Tag Archives: Holidays

Resources for Hispanic Heritage Month

Did you know there are over 70 National Holidays in Latin America? Did you also know that the most popular one that is taught in schools isn’t even a National Holiday? I’m talking about 5 de Mayo, which is not … Continue reading

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Cesar Chavez Day

March 31 is Cesar Chavez Day. Here are some resources to teach your students about this important American. Same video in Spanish. Youtube also has a PBS documentary “Chicano: Stuggle in the Fields.” My students already have some knowledge of … Continue reading

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Escribir una carta a Santa

Resources para La Navidad With vacation approaching and students getting ready for the holidays, today students wrote a letter to Santa. It fit in perfect with our ‘shopping’ unit to talk about items they would want or not want. For … Continue reading

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Hispanic Heritage Month Post 4

During Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15) we will be posting articles and information relating to the impact of Latinos in the United as well as looking at their culture from their home countries. The goal of this … Continue reading

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Cinco de Drinko

Take a look at the above calendar of Mexican Holidays. Take a closer look. What’s missing? Mexico’s America’s favorite holiday: Cinco de Mayo. Or as they refer to it in Mexico: Cinco de Drinko. That is because Mexicans get a … Continue reading

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Día de los Muertos

It’s October, and if you’re a Spanish teacher that means getting ready for Halloween and the Day of the Dead. We’ve compiled some of the best resources around to give you a one stop shop for great teaching materials. Readings … Continue reading

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Columbus Day

Most schools around the country have Monday off in recognition of Columbus Day. In Latin America, most countries also recognize this day as “Día de La Raza“, although in Costa Rica it is called “Día de la Culturas” but in … Continue reading

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Laminas sobre la Independencia de Mexico

Estas laminas son de México sobre la Independencia. There are 4 pictures, and the back contains the information describing the pictures or events depicted on the front. Pictures are quite large. To download, right click and choose “Save As”. You … Continue reading

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5 Things You Didn’t know about 5 de Mayo

5 Things you Didn’t know about Cinco de Mayo: 1: When: May 5th, 1862. Unlike Independence Day, celebrated September 15 and 16th, which is the largest national celebration, Cinco de Mayo is only celebrated regionally and in fact, is celebrated … Continue reading

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