September 15th through October 15th is Hispanic Heritage Month! Celebrate the culture and contributions of Americans whose ancestors come from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.

There are about 54 million Hispanics and Latinos in the United States. Across the country, Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated with festivals and community events recognizing the contributions of Hispanics and Latinos in the United States.

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Flamenco Dance Studio Field Trip | Grades: PreK-3

Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month with a lesson on Flamenco! Penny and the KidVision VPK kids take a field trip to the studio to learn about Spanish dance movements and music.

Colombian Folktale: Pastorcit  | Grades: PreK-5

Introduce your students to Colombian poet Rafael Pombo and his folktale “Pastorcita.” Pombo was known for his Spanish translations of traditional English nursery rhymes — “Pastorcita” is similar to “Little Bo Peep.”

Books About Latinos Who Made a Difference | Grades: PreK-7

From “Diego Rivera: His World and Ours” to “Sonia Sotomayor: A Judge Grows in the Bronx,” this PBSKIDS for Parents list of children’s books highlighting the histories, cultures, and contributions of Latino Americans! Many of the books are bilingual or are available in Spanish.

Latino Americans | Grades: 4-12

This collection of lesson plans, videos and classroom resources invites teachers and students to explore the history, people and issues chronicled in the PBS series, Latino Americans. Along the way, it engages students in dramatic real-life stories and offers primary texts that serve the goals of the Common Core.


Learn more about famous people of Hispanic heritage, like Cesar Chavez, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Raúl Juliá on PBS LearningMedia.