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Hispanic Heritage: Celebrate and Learn!

Cinco de Mayo is Saturday May 5, in this the year of 2018.

Learn (¡aprenda!) about Hispanic history and culture—all year long—with articles and teaching activities from NCSS peer-reviewed publications Social Education and Social Studies and the Young Learner. Also explore a sampling of resource collections from some of our colleagues: PBS, Teaching Tolerance, Library of Congress, and the Archives. 

Special Section (Introduction): The Hispanic Heritage of North America: Commemorating 500 Years,” Social Education, 2013

Who’s Hispanic?Social Studies and the Young Learner

Teachers and Librarians Collaborate! Teaching About Hispanic Culture,” Social Studies and the Young Learner

And from our colleagues…

Here is a vast collection of resources: www.hispanicheritagemonth.gov. September 15 to October 15 of each year is designated National Hispanic Heritage Month, per U.S. law (signed by President LBJ and then expanded by Reagan). Explore this cornucopia of resources—which is a collaboration of the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, and U.S. National Archives and Records Administration.

There are teaching resources in this collection that will be useful in almost any unit of study in U.S. or modern world history grades 6–12. And some of the historic sites and related exhibits at National Parks and Monuments may be close to your school, calling out for a field trip! Check it out. www.hispanicheritagemonth.gov.

Another center of resources on this topic is a PBS TV webpage, https://www.socialstudies.org/resources/tv-plus/your-vote-your-voice-his...

Map detail in TSSP is from Jan/Feb 2013 Social Education article by Rodney Kite-Powell, https://www.socialstudies.org/publications/socialeducation/january-febru...

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