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Hispanic Heritage Month Resources For Teachers, Parents, & Kids

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we have gathered free educational resources from our partners in education, PBS and Discovery Education. Explore the experiences, culture, and contributions of Hispanic Americans who have shaped Latino—and American—history.

PBS KIDS Programming

This fall, PBS KIDS will kick off Hispanic Heritage Month with an all-new episode of The Fred Rogers Company’s PEG + CAT, featuring the voices of Latin Grammy-nominated Mariachi Flor de Toloache in their first-ever animated appearance. "The Pig Problem/The Mariachi Problem" premieres September 15 on PBS stations and PBS KIDS streaming platforms. PBS KIDS also offers a variety of bilingual games and apps with Spanish and English options — including the new Daniel Tiger’s Storybooks App. Families can visit pbskids.org/games/spanish for more fun and learning with their favorite characters. In addition, parent resources, including book and activity recommendations, are available on PBS Parents.

PBS LearningMedia Digital Resources
 
PBS LearningMedia makes it easy for teachers to integrate Hispanic Heritage Month into their lessons with a trove of curriculum-aligned videos, activities and lesson plans. These resources are designed to help students deepen their awareness of Hispanic American and Latino artists, educators, icons, and everyday people while also building a foundational understanding of the Spanish language. 
 
Grades: K-4
There are about 54 million Hispanics and Latinos in the United States. That's a lot of people to celebrate! Use this video to show how Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated across the country with festivals and community events recognizing the contributions of Hispanics and Latinos in the United States.
 
Grades: K-3
Salsa is Georgia Public Broadcasting's award-winning Spanish language series for young learners in kindergarten through the third grade. Puppets in familiar stories, digital graphics and animation teach the language.
 
Grades: K-2
Oh Noah! is designed to teach Spanish to children ages six to eight through animated videos with embedded games that help build vocabulary. Additionally, this collection includes family activity guides and a teacher webinar.
 
Grades: 6-12
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 are aligned to the Georgia Standards of Excellence. 
 
Grades: 4-12
Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB) is the leader in the development, production, acquisition and distribution of non-commercial educational and cultural media that is representative of Latino people, or addresses issues of particular interest to Latino Americans. This collection includes educator guides, media resources, a focus on the arts, and an exploration into various historical events. 
 
Grades: 6-12
Dive into the Austin-based advertising firm LatinWorks, in this clip from America by the Numbers. Observe as the team puts together their award-winning multicultural ad campaigns.
 
Grades: 3-5
This collection includes 1000 digital resources for educators working with Spanish curriculum for grades 3-5. Each grouping includes a teacher's guide, language worksheets, audio pronunciation guides, videos, and other resources. These resources can be used throughout the school year and easily integrate into basal curriculum.
 
Grades: 3-5
This book brings together twenty five lesson plans with an abundance of brief, in-class activities about topics related to the Spanish language, its vocabulary and grammar, and the richness of the Spanish-speaking world’s culture. 
 
Grades: 9-12
This collection can be used to support viewing of the documentary, The Graduates/Los Graduados, by Bernardo Ruiz, while engaging students in discussions about the struggles and triumphs of Latino and Latina students from across the U.S. and the challenges faced in the American public education system.

 

Discovery Education Digital Resources*
 
Grades: K-12 
This content collection showcases lesson ideas, videos, images, articles, and primary source materials.
 
Grades: 6-12
Use this video to show how Hispanic artists, athletes, scientists and businessmen have become some of America's greatest heroes.
 
Grades: 9-12
This video clip exhibits the most common holidays and festivals celebrated throughout Spain and Latin America.
 
Grades: K-12
This video segment highlights the different ways in which Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated in the United States. 
 
Grades: 6-12
This collection of videos explains how the achievements of hispanic people have helped them become United States citizens and highlights such individuals as Joaquin Murieta, Francisco Ramirez, Rafael Chacon, Kit Carson and David Farragut.
 
Grades: K-12
This clip introduces the Hispanic greeting of a kiss on the cheek and demonstrates the difference between greetings in American and Hispanic countries. 
 
*GPB is proud to offer free Discovery Education accounts to all Georgia educators. If you need help setting up or accessing your account, please contact us at education@gpb.org
Mary Anne Lane

Mary Anne serves as the Education Project Manager at GPB, where she develops digital content and resources for educators and students. A native Georgian, Mary Anne graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Georgia earning her Bachelor of... more