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Resources for National Hispanic* Heritage Month
By National Hall of Fame Teacher Alan Haskvitz
http://www.findingdulcinea.com/features/profiles/h/alan-haskvitz.html

From Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, America observes National Hispanic Heritage Month. This observation began in 1968 as National Hispanic Heritage Week, but it was expanded in 1988 to include the entire month-long period. To help educators and parents with this observance, I have put together free resources to help undestand the significance of the month and tie it in with Common Core reading and writing reqirements.

One of the official sites
http://www.hispanicheritagemonth.org/

Latino-Hispanic Heritage
http://www.42explore2.com/latino.htm

Smithsonian Hispanic Heritage Month
http://www.smithsonianeducation.org/heritage_month/hhm/index.html

Hispanic Heritage Resources for Teachers
https://www.teachervision.com/hispanic-heritage-month/south-america/6629.html

Hispanic Heritage Music Resources
You may be asked to register.
https://www.teachervision.com/hispanic-heritage-month/resource/20161.html

Other lessons related to Hispanic history
The Aztecs – Mighty Warriors of Mexico
http://edsitement.neh.gov/lesson-plan/aztecs-mdash-mighty-warriors-mexico

Aztecs Find a Home: The Eagle has Landed
A unit of study about the founding of the Aztecs capital, Tenochtitlan
http://edsitement.neh.gov/lesson-plan/aztecs-find-home-eagle-has-landed

Conquistadors
A encompassing view of how Europeans controlled the natives.
http://latinamericanhistory.about.com/od/theconquistadors/tp/08conquistadors.htm

Cortez and the Aztecs: Different Points of View
Great for Common Core lessons
http://historyclassroom20.wikispaces.com/file/view/less-mayaztec1.pdf

Couriers in the Inca Empire
A lesson about the communications of the time period. For elementary age students.
http://edsitement.neh.gov/lesson-plan/couriers-inca-empire-getting-your-message-across

Teaching with Historic Places
Excellent site with a v ariety of lessons from the National Park Service
http://www.nps.gov/search/?affiliate=nps&query=hispanic

Culture and History Through the Use of Children’s Literature – This site has three simple lesson plans to provide examples of what can be done for this month using literature as a base. Not for everyone.
http://www.cis.yale.edu/ynhti/curriculum/units/1997/2/97.02.06.x.html#i

Hispanic Culture and People
Andes Manta – From the Kennedy Center’s ArtsEdge celebration of Latin American arts
http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/multimedia/series/VideoStories/andes-manta.aspx

Students can create own clickable map of Mexico
http://createaclickablemap.com/create-clickable-map-mexico.php?maplocation=mexico

Some Famous Hispanic Scientists
http://coloquio.com/famosos/science.html
And
http://www.factmonster.com/spot/hhmbio4.html

Latin America Data Base
Good resoucres for creating Common Core math lessons
http://ladb.unm.edu/

Cinco de Mayo
Cinco de Mayo Activities 
Large number of lessons
http://www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/cinco-de-mayo/

Mr. Donn’s Cinco de Mayo Lessons
Large variety of lessons for all age levels
http://holidays.mrdonn.org/cincodemayo.html

History of Mexican Independence Day
http://teacherlink.ed.usu.edu/tlresources/units/byrnes-celebrations/mid.html

*Full Definition of HISPANIC
1.of or relating to the people, speech, or culture of Spain or of Spain and Portugal
2. of, relating to, or being a person of Latin American descent living in the United States; especially :  one of Cuban, Mexican, or Puerto Rican origin
http://www.merriam-webster.com/

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Chinese New Years starts on January 26th

http://www.reacheverychild.com/alan.html

January 26th is Chinese New Years. Here are all sorts of lessons, crafts, and ideas for learning more about this celebration

http://www.reacheverychild.com/feature/chinese_ny.html

New Year lessons and ideas including Chinese New Years resources

By Alan Haskvitz

http://www.reacheverychild.com/alan.html

A great many teachable moments can be used with the excitement and possibilities of a new year. Here are some large link sites that have a variety of materials for students of all ages.

Stories and lessons about New Years around the world

Lots of free plans and printables.

http://www.reacheverychild.com/feature/new_year.html

All types of lessons and links for Chinese New Years.

This is the Year of the Rat and starts February 7th.

http://www.reacheverychild.com/feature/chinese_ny.html

Winter holidays around the world

http://www.reacheverychild.com/feature/winter_traditions.html

Lessons and ideas for primary grades

http://www.atozteacherstuff.com/Themes/New_Year/index.shtml

Resources for most every holiday are posted here

http://www.reacheverychild.com/feature/pumpkins.html

Day of the Dead

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Haskvitz

For all holiday links

http://www.reacheverychild.com/feature/pumpkins.html

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How Mexicans celebrate the Day of the Dead

http://www.public.iastate.edu/~rjsalvad/scmfaq/muertos.html

Day of the Dead lesson plan

For elementary

http://teacherlink.ed.usu.edu/tlresources/units/Byrnes-celebrations/Day.html

Elaborate lesson plan for upper elementary and middle school

http://edsitement.neh.gov/view_lesson_plan.asp?id=740

Art lesson

http://www.crizmac.com/free_resources/papelpicado.cfm

Day of the Dead Batik Lessons

http://www.artsonia.com/teachers/lessonplans/plan.asp?id=1257

Lesson for primary students

http://pbskids.org/mayaandmiguel/english/parentsteachers/lessonplans/celeb.html

Coloring lessons

http://www.crayola.com/educators/lesson_plans/detail.cfm?id=1128

This is a download for primary, elementary. Very nice packet. Slow loading

http://www.azcentral.com/ent/dead/teachers/teacherpacket_edited.pdf

Day of the Dead link site

With crafts

http://www.ed.uiuc.edu/ylp/97-98/97-98_units/97-98mini-unit/HMcCarty_DiaMuertos/El_Muertos.html

Other Mexican Holidays

http://school.discoveryeducation.com/lessonplans/programs/mexicanholidays/

Link page

http://holidays.mrdonn.org/dayofthedead.html

Images, photos, art

http://www.mexconnect.com/mex_/feature/daydeadindex.html

Videos

http://www.azcentral.com/ent/dead/mixquicindex.html

Day of the Dead Powerpoint

Fairly sophisticated

http://www.winthrop.edu/vpa/Theatre_&_Dance/Student%20Info/Artsball/Power%20Point%20History.ppt#426,3,Slide 3

For additional holiday resources go to

http://www.reacheverychild.com/feature/pumpkins.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Haskvitz

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These links have an extensive listing of lessons and free materials that help all grade levels in learning about Native American culture and history. Arts and crafts, flags, maps, and more. These would be ideal for Thanksgiving based lessons.

http://www.reacheverychild.com/feature/native.html

http://www.reacheverychild.com/feature/native_american.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Haskvitz

Geography is an excellent way to integrate lessons in many subject areas. The Where and Why of geography and its five guiding principles make it an ideal way to start even the youngest student on his or her way to understand the environment. As well, geography is a staple of current events in the form of weather reports, global warming articles, or even news of highway and street construction as well as the cultural implications it offers in a global world.

Do to the size of this list I have moved the links here:

http://www.reacheverychild.com/feature/geography.html

Study Hispanic Heritage Week Sept. 15 – Oct. 15

By Alan Haskvitz

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Haskvitz

Take advantage of Hispanic Heritage Month to learn about Latino culture, history and heritage. We’ve put together numerous resources:

http://www.reacheverychild.com/feature/hispanic.html

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