Every fall season, we celebrate Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month from September 15th through October 15th. The anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua is September 15th, while Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence on the 16th and 18th.

We invite you to continue learning about and understanding the history behind Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month and the communities it celebrates. Our schools and students celebrated in numerous ways, including this Salsa Warm Up presented at ETM-LA's recent music teacher training academy! And here are some of our teacher's book and song recommendations for students of any age:

  • A Song of Frutas
  • Grandma's Records
  • Kitchen Dance
  • Sofia Valdez, Future Prez
  • Dancing Hands: How Teresa Carreño Played the Piano for President Lincoln

  • Mi Cuerpo Hace
  • Las Mañanitas
  • Cielito Lindo
  • Niño Precioso

"Se expresa más, demuestra interés y se siente seguro al ser importante desempeñando un número musical."

He expresses himself more, shows interest and feels secure in being important while performing a musical number.
- Parent, ETM-LA Partner Dickison Elementary School
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Spotlight on Sadoc Garcia
"Teaching music allows me to serve society & communities in a positive, fulfilling, and enjoyable way," shares ETM-LA Music Teacher Sadoc Garcia. Born in Mexico City, Sadoc says that is one of those [musical] places where he "could listen to pretty much everything". It was not until the age of nine that he arrived in the United States. "Heritage has played a role in connecting with and teaching my students because..." Read More
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Additional Resources

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Colorín Colorado celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with dynamic booklists, classroom activities, and multimedia resources. These are great materials for educators and families of English language learners. Check Out Resources

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For Hispanic Heritage month, TED partnered with The Mujerista to curate a playlist of their favorite TED Talks by Hispanic and Latinx speakers. Watch TED Talks

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September 15 to October 15 is National Hispanic American Heritage Month. Join in paying tribute to the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our nation and society. Learn More

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Recommended for Kinder-8th Students and families! Explore recipes from Mexico, South America, Central America, and Spain. Check Out Recipes

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