Hispanic Heritage Month Worksheets
All About These 15 Worksheets
This series of 15 worksheets is an engaging and educational resource designed to celebrate and honor the rich diversity, history, and contributions of Hispanic and Latino cultures during Hispanic Heritage Month. These worksheets provide students with an opportunity to learn about the achievements, traditions, and influential figures of Hispanic and Latino heritage. By completing a variety of activities, students will deepen their understanding of this vibrant culture while fostering cultural appreciation, critical thinking, and cross-cultural understanding. Through these worksheets, students will:
- Be familiar with the color words in Spanish and use them in context;
- Understand the origins and historical and socio-cultural significance of the Hispanic Heritage Month;
- Learn all about the contributions and impact of notable Hispanic individuals;
- Enrich their vocabulary skills by learning words or terminologies related to Hispanic countries;
- Recognize Hispanic heroes by writing an acrostic poem, encouraging creativity and critical thinking skills;
- And showcase their research skills by looking into the heritage of various Hispanic countries.
This series provides an immersive and educational resource for students to celebrate and appreciate the rich diversity, history, and contributions of Hispanic and Latino cultures. Through activities encompassing historical context, geography, influential figures, and personal reflection, students will deepen their knowledge, foster cultural appreciation, and enhance critical thinking skills. Overall, these worksheets promote cultural diversity, empathy, and understanding, fostering a sense of inclusivity and respect among students.
What is Hispanic Heritage Month?
Hispanic Heritage Month is an annual observance in the United States that celebrates the history, culture, and contributions of Hispanic Americans. It lasts from September 15 to October 15 each year, providing an opportunity for people to recognize and honor the significant impact that Hispanics have made in various fields, including art, music, literature, science, politics, and more.
The choice of these dates is significant, as September 15 marks the anniversary of independence for several Latin American countries, including Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Additionally, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September 18, respectively.
Hispanic Heritage Month was initially established as Hispanic Heritage Week by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1968, following the approval of a bill by Congress. It was later expanded to a month-long celebration by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 through a new bill, which was enacted into law on August 17, 1988.
During Hispanic Heritage Month, various events and activities are held across the country to celebrate the rich and diverse Hispanic culture. These may include art exhibits, music and dance performances, film screenings, educational programs, and community festivals. Schools, libraries, museums, and other organizations participate in these events, highlighting the achievements of notable Hispanic Americans and the importance of their cultural heritage. The month also serves as an opportunity to promote awareness, understanding, and appreciation of the Hispanic community’s diverse backgrounds, traditions, and experiences.