Hispanic Heritage month runs through October 15, and here are some suggestions for Library of Congress primary sources and teacher resources you can use in your classroom or library:
- Explore resources offered through the Teachers Page including primary source sets on Hispanic Exploration in America and Mexican American Migrations and Community.
- Analyze a variety of historic images to Celebrate Hispanic American Month.
- Revisit Celebrating Mexico with Primary Sources from the Library of Congress for lesson plans and rich cultural artifacts that document the contributions of Mexicans and Mexican Americans to the United States.
- Explore the work of interns from the Hispanic American College and University internship program in posts on Puerto Rico and Spanish American War, the work of Cesar Chavez, and the Spanish Missions in Texas.
- Celebrate the work of Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera, read about his first reading as Poet Laureate at the Library, and learn about his La Casa de Colores project.
- Explore the Archive of Hispanic Literature on Tape which includes recordings of Jorge Luis Borges, Mario Vargas Llosa, Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Juan Ramon Jimenez.
- Finally, visit the National Hispanic Heritage Month website which includes information on collections from the Library, the Smithsonian, the National Park Service, the National Archives and Records Administration and many other national historic heritage organizations.
How are you commemorating the contributions of the Hispanic community? Let us know in the comments.