Notable Hispanic Figures: Thirty Days of Resources

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Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated during September 15 – October 15 every year. That’s thirty days to learn about thirty notable Hispanic figures during this month!

I have a confession to make!  Every year, around this time I say to myself that this month we’re going to dedicate some of our Spanish homeschool to learn about Hispanic Americans, and their contributions.

Guess what? The year comes and goes, and nada!   So this year, I’m prepared and ready to tackle this on.  

I’ve gathered some on-line resources,  such as biography, trading cards, YouTube/Vimeo videos, coloring pages, book recommendations,  activity sheets and even some lesson plans.*  I’ve compiled all of this in one easy calendar that you can download and print, and I’ve also created a clickable links doc that you can save to your computer or print.

On each day, I’ve committed to teach my child about one person in this list:  

September 15  – Celia Cruz/Arts
September 16 – Roberto Clemente/Sports
September 17 – Jaime Escalante/Science
September 18 – Ileana Ros-Lehtinen/Politics
September 19 – Fernando Bujones/Arts
September 20 -Edward James Olmos/Arts
September 21 – Mario Molina/Science
September 22 – Cesar Chavez/Politics
September 23 – Rita Moreno/Arts
September 24 – Nancy Lopez/Sports
September 25 – Antonia C. Novello/Science
September 26 – Hilda Solis/Politics
September 27 – Salma Hayek/Arts
September 28 – Henry Cejudo/Sports
September 29 – Ellen Ochoa/Science
September 30 – Sonia Sotomayor/Politics

October 1 – Isabel Allende/Arts                        
October 2 – Joan Baez/Arts
October 3 – Franklin Chang-Diaz/Science
October 4 – Dolores Huertas/Politics

October 5 – Tito Puente/Arts 
October 6 – Crystl Bustos/Sports 
October 7 – Martha E. Bernal/Science 
October 8 – David Farragut/Politics 
October 9 – Diego Rivera/Arts 
October 10 – Oscar De La Hoya/Sports 
October 11 – Luis Walter Alvarez/Science 
October 12 – Salvador Dali/Arts 
October 13 – Carlos Santana/Arts 
October 14 – Frida Kahlo/Arts 
October 15 – Carlos Noriega/Science 
I want to make learning fun! So I’ll just pick and choose what resource I want to use in our homeschool.  I’ll be printing some coloring pages to make a coloring book, and using the trading cards as well.  There are some fun videos to watch, too!

Hopefully with my calendar in hand we can learn about one Hispanic American during this month of celebration!

Click on the links to get your free printable. 

*Please note that the resources listed from education.com are free with limited access each month. In the past I’ve downloaded up to 4-5 free worksheets and/or coloring pages monthly. Once you reach your free limit you can return next month to get more free resources. Since this month is really two months get your free downloads for September then go back and get the ones for October. Easy, peasy!  


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