Free classroom resources for Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15- October 15) is a time to recognize the many contributions of Latinos to life in the United States and learn about the cultures and traditions of those who can trace their roots to Spain, Mexico, and the Spanish-speaking countries of Central America, South America, and the Caribbean.

To help you celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month we’ve compiled some of our favorite activities and collections featured on Scholastic.com:

Bring Hispanic Heritage Month to Life: A Collection of Resources. Teach your students about Hispanic history, art, and music using these lesson plans, book lists, crafts, and biographies.

Compare and Contrast Countries During Hispanic Heritage Month. Students develop an understanding of the diversity that exists within Hispanic culture.

Frida Kahlo and Self Expression Through Self-Portraits. Famous Mexican painter Frida Kahlo is introduced and students create self-portraits while considering the question, "What is important to you?"

Understanding Characters and Cultures. Students learn about the influence of culture as they read and respond to Pat Mora's The Rainbow Tulip.