According to the 2019 census, more than 60 million Americans identify as being Latinx, Hispanic, and/or Latino. This underscores why it’s so important for educators like you to bring the rich history and contributions of the Latinx community into your lessons year-round. During Latinx Heritage Month (also referred to as National Hispanic American Heritage Month), there’s also a timely opportunity to take the learning one step further. Read on for classroom activities to help you teach about Latinx history, culture, and experiences during Latinx Heritage Month and the rest of the school year.
Classroom Activities About Latinx History, Culture, and Experiences
These lessons and classroom activities will help your students learn more deeply about Latinx culture, history, and individuals all year-long.
Research and discuss the achievements of Latinx and Hispanic leaders.
Teach your students about Latinx, Hispanic, and Latino-identifying leaders with these research activities, posters, and coloring pages.
Latinx, Hispanic, and Latino-identifying Americans come from many different nations — each with their own unique set of cultures and histories. Use these activities to introduce your students to some (or all!) of these places.