EduHound Weekly: September 15, 2005

EduHound Weekly: September 15, 2005

TOPIC OF THE WEEK: HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH

In 1968, Congress authorized President Lyndon B. Johnson to proclaim a week in September as National Hispanic Heritage Week. The observance was expanded in 1988 to a month long celebration (Sept. 15-Oct. 15).


Spotlight Site of the Week!  
RetaNet: Resource for Teaching About the Americas
http://retanet.unm.edu
A University of Mexico web site for secondary educators with Latin America content for teaching and an on-line interactive learning community of teacher peers.
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Additional Sites:

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage!
Provides your students with an opportunity to discover the contributions and rich cultures of Hispanics in the United States.
http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/hispanic/index.htm

Education World Lesson Planning: Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month!
A series of activities that teachers might use to explore Hispanic heritage.
http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/lesson/lesson023.shtml

History Channel Classroom: Hispanic Heritage Month Links
A collection of resources from the History Channel to use in your classroom for Hispanic Heritage Month.
http://www.historychannel.com/classroom/hhm/teaching.html

Smithsonian Education - Hispanic Heritage Teaching Resources
Includes thematic teaching resources that have been selected for their relevance to classroom curriculum and national standards.
http://www.smithsonianeducation.org/educators/resource_library/hispanic_resources.html

National Register of Historic Places
Highlights publications and places in the U.S. that deal directly with the cultural and political experiences of Hispanic Americans.
http://www.cr.nps.gov/nr/feature/hispanic/

JUDI'S CORNER

This week features a site developed through a grant from the US Department of Education's PT3 Program:

IN TIME
http://www.intime.uni.edu
IN TIME enables educators to watch online video vignettes of PreK-12 teachers from various grades and subjects integrate technology into their classrooms using numerous teaching strategies.


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Hooksett School District
Hooksett, New Hampshire

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Mrs. Phillips's 7th
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Harmony, Pennsylvania

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