According to the 2019 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.
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.
Biography Banners / Pennants – Hispanic Heritage Month by Prince Padania
100 Hispanics in World History Research Packet (100th Day) by MommyMaestra
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.
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.
Explore Latinx cultural traditions.
Learning about cultural traditions is one way to spark students’ curiosity and supplement your lessons around Latinx heritage and history.
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.