National Hispanic Heritage Month
“This year’s theme recognizes the strength and hard work of Hispanic Americans, whose zeal for family and country has helped shape society.”
Hispanic Heritage Month from Infoplease.com
“Hispanic Heritage Month began on September 15, the anniversary of independence for five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Mexico declared its independence on September 16 and Chile on September 18."
Education World Lesson Planning – Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month
“Teaching [about] the contributions of Hispanic Americans, and learning about the cultures from which they come will be the focal point of many classroom activities and discussions as students across the U.S. recognize Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15 - October 15.