Nationally, the United States honors the dates between September 15 – October 15 as Hispanic Heritage Month. While we at Park strive to provide inclusive engagement of communities all year, this time allows us to pay particular attention to Hispanic and Latino communities.
Below are some helpful resources that you might try in your classrooms. It may even be small changes like adding a book from the list or including an activity during the week.
- PBS has great video clips and discussion topics about diverse issues facing Latino and Hispanic Americans
- National Education Association has a list of easy-to-adapt activities for grades K-12
- Time Magazine for Kids is also a great resource for printable lessons and teaching resources
- Finally, one of my favorite resources is Mamiverse, and this site includes a diverse list of books featuring themes, characters and issues related to Latino and Hispanic issues
How might you include issues in math or science? Highlight researchers, scientists, scholars and inventors ofLatino or Hispanic heritage. Use examples that impact Latino and Hispanic communities as you create math problems or problem sets (e.g., demographics, cultural references).