Kicks off today and runs through October 15th.
Why September 15th? Because five Latin countries celebrate the anniversaries of their independence that day, with others celebrating soon after that.
There's a great resource for teachers at TeacherVision for all kinds of ways to share Hispanic culture with your students. There are also some interesting facts about the Hispanic population in the US at PR Newswire's Hispanic Heritage Month 2010. For instance, did you know that Ranking of the size of the U.S. Hispanic population worldwide, as of 2009. Only Mexico (111 million) had a larger Hispanic population than the United States (48.4 million)?
Another great way to share Hispanic Heritage with your students is to use my bilingual titles:
Soap, soap, soap ~ Jabón, jabón, jabón and Paco and the Giant Chile Plant ~ Paco y la planta de chile gigante.