Fiske Library


Library Teacher: Pam Allen

School: Fiske Elementary

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Hispanic Heritage Month

Basic information about the month

Hispanic Heritage Month runs from September 15 - October 15 and pays "tribute to the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our nation and society" (from the LoC at The term "Hispanic" includes about 62 million people from different Spanish-speaking backgrounds.

The starting date of the celebration, September 15, is the day of independence of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Mexico, Chile, and Belize celebrate their independence a few days later. This year's theme is "Unidos: Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation."

Resources to explore:

National Archives Hispanic Heritage Month website

Resources for teachers from the Library of Congress

Resources from the National Museum of the American Latino

Resources from the NEA

Let me know if I can help you find any resources!

Pam Allen

School Librarian

Fiske Elementary School

45 Hastings Street

Wellesley, MA 02481

Mission Statement:

The Wellesley Public Schools Library Program supports staff and students in their teaching and learning by creating an environment that facilitates access to quality curricular resources, encourages a love of reading with appreciation for literature, and fosters critical thinking skills to find, evaluate and use information.