Hispanic Heritage Month is a time of year to that can be a great learning opportunity for our students, as well as a great kick off for back to school in Spanish class! Check out these activities for Hispanic Heritage Month that are perfect for the start of the year!
If you’re looking for a way to introduce your students to the history and culture behind the month, here are a collection of Hispanic Heritage Month activities I’ve used in my classroom! You’ll find digital resources, websites, learning activities, printables, readings, graphic organizers, and more!
Check out this Pinterest board of videos that explain and celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month!
I’ve shared before how much I LOVE using Google Maps with culture in my classroom. Hispanic Heritage Month is no exception! Students navigate the map, read descriptions, look at pictures, and watch embedded videos. As they do so, they fill out the graphic organizer, or answer comprehension questions! Click here to check it out!
- Fun facts for Hispanic Heritage Month
- The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum work together to maintain this site – lots of videos and resources!
- Article from TIME explaining Hispanic Heritage Month
These printable research poster projects are a great option for Hispanic Heritage Month! They come in Spanish and English, so you can choose what works best for your students. They make an adorable display in the hall or in your classroom!
Gallery walks are a great way to get students up, moving, and thinking in the target language! I love this set because it is perfect for the beginning of the year! It’s all about famous people of Hispanic heritage written in comprehensible language. Each reading is a basic introduction and personal description of each person!
These QR code matching puzzles are another great station activity! Students read the descriptions written in English and match to the person described. To check to see if they are correct, they scan the code with a device that can read QR codes (iPod Touch, iPad, tablet, or laptop/desktop with a camera). Perfect for independent station work!
Need another option for your students? This worksheet set from Mrs. Cabello Spanish Class is great to introduce remarkable leaders and personalities from the Latino culture.
Want a print & go option to save you time? Check out this bundle of 6 different activities! Use them as stations or split up the activities over throughout the month!
Hispanic Heritage Month Activities in your Classroom
How do you educate students about Hispanic Heritage Month in your classroom or school? Do you do anything special for the month? Let me know!