-hispanic-cultureLearning Spanish: Hispanic Culture
(Canadian Version)
Discovery Education Streaming
Grades 9-12, Full Video

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
(Canadian Version)
Discovery Education Streaming
Grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Video Segment

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

Instructional Idea

SOS+CircleSpotlight on Strategies: XO Let’s Go
(Canadian Version)
All Services
Grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Instructional Strategy

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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