Who Are Latinos?

What does it mean to be Latino? With an eye-opening lesson plan, pupils discover what it means to be Latino in the United States. They participate in classroom discussions, use graphic organizers, and watch a short video to help them better understand Latin-Americans. By covering statistical data, common misconceptions, and primary sources, the lesson provides a great opportunity for teachers to discuss concepts such as stereotypes and diversity. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use in a unit covering tolerance or diversity or during Hispanic Heritage Month
  • After viewing the video, open up a classroom discussion on stereotypes and how they often affect ethnic minority groups 
Classroom Considerations

  •  The graphic organizer may need some modification for younger age groups 

  • Provides all the material needed to complete the activities 
  • This lesson is a great way to open up conversations about immigration and tolerance

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