Hispanic Heritage Month
September 15th marks the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month and the National Museum of American History has put together a series of lessons that help celebrate. The entire list of lesson plans can be found on the Smithsonian Education site but there are some standouts:
From Vaquero to Cowboy: Lessons teaching about the Mexican and Spanish heritage of the American cowboy. Primary resources and music is used to help K-12 students understand the roots of the modern day cowboy. Following NCTE standards, lesson plans are written for all age groups.
Beyond Baseball: The Life of Roberto Clemente: Geared towards middle school students this series of nine lessons celebrates the remarkable life of Roberto Clemente. Using the online exhibit and the supplied lesson plans students learn about a remarkable man and, the difference between the public and private lives of their idols.