GALILEO Resources for Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage in the Americas from BritannicaNational Hispanic Heritage Month, which is celebrated from September 15 to October 15, is just around the corner. If you need some resources to share with students and teachers, GALILEO includes quite a few for this celebration.

Encyclopædia Britannica includes a spotlight, Hispanic Heritage in the Americas, which offers profiles of Latin American countries, biographies of famous Hispanic American figures, an overview of the culture and history of Latin America, historical documents, multimedia, editorially-selected websites, and learning activities for ages 10 and up.

SIRS Discoverer offers articles and images for elementary and middle school students. To see these, go to SIRS Discoverer, click on Spotlight of the Month, and scroll down to see the archive of spotlights. SIRS Issues Researcher also includes articles, documents, images, and websites for Hispanic Heritage Month. Go to SIRS Issues Researcher, click the Database Features, and click the Spotlight On… section. Scroll down to the bottom to see next month’s spotlight or the archive of past spotlights.

A search for resources in History Reference Center reveals several interesting articles and book chapters, including an article about recently-appointed Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, the literary language of U.S. Hispanics, and the history of Hispanic immigration as well as ideas for teaching about migration and race from a Latino historian’s perspective.

For biographies of Hispanic American authors along with plot summaries, reviews, and literary criticism, go to Literary Reference Center. Click the Advanced Search and leave the search box blank, but scroll down to the Literary Author’s Cultural Identity box to search for resources about Cuban American, Latino or Latina, Mexican American, and/or Puerto Rican American authors.

NoveList and NoveList K-8 offer an article for elementary level reading, Exploring Hispanic Heritage in Children’s Literature, along with great recommendations for books set in Latin American or books portraying Hispanic culture for all grade levels. Oh, and take a little time to check out the new look and, more importantly, the new features!!

Finally, GALILEO does include a few Spanish-language resources. Check out the Spanish/Español Resources area under Browse by Subject in High School and in Teen.

Do you have a favorite resource for National Hispanic Heritage Month? Leave a comment and share it with others.

As always, if you have questions or comments, please Contact Us.

Courtney McGough
GALILEO Support Services
Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia

Image from Encyclopædia Britannica

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Posted on August 26, 2010, in GALILEO. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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