Hispanic Heritage

by Mary Ann Kelley

Homeschool resources about Hispanic culture

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Hispanic Heritage  (Y,M)
Resources from Scholastic.com

Hispanic Heritage Teaching Resources  (Y,M,O,T)
From the Smithsonian - includes both online teaching resources and information for visitors to the museums.

National Register of Historic Places' Hispanic Heritage Listings  (T)
This site highlights various properties listed in the National Register, travel itineraries, education lesson plans and National Parks that deal directly with the cultural and political experiences of Hispanic Americans.

Teacher Vision's Hispanic Heritage Resources  (T)
Large listing of dozens of quality resources for studying Hispanic Herigate Month

Hispanic Heritage Month Resources from FactMonster  (T)
Large list of facts, background information, quizzes, and statistics

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month!  (Y,M,T)
From Education World

Hispanic Facts for Features  (T)
Statistics from the US Census Bureau

Ethnic Heritage Museum  (Y,M,O,T)
Local history lives on in a quaint home built in 1850 and known today as The Ethnic Heritage Museum . Here, you will find six fascinating galleries devoted to the primary immigrant groups that settled in southwest Rockford, IL. African-American, Hispanic, Irish, Italian, Lithuanian and Polish.Through displays of early Rockford's maps, everyday artifacts, vintage clothing and more, visitors of all ages can learn about Old Worldcustoms and traditions. Historical photographs tell the stories of the earliest settlers who established factories near the old "waterpower district" and built their homes nearby. By comparing early with current lifestyles, the museum strives to bridge the gap between yesterday and today ... encouraging visitors to relive the past with a clear focus on Rockford'sbright future.

Global Trek - Columbia  (M)
Learn about, celebrate Hispanic Heritage in the Americas, and meet people of Colombia. Grades 4-8.

SRJC Museum  (Y,M,O,T)
Located in Bussman Hall on Santa Rosa Junior College's Santa Rosa Campus. The SRJC Museum houses collections of ethnographic art from throughout the Americas and parts of Africa, Asia, and the Pacific. Permanent exhibits include the following: Pomo Roundhouse Model and Basketry,Plains and Plateau, Southwest Jewelry, Hopi Pueblo Model with Kachina Dolls, and Pueblo Pottery. There are a number of rotating, temporary exhibits that change on a regular basis to serve the needs of Santa Rosa Junior College classes. These temporary exhibits include additional Native North American art, Mesoamerican and South American art, Hispanic art, African and African-American art, and Asian art.

Hispanic Cultures (Fifth Grade)  (M)
The unit is set up to give students a variety of ways in which to expand their knowledge of Hispanic cultures. The subjects to focus on are the Language Arts, Social Studies, Art, and Science.

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