Learners are introduced to Mexico's culture, people, language and celebration of traditions. They develop their own Cultural Report Slide Show and are encouraged to do several activities on this topic.
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Cuban Americans: Exiles from an Island Home
Learners define the terms Hispanic and Latino and explain why most immigrants from Central and South America and teh Caribbean prefer one over the other. They define cultural identity, acculturation, and assimilation. Students explain...
6th - 8th English Language Arts
Dia de los Muertos Educator Resource Guide
What are the origins of el Dia de los Muertos, and how is this tradition observed in contemporary celebrations? With a variety of lesson plans and suggested hands-on activities, here is an excellent resource to reference as you prepare...
4th - 7th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Everybody Fiesta: A Unit on Hispanic Celebrations
Young scholars examine the various types of celebrations in the Hispanic culture. Using the internet, they research customs and traditions of the culture and identify important members of society who are hispanic. They are also...
3rd - 9th Languages
Film Festival: Documentaries for Hispanic Heritage Month
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the New York Times provides links to five short documentary films depicting Hispanic themes and culture. Learners can click on each embedded link to view the films, then answer each set of related...
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Making an Altar for the Day of the Dead
No El Dia de los Muertos—or the Day of the Dead—celebration is complete without a traditional altar. Follow descriptive instructions to build, and choose items and symbols from various lists to create an altar fit to honor loved ones...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
Esperanza Rising- Comprehension Strategies
Sixth graders explore Hispanic culture. For this introductory lesson, 6th graders preview Esperanza Rising, discuss Spanish culture, and define ethnic terms used: Hispanic, Latino, Chicano, and Mexican American. Students prepare to read...
6th English Language Arts