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September Theme Units and Daily Themes

Hispanic Heritage
Theme Unit
Hispanic Heritage Month: September 15 to October 15


Social Studies Warm-up Activities
     Hispanic Heritage first grade social studies questions
     Hispanic Heritage second grade social studies questions
     Hispanic Heritage third grade social studies questions
     Hispanic Heritage fourth grade social studies questions
     Hispanic Heritage fifth grade social studies questions
     Hispanic Heritage sixth grade social studies questions


Plays:  Reader's Theater Scripts
     Spanish Greetings (Grades 2-3)
     Imagine Hispanic Heritage! (Grades 2-4)
     Discover the Truth: The Legend of El Dorado (Grade 4)
     The History of the Piñata (Grades 4-6)
     The Lake of Miracles: An Incan Legend (Grades 4-6)


Conversations (foreign languages)
Spanish
     The History of the Piñata - Spanish and English
     Spanish Greetings - Spanish and English
     Imagine Hispanic Heritage! - Spanish and English

French
     Spanish Greetings - French and English
     Imagine Hispanic Heritage! - French and English

German
     The History of the Piñata - German and English
     Imagine Hispanic Heritage! - German and English

Italian
     The History of the Piñata - Italian and English
     Imagine Hispanic Heritage! - Italian and English


Analogies
             Hispanic Heritage Analogies


Make a Daily Hispanic Heritage Activity Lesson Plan Book
        Daily Hispanic Heritage Activity Lesson Plan Book


Cesar Chavez
             Cesar Chavez


Reading Comprehensions - Special Education High Interest Reading
     What Does Hispanic Mean? (Hi/Lo Grades 4-6)
     Where Do Hispanic People Come From? (Hi/Lo Grades 4-6)
     Who Named This Place? (Hi/Lo Grades 4-6)
     Where Did These Words Come From? (Hi/Lo Grades 4-6)
     Who Thought Up This Food? (Hi/Lo Grades 4-6)
     Mexican Independence Day (Hi/Lo Grades 4-6)
     Latin American Dance (Hi/Lo Grades 4-6)
     Cesar Chavez (Hi/Lo Grades 4-6)
     Father Hidalgo (Hi/Lo Grades 4-6)
     Gloria Estefan (Hi/Lo Grades 4-6)
     Nancy Lopez (Hi/Lo Grades 4-6)
     Roberto Clemente (Hi/Lo Grades 4-6)
     Sammy Sosa (Hi/Lo Grades 4-6)
     Antonio Santa Anna (Hi/Lo Grades 5-6)
     Mexican-American War (Hi/Lo Grades 5-6)

Spanish: Reading Comprehensions - Special Education High Interest Reading
     ¿De dónde vienen los hispanos? (grades 4-6)
     ¿Quién le ha dado nombre a este lugar? (grades 4-6)
     DÍA DE LA INDEPENDENCIA DE MÉXICO (grades 4-6)
     BAILES LATINOAMERICANOS (grades 4-6)
     César Chávez (grades 4-6)
     El padre Hidalgo (grades 4-6)
     Gloria Estefan (grades 4-6)
     Nancy López (grades 4-6)


Compare and Contrast
        Latin American Dance Traits: Compare and contrast two different Latin American dances. (Grades 5-6)



Books
            National Hispanic Heritage Month (Grades 2-4)
            Why Do We Have Red Ribbon Week? (Grades 4-6)


Reading Comprehensions
Fiction
     A Home for El Gaucho, Part 1 (Grades 4-5)
     A Home for El Gaucho, Part 2 (Grades 4-5)
     A Home for El Gaucho, Part 3 (Grades 4-5)
     A Home for El Gaucho, Part 4 (Grades 4-5)

Spanish-American War
     Spanish-American War Theme Unit

History
     How Mexico Got Its Name (Grades 4-6)
     The Aztecs, Part 1 (Grades 5-7)
     The Aztecs, Part 2 (Grades 5-7)
     The Maya Civilization, Part 1 (Grades 5-7)
     The Maya Civilization, Part 2 (Grades 5-7)
     The Incas, Part 1 (Grades 5-7)
     The Incas, Part 2 (Grades 5-7)
     From Colony to Independence (Grades 6-8)

Holidays and Celebration
     Mariachi Festival (Grades 3-4)
     Las Posadas (Grades 4-6)
     Children's Day (Grades 4-6)
     Carnaval (Grades 4-6)
     Three Kings Day (Grades 5-7)
     Day of the Dead (Grades 5-7)
     Celebrating Independence (Grades 5-7)
     Anacaona's Quinceañera (Grades 6-7)
     Dia de la Raza - Day of the Race (Grades 6-8)
     Hispanic Heritage Month (Grades 6-8)
     Puerto Rico and the National Puerto Rican Day Parade (Grades 7-9)
     Cinco de Mayo Theme Unit

People
     Queen Isabella of Spain (Grades 4-6)
     Andres Segovia (Grades 5-7)
     Desi Arnaz (Grades 5-7)
     Francisco Goya (Grades 5-7)
     Luis Walter Alvarez (Grades 5-7)
     Bernardo de Galvez - Friend of American Freedom (Grades 6-8)
     Jennifer Lopez (Grades 6-8)
     César Chávez (Grades 6-8)
     Standing for Peace - Oscar Romero (Grades 7-8)
     Standing Up for Workers - Cesar Estrada Chavez (Grades 7-8)
     No Ordinary Day - 9/11 Hero Noel Sepulveda (Grades 7-9)

Culture
     Social Customs (Grades 4-6)
     Living in Mexico (Grades 4-6)
     Different Flavors of Spanish (Grades 5-7)
     A Whacky Good Time with Piñatas (Grades 5-7)
     Tying the Knot in Mexico (Grades 5-7)
     Who's Up For Some Fun? (Grades 5-7)
     Tradition Meets Culture (Grades 6-8)

Food
     Sweets for the Sweet (Grades 4-6)
     Wrap Up a Tamale (Grades 4-6)
     Mexican Moles (Grades 4-6)
     What Goes Into Real Mexican Food? (Grades 5-7)
     Wholly Mole! (Grades 6-8)
     Red or Green, Some Like Them Hot (Grades 6-8)

Clothing
     What to Wear in Mexico (Grades 4-6)

Red Ribbon Week
     The History of Red Ribbon Week (Grades 5-8)

Spanish
     EL FESTIVAL DEL MARIACHI (grades 3-4)
     Mes de la herencia hispana (grades 6-8)
     En favor de la paz: Oscar Romero (grades 7-8)
     En defensa de los trabajadores: César Estrada Chávez (grades 7-8)
     Envolver un tamal (grades 4-6)
     Moles mexicanos (grades 4-6)
     La historia de la Semana del Lazo Rojo (grades 5-8)


Finish the Story
     Juan the Artist (Grades 3-6)


Document Based Activities
     Document Based Activities


Book Units
    Cesar Chavez (Grades 1-3)
    Too Many Tamales (Grades 1-3)
    Crazy Mixed-Up Spanglish Day (Grades 3-4)
    Taking Sides (Grades 3-6)
    Any Small Goodness (Grades 4-8)
    The Circuit (Grades 4-8)
    The House on Mango Street (Grades 6-8)
    Liar (Grades 11-12)


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Replying to Letters


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