San Miguel de Gualdape was the first European settlement in North America. It was founded in Georgia in 1526, 81 years before Jamestown. St. Augustine, Florida was founded in 1565 and is the oldest city in the United States. Hispanic Americans have been making contributions to life in the U.S. ever since.
National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated every year from September 15 – October 15 to coincide with independence day celebrations in many Latin American countries.
Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month with the following lessons, activities, videos, and more compiled by Phil Nast for NEA.