Monday, September 9, 2019

Printable Lessons and Activities to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

It's hard to believe that Hispanic Heritage Month kicks off next Sunday! And let me tell you, I think we need it more than ever. To dispel myths. To dispel stereotypes. To highlight the significant contributions of Hispanics to U.S. history. To fight racism. I've seen a lot of activity going on with my Hispanic Heritage Month printable activities that focus on historical Latino figures, Spanish-speaking countries, and more. To find additional resources, check out my comprehensive list of Lesson Plans and Activities for Hispanic Heritage Month around the web.

To make things easier for you, I've compiled them all together below for easy reference. But if you visit my TpT store*, you'll probably find a lot more that would complement the upcoming month!

FIRST, if you aren't signed up for my newsletter, you might want to do so. I try to share free downloads with my subscribers. Sometimes they are new products, and sometimes they are free versions of my paid products which I offer to my subscribers for a limited time. :) Right now, I have some new themed writing pages for Hispanic Heritage Month. Easy to print and go! A few ways to use them?
  • Research and write up the history of the holiday.
  • Have students write what Hispanic Heritage Month means to them.
  • Research and write up the story behind a Hispanic historical figure.

And now, on to the rest of the printable materials...

Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Reading Passage

This is a one-page history on Hispanic Heritage Month. Students will learn about how it started, why it is important to celebrate it, and who are some important figures in U.S. history. This informational text is written for students in 6th - 10th grade. Includes an 8-question comprehension quiz plus answer key.

Digital versions have been added to Easel. Thus, this product includes four activities (reading passages and comprehension questions - each in English or Spanish), as well as two assessments. Educators can choose to assign the reading comprehension questions as a self-checking activity, or as an assessment.

Includes full text in English and Spanish.

Hispanic Heritage Month Trivia Challenge

This Hispanic Heritage Month Trivia Challenge is a digital Google Sheets™ file designed as a supplemental assessment game to my Hispanics in History Fandex. It may also be used as a quick introduction to the national observance, or as an assessment for my Hispanic Heritage Reading Passage (shown above).

Students will test their knowledge of Hispanic Heritage Month by answering up to 12 self-checking trivia questions. They are required to choose 8 questions to answer, but may gain bonus points by answering more.

Hispanic Heritage Month Escape Room

This Hispanic Heritage Month Escape Room comes with two Google Sheets digital files - one in English, the other in Spanish. Students answer 12 (self-checking) questions about Hispanic Heritage Month to unlock the final word puzzle, then unscramble the letters to escape! Printable task cards are also included if you don't want to do the digital activity.

This activity works best when paired with my Hispanic Heritage Month Reading Passage.

Country Studies

Explore the Spanish-speaking countries of Cuba, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Spain with this Country Coloring Activity BUNDLE!

Available in English or Spanish, it's simple and fun. Just have your kids read about a person, place, or thing related to the country, then have them find it on the map and color it in. You save when you buy the bundle, but you can also purchase the individual country files.

Latinos in American & World History

100 Hispanics in World History Research Packet

This 79-page unit allows students to choose from a list of 100 Hispanics in world history to research and share. The list is available in two formats:

The historical figures are arranged by century starting with the 1400s to the present
The historical figures are arranged by field of influence, including musicians, artists, activists, scientists, athletes, writers, journalists, actors, leaders & politicians, and other notable figures.
Pages for note-taking, research, and one-page presentations are included, as are additional pages for comparing/contrasting historical figures, word association, and listing new vocabulary.

In addition, date cards and information labels are included for creating a timeline display on a wall.

Instructions included.

Teach your kids about Hispanic Heritage Month with this set of three minibooks that are perfect for lapbooks, interactive notebooks, or literacy centers.

This file contains three books:
  1. A top flip book featuring Hispanic musicians
  2. An accordion-folded book featuring Hispanic writers
  3. And a side flip book featuring Hispanic artists

My most popular download during this time of year, this reading comprehension packet comes with one-page reading passages about the following 10 famous Latinas:

  1. Ellen Ochoa
  2. Isabel Allende
  3. Dara Torres
  4. Frida Kahlo
  5. Linda Ronstadt
  6. Dolores Huerta
  7. Sonia Sotomayor
  8. Carolina Herrera
  9. Rita Moreno
  10. Sor Juana de la Cruz

I've also included reading comprehension worksheets that focus on facts and vocabulary from the passages, a matching activity, dictionary reference, and complete the sentence. Answer key included.

This reading comprehension packet comes with one-page reading passages about the following famous Afro-Latinos:
  1. Celia Cruz
  2. Sammy Davis, Jr.
  3. Soledad O'Brien
  4. Roberto Clemente
  5. Martina Arroyo
  6. Pelé
  7. Arnaldo Tamayo Méndez

I've also included reading comprehension worksheets that focus on facts and vocabulary from the passages, a matching activity, dictionary reference, and complete the sentence. Answer key included.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by playing "Who Am I?" with this set of character crowns featuring 30 influential Hispanics in History. 

Each crown comes with a fact sheet and extension strips for making the crown. Directions for assembly and instructions on different ways to play the game, as well as different ways to use the crowns are included. 

These fact files may be used as individual bookmarks or a fandex. It features 36 historical figures. Directions for fandex assembly and use, as well as individual worksheets, cut-outs and answer key included. 

Introduce your students to Dolores Huerta with this easy, no-prep, printable poster and glossary! Available in full color or black-and-white, you can decorate your classroom or have your students color in the poster and read the glossary which features words related to the activist.

Worksheets are included that require students to study the words and then write in the definitions. Answer key included.

Hispanic Holidays

This is a collection of my four one-page reading passages on Hispanic holidays. It includes:

• Day of the Dead Reading Passage
• Las Posadas One-Page Reading Passage
• Día de los Reyes Magos Reading Passage
• The REAL History of Cinco de Mayo Reading Passage

Each one comes with a 1-page reading passage and a quiz.

Family Heritage Research

Encourage your children/students to explore their family's heritage with these sets of themed journaling pages. Each collection contains 42 different pages to record a child's family heritage and includes pages for sketching, photographs, recording family recipes and interviews, journaling and more. Just print what you need and go. 

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