Instructional Video

On This Day: National Hispanic Heritage Month

Curated and Reviewed by Lesson Planet

From the rights of farm workers to food and culture, Hispanics have an indelible imprint on American culture. Using a curated set of videos, young scholars consider the rich heritage of Hispanic American history. Videos profile famous locations associated with Hispanic heritage to famous Hispanic Americans.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Use clips to discuss the legacy of Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez
  • Offer videos as research for a National Hispanic Heritage Month project
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires creating a free C-SPAN Classroom account or use of the following login credentials: Username: students, Password: C-SPANCLASSROOM
  • Videos offer a diverse look at Hispanic heritage in the United States
  • Some clips profile unique artifacts such as Chavez's jacket, or interesting facts such as the influence of Mexican food
  • At least one clip has audio issues