Updated: Apr 8
Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated between September 15 and October 15 of each year. Enhance your student's learning by incorporating Hispanic Heritage Month into your routine. It need not be complicated, simply read a book about a famous Hispanic figure in history, cook something new from a Spanish speaking country, or take a field trip to your local Hispanic Heritage Month festivities.
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September is also National Rice Month and National Chicken Month
Celebrate by learning to cook Puerto Rican chicken and rice. It's delicious.
Google Hispanic Heritage events in your area. Go and enjoy! There are events big and small almost everywhere.
Visit your local Latin restaurant. "Latin" encompasses the Spanish speaking world, so you have a lot of options for food. Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban are some of the most common types of Latin restaurants in the US, but there are 20 countries in the world that speak Spanish, so get out of your comfort zone and try something new. Do a simple Google search for Latin American restaurants in your area. You might be surprised at what you find.
Visit a Latino art museum or art gallery. Here is a handy list of 18 Latin American Art Museums in the United States by HipLatina. If you are in the Seattle area, I recommend visiting the Nepantla Cultural Art Gallery.
Hispanic Heritage encompassess the very different cultures of at least 20 countries, many of which have helped to shape our culture here in the United States. Celebrating Hispanic Heritage, is celebrating a piece of our own American heritage. It need not be a month long, all encompassing unit study, but it can be. For the rest of us, simply getting out and experiencing something new, that we would otherwise overlook can be a perfect enhancement to our homeschool routine.