Each year, Americans celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15 to recognize the contributions and influence of Hispanic and Latine Americans to the history, achievements, and culture of the United States. It is a time to amplify and learn from the diverse voices. As we end Hispanic Heritage Month, we wanted to provide our community and fellow educators with resources to continue learning throughout the year.
Resources Compiled by: Tiffani Borcherding, P-TECH Program Specialist, Austin Partners in Education
The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
- The Storyteller’s Candle/ La velita de los cuentos (video by author Lucía González and illustrator Lulu Delacre)
- Book Breaks: Cuba: An American History (scroll down to video; author discusses colonial history of Cuba)
- Risk Takers and History Makers: Mexican Women of the WWII Generation (Article)
Zinn Education Project
- Latinx Book List for High School (Fiction)
- Latinx Book List for High School (Non-Fiction)
Other Resources for Educators
- Precious Knowledge (Documentary, 2012)**watch the full documentary on Kanopy free with you APL account
- Teaching Central America: A Project of Teaching For Change (website)
- Subtractive Schooling: US-Mexican Youth and the Politics of Caring (article that introduces book)
- Test Your Knowledge of Central America (Quiz)
- National Hispanic American Heritage Month for Teachers (website)
Tiffani Borcherding joined APIE in 2021 with experience as a secondary teacher, case manager, and department chair. After earning a M.Ed in Curriculum & Instruction from UT Austin, she focused her work in education on equitable access to the curriculum for at-risk student populations. She enjoys creating new playlists, exploring museums, watching history documentaries, and spending time with her son.