Hispanic History, Culture, and Language Resources from PBS LearningMedia

index¡Explore la historia y la cultura hispana! Use these featured resources from PBS LearningMedia to help your students deepen their appreciation for Hispanic history & culture while building their Spanish language skills:

Grades 3-6 | Media Gallery | Music
Invite students to explore the roots of salsa music with Chuck Vanderchuck as he investigates the instruments and rhythms that characterize this genre.

SciGirls en Español
Grades 4-6 | Video | Bilingual Activity

Use this bilingual activity to encourage classroom discussion around glaciers and the factors that cause them to melt.

What’s in a Name?
Grades 4-13+ | Lesson Plan | Hispanic History
Do your students know where states like California, Nevada, and Montana got their names? Use this lesson to introduce students to the story behind these – and other – North American states.

Digging at the Roots of Your Family Tree
Grades 4-13+ | Lesson Plan | Genealogy

In this activity, students reflect on their own ancestry by completing a family tree. Materials for this lesson are drawn from PBS’ new Latino Americans series.

Rebel: Loreta Velazquez
Grades 6-12 | Media Gallery | Women in History

Using the story of Loreta Velazquez, challenge students to consider how factors like gender and race have impacted their understanding of history.

Revolutionary Art
Grades 9-12 | Video | Visual Art and History

Explore the Mexican Muralist Movement with your high school students using this video segment from “The Storm that Swept Mexico.”

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