Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month
Ideas and Resources for Educators
After 20 years of observing Hispanic Heritage Week in the United States, in 1988, President Ronald Reagan extended the observance to a month from September 15 to October 15 every year. It is a time to recognize and celebrate the histories, cultures and contributions of the American Latino community. September 15 is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence on September 16 and 18, respectively.
Whether it's a day out or a lesson in the classroom - we've aggregated resources below to help you uplift, celebrate and deepen your knowledge and understanding of Hispanic heritage!
LACOE Board Resolution
Places to Visit
National Hispanic Heritage Month
National Education Association
Learning for Justice
BackStory, UCLA, and Good Docs
Natural Resources Defense Council
Los Angeles Times