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El Mes de la Hispanidad 25 Más Latinos Notables 4868820 1

Mini biographies for Hispanic Heritage Month

Beginner (Level 1), Elementary, Novice (Levels 1-2)
52 Pages
Google Drive, PDF

This product contains very simple biographies in Spanish of 27 notable latinos in the US. The biographies were chosen to demonstrate the complexity and richness of Latino identities, representing the many different ways that one can be Latino. The figures come from a range of professions, and their contributions to US society are varied.

Each biography lists the profession of the person, where they are from (state if from the US or country if born outside the US), and to which Spanish-speaking country or countries they have family ties. In the case that the person’s profession is not a Spanish-English cognate, a translation of the profession is provided on the slide (ex: abogado - lawyer).

The product also contains 40 unique 5x5 BINGO cards with descriptions in English that match the biographies.

The product contains suggested uses. My personal recommendation is to post the biographies throughout the school and use as a school-wide BINGO game. Using it as a school-wide activity will draw attention to Hispanic Heritage Month and serve as a recruiting tool for your program. Students that are not already in your classes will be amazed at how much they can understand in Spanish without ever having taken a class because the short readings are almost entirely written with cognates and proper nouns!

Both full-color and Blackline versions of each biography are included. The product is a downloadable PDF that contains a clickable link to a Google Drive folder that houses Slides versions of all biographies as well as fixed PDFs, plus all resources for the Bingo game.


  1. Anthony Romero
  2. Camila Cabello
  3. Arturo Moreno
  4. Amy Rodríguez
  5. Alisa Valdés-Rodríguez
  6. Rosa Clemente
  7. Mel Martínez
  8. Jennifer López
  9. Narciso Rodríguez
  10. Janet Murguía
  11. Laurie Hernández
  12. Henry Cejudo
  13. Vilma Socorro Martínez
  14. Jean-Michel Basquiat
  15. Antonio Villaraigosa
  16. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
  17. Jorge Ramos
  18. Jorge Pérez
  19. Cristina Jiménez Moreta
  20. Lin-Manuel Miranda
  21. Emma González
  22. Diana Taurasi
  23. Jeff Bezos
  24. Diana Trujillo
  25. Ozuna
  26. Carmen Yulín Cruz
  27. Gustavo Santaolalla
  • Love getting the whole school involved in this! Great idea and well laid out!

    Erica H.
  • I have been introducing my students to a new Latino every class period. It helps my students learn about notable Latinos and it also helps build my Spanish 1's reading skills. Text is simple and short with lots of cognates which aid in comprehensibility.

    Aileen F.
  • The students don't realize what great vocab and grammar they are getting by reading these easy biographies, along with the information that highlights notable Hispanics. I love the variety of people represented. This is a great resource!

    Sandra J T.
  • I used these bios during Hispanic Heritage month. Students enjoy seeing these representations of important people and took pride in being able to understand the comprehensible texts.

    Emily E.
  • A great way to get students out of their seats and actively learning! I bought and used the original set with Spanish 1 last year; this year for Hispanic Heritage month I used this set for Spanish 2 - same activity, new people to learn about!

    Deanna M.

25 MÁS latinos notables


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