According to the 2021 census, more than 60 million Americans identify as being Latinx, Hispanic, and/or Latino. This underscores why it’s so important for educators like you to bring the rich history and contributions of the Latinx community into your lessons year-round. During Latinx Heritage Month (also referred to as National Hispanic American Heritage Month), there’s also a timely opportunity to take the learning one step further. Read on for classroom activities to help you teach about Latinx history, culture, and experiences during Latinx Heritage Month and the rest of the school year.
Classroom Activities About Latinx History, Culture, and Experiences
These lessons and classroom activities will help your students learn more deeply about Latinx culture, history, and individuals all year-long.
Research and discuss the achievements of Latinx and Hispanic leaders.
Teach your students about Latinx, Hispanic, and Latino-identifying leaders with these research activities, posters, and coloring pages.
Hispanic Heritage Month Spanish Posters and Coloring Pages Bundle by Mrs Cabello Spanish Class
Hispanic Heritage Month – Gary Soto – Worksheets and Readings-Dual by Ready to Teach Bilinguals
100 Hispanics in World History Research Packet (100th Day) by MommyMaestra
Notable Hispanic People: Poster Set and Project Research BUNDLE by Brighter Day Classroom
Take a spin around the globe.
Latinx, Hispanic, and Latino-identifying Americans come from many different nations — each with their own unique set of cultures and histories. Use these activities to introduce your students to some (or all!) of these places.
All About Hispanic Countries / Hispanic Countries Booklets by Learning with Mrs. Fresh
Mi Pasaporte al Mundo Latino by Middle School Maestra
Read books and watch films by and about Latinx and Hispanic individuals.
Celebrate Latinx heritage in your classroom by sharing books that are either about or written by Latinx, Hispanic, or Latino-identifying individuals.
Danza! by Duncan Tonatiuh Book Companion by LisaTeachR’s Classroom
Book Companion to Alma and How She Got Her Name Speech Therapy by Talking About Talking-Speech Therapy
Cesar Chavez Film Viewing Guide by Barraug Books and Curriculum
Explore Latinx cultural traditions.
Learning about cultural traditions is one way to spark students’ curiosity and supplement your lessons around Latinx heritage and history.
Spanish Non Fiction Reading Comprehension Passages | Puerto Rico Food by La Misi de Español
Discover more classroom activities and resources to help you teach about the history and contributions of Latinx, Hispanic, and Latino-identifying communities for Latinx Heritage Month and beyond.