Best Free Hispanic Heritage Month Lessons and Activities

Explore the impact of Hispanic and Latino Americans with these top free lessons and activities. Officially adopted in 1988, Hispanic Heritage Month runs from September 15th through October 15th and marks the contributions of Hispanic Americans and Latinos to American life. This designation by President Ronald Reagan expanded an earlier one-week commemoration signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson.

These top free lessons and activities can help all students explore the impact and achievements of Americans with Hispanic and Latino ancestry.

September 15 was chosen to kick off the celebration because it marks the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Mexico and Chile also have their independence days around this time, on September 16 and September18, respectively. September 2023.