Hispanic Heritage Month began on September 15th. This week, our Upper School Spanish classes kicked off the month by discussing the history and significance of Hispanic Heritage month. While Sra. Brown's Spanish classes celebrate cultures all year long, now is a great time for our students to share these celebrations with the rest of the community.
Sra. Brown encourages all families to go out and learn more about the different Spanish speaking cultures that are all around us in the Bay Area. She has pooled together a few resources for our families to learn more about the month and to come up with ideas to celebrate:
The National Museum of the American Latino has a website that explains why we celebrate, why this month, some extremely important Americans of Latinx descent, some recipes that look absolutely delicious, and lots more.
The San Mateo County Libraries have a number of celebrations on the Peninsula with celebrations of their own, including some at both the Woodside and Portola Valley branches. While visiting the library pick up a book or two that is written by a Latine or Hispanic writer.
Listen to Latino USA a latin news and culture podcast, it is also on NPR on Sunday nights. Listen to 10 Great TED Talks by Hispanic and Latinx Speakers.
PBS has a wonderful collection of shows and documentaries that cover a variety of topics in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.
Our Upper School Spanish students will continue to celebrate Hispanic Heritage month in class, and this is a great time for all students and families to visit a restaurant with foods from a Spanish speaking country, watch a show or documentary that is by or about latines, or to explore a new culture using these resources.