-- Lyndon B. Johnson, Presidential Proclamation - No. 3869 September 1968
Most importantly, this month-long celebration of Latino heritage aims to promote an awareness of Latino issues, struggles, and triumphs, bringing together individual and collective histories in order to form a deeper understanding of who we are today.
The following are resources for educators for Hispanic Heritage Month. All of them provide similar resources — accessible biographies of Hispanic-Americans, history, multimedia, and more:
- Biography Channel Hispanic Heritage
- CNN Special Report: The Hispanic Experience Today
- Library of Congress - Teachers Resources
- National Archives - Teach Docs
- National Endowment for the Humanities
- National Park Services - Teaching with Hispanic Places
- Scholastic’s Celebrate Hispanic Heritage
- Smithsonian Education Hispanic Heritage Teaching Resources
- Smithsonian Institution’s Ojos
- Smithsonian Latin Center’s Kids Corner
- Scholastic’s lesson plans for celebrating Hispanic Heritage called Dare, Dream, Do.
- Read the Presidential Proclamation for Hispanic Heritage Month 2015
- Facts for Hispanic Heritage Month from the US Census Bureau.
- Click here for information on PBS programming that celebrate Latino Heritage.