In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, celebrated every year from September 15 to October 15, we have gathered free educational resources from PBS LearningMedia. Explore the experiences, culture, and contributions of Hispanic Americans who have shaped Latino—and American—history.

 

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. 

 

Hispanic Heritage Month | All About the Holidays

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.

 

Salsa

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.

 

Oh Noah! Collection

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.

 

Latino Americans

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. 

 

Latino Public Broadcasting Education Collection

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. 

 

Inside Latinworks | America by the Numbers

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.

 

Supplemental Spanish | Mini-Curriculum

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.

 

Beginning Spanish iBook (available on iTunes)

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. 

 

The Graduates/Los Graduados

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.

 

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