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Hispanic Heritage Month

2 little girs at their flamenco lesson with 2 flamenco teachers

To mark Hispanic Heritage Month, PBS LearningMedia will spotlight new Spanish-language resources alongside a rich collection of content about Hispanic history and culture.

Local Resources

EVENTS
Hispanic Festival Saturday, September 5th, 2015 Hispanic Festival St. Louis Church Fred George & Old Bainbridge Rd 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Tallahassee, FL. Live entertainment, Hispanic Food, Arts & Crafts.

Tally Fiesta Educate North Florida over the Hispanic/Latino culture that exists by bringing us all together through live entertainment, cultural performances, commerce and Latin food!

AWARDS
NORTH FLORIDA HISPANIC ASSOCIATION ACADEMIC AWARDS PROGRAM To provide Academic Awards to Leon and Gadsen county school graduating Hispanic seniors that will be pursuing a post-high school course of study at a college/university or post-secondary educational institution.

 

Resources By Grade

We've compiled this list of resources to help you plan for lessons. Please explore the resources below by grade level. Some resources span a large range of grades and therefore will be listed in each category.

 

Elementary

Description: SciGirls CONNECTSciGirls Latino In this section, the SciGirls share ways to welcome Latino families in their programming. Get some strategies and tips for working with Latino families in STEM. This webpage is available in Spanish and in English.

Description: http://ibericalanguages.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/jjjjjjj.jpgFlamenco Dance Studio Field Trip | WPBT2 | PreK-3 Celebrate Hispanic Heritage and learn about Flamenco!  Join Penny and the KidVision VPK kids at a Flamenco lesson.  Learn about Spanish dance movements and music.  Come with us and clap, snap, stomp, and express emotions with your bodies. Olé!

Description: http://image.pbs.org/video-assets/WNET/thirteen-kids/24935/images/Mezzanine_052.jpgOh Noah! | WNET | K-2 Oh Noah!, (formerly known as Noah Comprende) is designed to teach Spanish to children ages six to eight through animated videos with embedded games that help build vocabulary. In each video, a misunderstanding launches a comic misadventure.

Description: Latino AmericansStereotypes vs. Statistics (grades 4 - 8) There are many preconceptions and stereotypes about Latinos and how they have come to the United States. In this activity, students will examine some of the myths and compare these to actual demographic data. A reflective pre-activity is followed by analysis of statistical graphs from the Pew Research Center. 

Description: http://www.latinamericanstudies.org/spanwar/patriots.gifSpanish-American War 4-12th U.S. imperial aspirations and diminished Spanish colonial power set the scene for the Spanish-American War in the late 1800s. The media helps frame the discussion. The fates of Cuba, Puerto Rico and the Philippines are in the balance, but none of these regions play a direct role in the final negotiations. The U.S. sets itself up to continue intervening in the futures of the former Spanish colonies. The post-war status of Puerto Rico, in particular, frames the island's continuing questions of political autonomy and the U.S.'s imperial actions are at conflict with its democratic ideals. 

Description: http://media.namx.org/images/editorial/2011/02/0209/a_cadiz_redistricting/a_cadiz_redistricting_500x279.jpgWho Are Latinos? 4-12th Who are Latinos? What does the term Latino American reference? In this quick, introductory activity, students consider their own preconceptions of Latinos, view a trailer for the documentary series Latino Americans and identify new topics questions to investigate further.

Description: http://image.pbs.org/poster_images/alfresco/u/pr/Library%20of%20Congress/Hispanic%20Exploration%20in%20America_9d66f936-39c7-4404-acfb-1ff8aa72b160/codex_large.png.resize.710x399.pngHispanic Exploration in America 4-12th Spain’s explorations were driven by the desire to expand its knowledge of the world, to discover spices and riches, and to spread Christianity. In 1492, when Christopher Columbus, on a journey funded by Spain, took a westerly course across the Atlantic Ocean searching for an alternative route to the Indies, he inadvertently “discovered” a new continent. This set of primary resources from the Library of Congress provides a window into this time period, as well as a Teacher's guide with historical context and teaching suggestions.

Description: http://d43fweuh3sg51.cloudfront.net/media/collections/headerlatinoamericans.pngLatino Americans | LPB/WETA | 4-13+ This collection of lesson plans, videos and classroom resources invites teacher and students to explore the history, people and issues chronicled in the PBS series, Latino Americans.

Webinar – Latino Americans | LPB | 4-13+Latino Americans: a Webinar. The PBS LearningMedia collection, Latino Americans, provides a rich array of bilingual lesson plans, activities, videos, and other classroom resources for grades 4-13+. Join Antonio Gomez, Education Director at KCTS, to find out how you can use these engaging, CCSS-aligned resources to enhance your next social studies lesson.

Description: http://www.tafoya.ws/ePortfolio/Technology/Development%20of%20Writing/images/maya-codex3.jpgDeciphering the Maya Code | NOVA | 5-12  learn about the writings found in ancient Maya codices—books written on bark. 

 

Middle School

Description: Latino AmericansStereotypes vs. Statistics (grades 4 - 8) There are many preconceptions and stereotypes about Latinos and how they have come to the United States. In this activity, students will examine some of the myths and compare these to actual demographic data. A reflective pre-activity is followed by analysis of statistical graphs from the Pew Research Center.

Description: http://www.latinamericanstudies.org/spanwar/patriots.gifSpanish-American War 4-12th U.S. imperial aspirations and diminished Spanish colonial power set the scene for the Spanish-American War in the late 1800s. The media helps frame the discussion. The fates of Cuba, Puerto Rico and the Philippines are in the balance, but none of these regions play a direct role in the final negotiations. The U.S. sets itself up to continue intervening in the futures of the former Spanish colonies. The post-war status of Puerto Rico, in particular, frames the island's continuing questions of political autonomy and the U.S.'s imperial actions are at conflict with its democratic ideals.

Description: http://media.namx.org/images/editorial/2011/02/0209/a_cadiz_redistricting/a_cadiz_redistricting_500x279.jpgWho Are Latinos? 4-12th Who are Latinos? What does the term Latino American reference? In this quick, introductory activity, students consider their own preconceptions of Latinos, view a trailer for the documentary series Latino Americans and identify new topics questions to investigate further.

Description: http://image.pbs.org/poster_images/alfresco/u/pr/Library%20of%20Congress/Hispanic%20Exploration%20in%20America_9d66f936-39c7-4404-acfb-1ff8aa72b160/codex_large.png.resize.710x399.pngHispanic Exploration in America 4-12th Spain’s explorations were driven by the desire to expand its knowledge of the world, to discover spices and riches, and to spread Christianity. In 1492, when Christopher Columbus, on a journey funded by Spain, took a westerly course across the Atlantic Ocean searching for an alternative route to the Indies, he inadvertently “discovered” a new continent. This set of primary resources from the Library of Congress provides a window into this time period, as well as a Teacher's guide with historical context and teaching suggestions.

Description: http://d43fweuh3sg51.cloudfront.net/media/collections/headerlatinoamericans.pngLatino Americans | LPB/WETA | 4-13+ This collection of lesson plans, videos and classroom resources invites teacher and students to explore the history, people and issues chronicled in the PBS series, Latino Americans.

Webinar – Latino Americans | LPB | 4-13+Latino Americans: a Webinar. The PBS LearningMedia collection, Latino Americans, provides a rich array of bilingual lesson plans, activities, videos, and other classroom resources for grades 4-13+. Join Antonio Gomez, Education Director at KCTS, to find out how you can use these engaging, CCSS-aligned resources to enhance your next social studies lesson.

Description: http://image.pbs.org/poster_images/resources/spl/midlit11_img_splclemboyspi.jpg.resize.710x399.jpgBaseball and Social Change | WGBH | 5-8 students learn about baseball legend Roberto Clemente, his early years in the United States during segregation, and changes in the 1960s that made the U.S. culture more open to Clemente’s Latino culture. Students develop their literacy skills through a social studies focus on how culture shapes individual identity and how a culture changes when new groups of people enter it.

Description: http://www.tafoya.ws/ePortfolio/Technology/Development%20of%20Writing/images/maya-codex3.jpgDeciphering the Maya Code | NOVA | 5-12  learn about the writings found in ancient Maya codices—books written on bark.

Description: http://www.immigrationdocumentsolutions.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/citizenship.jpg
Identity, Immigration and Economics: Involuntary Deportations of the 1930s, grades 7-12th A rich lesson plan that uses firsthand accounts, video, historical photographs, creative writing and experiential activities to help learners understand the involuntary deportations of Mexican immigrants and U.S. citizens of Mexican heritage during the 1930s. Students examine attitudes and policies that scapegoat particular populations during times of economic stress and distinguish terms such as deportation, repatriation, resettlement and internment.

 

 

High School

Description: http://media.namx.org/images/editorial/2011/02/0209/a_cadiz_redistricting/a_cadiz_redistricting_500x279.jpgWho Are Latinos? 4-12th Who are Latinos? What does the term Latino American reference? In this quick, introductory activity, students consider their own preconceptions of Latinos, view a trailer for the documentary series Latino Americans and identify new topics questions to investigate further.

Description: http://www.latinamericanstudies.org/spanwar/patriots.gifSpanish-American War 4-12th U.S. imperial aspirations and diminished Spanish colonial power set the scene for the Spanish-American War in the late 1800s. The media helps frame the discussion. The fates of Cuba, Puerto Rico and the Philippines are in the balance, but none of these regions play a direct role in the final negotiations. The U.S. sets itself up to continue intervening in the futures of the former Spanish colonies. The post-war status of Puerto Rico, in particular, frames the island's continuing questions of political autonomy and the U.S.'s imperial actions are at conflict with its democratic ideals.

Description: http://image.pbs.org/poster_images/alfresco/u/pr/Library%20of%20Congress/Hispanic%20Exploration%20in%20America_9d66f936-39c7-4404-acfb-1ff8aa72b160/codex_large.png.resize.710x399.pngHispanic Exploration in America 4-12th Spain’s explorations were driven by the desire to expand its knowledge of the world, to discover spices and riches, and to spread Christianity. In 1492, when Christopher Columbus, on a journey funded by Spain, took a westerly course across the Atlantic Ocean searching for an alternative route to the Indies, he inadvertently “discovered” a new continent. This set of primary resources from the Library of Congress provides a window into this time period, as well as a Teacher's guide with historical context and teaching suggestions.

Description: http://d43fweuh3sg51.cloudfront.net/media/collections/headerlatinoamericans.pngLatino Americans | LPB/WETA | 4-13+ This collection of lesson plans, videos and classroom resources invites teacher and students to explore the history, people and issues chronicled in the PBS series, Latino Americans.

Webinar – Latino Americans | LPB | 4-13+Latino Americans: a Webinar. The PBS LearningMedia collection, Latino Americans, provides a rich array of bilingual lesson plans, activities, videos, and other classroom resources for grades 4-13+. Join Antonio Gomez, Education Director at KCTS, to find out how you can use these engaging, CCSS-aligned resources to enhance your next social studies lesson.

Description: http://www.tafoya.ws/ePortfolio/Technology/Development%20of%20Writing/images/maya-codex3.jpgDeciphering the Maya Code | NOVA | 5-12  learn about the writings found in ancient Maya codices—books written on bark.

Description: http://www.immigrationdocumentsolutions.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/citizenship.jpg Identity, Immigration and Economics: Involuntary Deportations of the 1930s, grades 7-12th A rich lesson plan that uses firsthand accounts, video, historical photographs, creative writing and experiential activities to help learners understand the involuntary deportations of Mexican immigrants and U.S. citizens of Mexican heritage during the 1930s. Students examine attitudes and policies that scapegoat particular populations during times of economic stress and distinguish terms such as deportation, repatriation, resettlement and internment.

Description: Latino AmericansStereotypes vs. Statistics (grades 9 - 12) There are many preconceptions and stereotypes about Latinos and how they have come to the United States. In this activity, students will examine some of the myths and compare these to actual demographic data. A reflective pre-activity is followed by analysis of statistical graphs from the Pew Research Center.

Description: http://diverseeducation.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/091113_Latino_graduate.jpgThe Graduates / Los Graduados | ITVS | 9-12 Personal recollections of events about bullying and other struggles that come with being Hispanic in the US.

Description: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/fe/Emiliano_Zapata,_1914.jpg The Storm that Swept Mexico | LPB | 9-12 students will study key figures from the Mexican Revolution, including Emiliano Zapata and Pancho Villa, and discuss what motivated them to take action and the broad range of ways that individuals stand up for their principles and beliefs. Students will also consider how contemporary revolutionaries are harnessing the power of digital media to achieve their goals and will develop and implement their own strategies to work for social change.

Description: CPB: American Graduate Mentors Helping Latino Students Access College grades 13+ Learn how CAMINO, the College Access Mentoring Information and Outreach program is preparing Latino students in Savanah, GA for higher education in this video from American Graduate Day 2013. Melody Rodruiguez founded CAMINO to give Latino students the information and support they needed to access college.

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