Did you know that Mexico is just one of seven Spanish-speaking countries in Latin America that celebrates its independence between September 15 and October 15, the official dates of the Mes de la hispanidad or Mes de la herencia in the US?
Dear Spanish teacher, what’s your plan?
PLAN FOR EL MES DE LA HISPANIDAD
STEP 1: Get the word out to the whole school about El mes de la herencia (AND your school’s awesome Spanish program!) with school-wide BINGO!
Need a second BINGO set for a second year of school-wide celebrating? We’ve got you covered! Get 25 MORE biographies of notable Latinos here.
STEP 2: On September 16–Mexican Independence Day–or leading up to it if it falls on a weekend–tackle El Grito de Dolores!
Really dig into Mexican Independence Day or prep for El día de la Revolución Mexicana (11/20) with these detailed bios of key figures of the Revolution!
STEP 3: Give your students some background info on El mes de la herencia with three quick readings.
STEP 4: Learn El Juramento a la bandera in Spanish (and get in a little meaningful discussion while you’re at it!)
STEP 5: October 15 already!? Wrap up with a fabulous game of Jeopardy celebrating the powerful Latino influence in US culture!
Here are some more materials that you can use this month to teach about Hispanic Heritage with confidence!
In addition, click here to see an idea for a writing activity.