Homework Help: Resources to Explore During Hispanic Heritage Month
Hispanic Heritage Month runs September 15 through October 15.
Here are some online resources perfect for schoolwork and some just for fun.
- HispanicHeritageMonth.gov – A variety of images, lesson plans and online features from the Library of Congress, the National Park Service, the National Gallery of Art and more
- Celebrate Hispanic Heritage – From Scholastic, geared at elementary school teachers and their students
- Biography In Context – Use your library card to access this database to Browse People, choose the category Hispanic Americans
- Facts for Features (U.S. Census Bureau) – Access population statistics (military service, voting, language, income, etc.) covering Hispanics in the United States
- Hispanic Heritage Lessons & Crafts (Pinterest) – Lots of craft ideas and activities for parents, teachers
- Hispanic Heritage Month (PBS) – watch documentaries, hear stories, music and explore Latinos in America
- Transparent Language Online – Learn Castilian or Latin American Spanish; you can learn using the website or download the mobile app
- Zinio – Download your favorite Spanish language magazines, including Good Housekeeping-BuenHogar, Cosmopolitan en Espanol, Familia Saludable, Seventeen – Mexico and Vanidades USA
- Other relevant databases students can explore using an library card include Britannica Library and World Book Online
Hispanic Heritage Month is also a great time to explore works by notable Hispanic-American writers, including:
Alison, Electronic Resources Librarian, Fauquier County Public Library