Hispanic Heritage Month Poster


    Due October 15

    Since 1988, the U.S. Government has set aside the period from September 15 to October 15, to honor the many contributions Hispanic Americans have made and continue to make to our nation by observing National Hispanic Heritage Month. The term Hispanic, as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau, refers to Spanish-speaking people in the United States of any race. On the Census form, people of Spanish/Hispanic/Latino origin could identify themselves as Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, or "other Spanish/Hispanic/Latino." More than 50.5 million people identified themselves as Hispanic or Latino on the Census, making Hispanics a significant cultural presence in the United States.

    (NEA, Hispanic Heritage Month)

    This project meets Content Standard 2.03 Compare similarities and differences among cultures in various communities.

    Questions you may answer on your poster:

    1.  Which country is your poster about?

    2.  Where is the country?

    3.  What language do the people speak in the country?

    4.  What religions do people there follow?

    5.  What is the country’s climate like?

    6.  What is the country’s land like?

    7.  What is the country’s government like?

    8.  Who is the country’s leader?

    9.  What types of food do they eat there?

    10.                    What is farming like there?

    11.                    What animals live there?

    12.                    What animals are used for food there?

    13.                    How do the people dress there?

    14.                    What types of music and entertainment do they have?

    15.                    What do the houses and buildings look like there?

    16.                    Do all children go to school there?

    17.                    Would you like to visit the country?  Tell why.