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National Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month and Cinco de Mayo Lesson Plans and Teacher Resources:


Feliz Mes de la Herencia Hispana!

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Introduction:

National Hispanic Heritage Month is “the period to recognize the contributions of Hispanic Americans to the United States and to celebrate Hispanic heritage and culture. The observation … cover(s) a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. … September 15 was chosen as the starting point for the celebration because it is the anniversary of independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua.” – Wikipedia

Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for ‘fifth of May’) is a holiday “observed in the United States as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride, and to commemorate the cause of freedom and democracy during the first years of the American Civil War. In the state of Puebla, the date is observed to commemorate the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862… Contrary to widespread popular belief, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico’s Independence Day…”- Wikipedia

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