Tools, Links, and Useful Ideas for Celebrating Hispanic Heritage
National Hispanic Heritage Month, which takes place from September 15 to October 15 every year, is a time to recognize and celebrate the many contributions, diverse cultures, and extensive histories of the American Latino community. Hispanic influences are tightly knit in the fabric of American life—think music, food, art, cinema, politics, literature, and so much more. This year the theme of the celebration is Be Proud of Your Past and Embrace the Future. While Hispanic and Latino children learn about and celebrate their roots this month, all youth can benefit from learning about Spanish history and culture.
BetterLesson is sponsoring a matching grant program to provide public and private K–12 schools, districts, and education service agencies in the United States with virtual professional learning services to improve teaching and learning in remote environments and integrate practices that advance social justice as part of regular classroom instruction.
As America’s national institution for promoting, interpreting, and celebrating women’s history, the National Women’s History Museum (NWHM) is ensuring that women and girls’ unique voices and experiences are not left out of the telling of the COVID-19 story. To this end, NWHM has launched the Women Writing History: A Coronavirus Journaling Project.
The US National Parks are the embodiment of a concept emerging from 19th-century democratic ideas to preserve the magnificent natural wonders of the land, making them available in perpetuity. Studying the national parks helps to illuminate these ideas and illustrate dimensions of US politics, economics, and society that resonate today.