When thinking about ways to incorporate music in classroom activities for Hispanic Heritage month explore the corrido, “a type of socially relevant narrative ballad.”
We thought it would be a unique way to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month–as well as the work of our former interns–by highlighting some of their blog posts related to Hispanic heritage.
Do you need additional resources to celebrate the second half of Hispanic Heritage month? The Library of Congress has some wonderful materials for you and your students.
It’s hard to believe we are halfway through Hispanic Heritage month. If you are looking for Library of Congress primary sources you can use for the rest of the month here are some suggestions.
Using primary sources is an excellent way to celebrate Hispanic Heritage month. Here are some resources from the Library of Congress that will help you and your students celebrate the achievements of the Hispanic Community.
National Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15th to October 15th, and the collections of the Library of Congress are rich in primary sources for your students to explore.
I am in charge of recommending collections from Colombia, Venezuela, as well as material on Latin American art for the Library; and I work on the Archive of Hispanic Literature on Tape, a collection of audio recordings of prominent poets and prose writers, which the Hispanic Division began curating in the early 1940s. I have been working on an effort to digitize and bring online access to some of these literary audio archives.
Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month with primary sources highlighting the rich traditions and culture of Hispanic Americans – and their ancestors from long ago.
I love the Library’s collections of prints and photographs. I also love the “Selected Library of Congress Sources for Texas!” However, I would like to share some analog primary sources that we have digitally preserved: the bilingual gazettes (1863), Spanish and French, of the Second Mexican Empire.
Along the San Antonio River, you can find these gothic and Romanesque style buildings which house a rich history for Hispanic Americans all over the world. Studying these missions using primary sources from the Library of Congress is one way to help students learn about some of the contributions of Hispanics in America.