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Bilingual Materials

Overview

The Smithsonian Latino Center’s bilingual materials are created to explore various approaches and to enhance the classroom learning experience. They are also excellent resources for parents and caregivers looking for at-home activities. Within each guide, we provide background information, activities, vocabulary, and additional resources for teachers and students. We have divided this page into subject areas for ease of identification. Should you need more information, please contact us at SLCEducation@si.edu

These resources are also on the Smithsonian’s Learning Lab which offers teaching collections grouped by themes. These groupings feature related videos of performances or interviews with experts and/or related Smithsonian objects. To learn more, see the Smithsonian Latino Center’s Learning Lab page

Look, Hear, Learn, and Do

Arts and culture activities that allow for the exploration of themes such as Latino music, cultural ceramics, contemporary visual art, and spoken word and poetry. These art activities connect with Latino cultural contributions and are also designed to augment classroom learning in Arts, English, Language Arts, Social Studies, and World Languages and Culture curricula. 

Art for Social Change Featured Collection

 

Easy To-Do-At-Home: Resources for Caregivers, Families, and Lifelong Learners

¡Descubra! Hispanic Heritage Create-It activities that the whole family can enjoy together. Explore Latino culture and Latin American contributions through these activities on our Learning Lab collections. The activities include word searches, easy-to-do craft activities, collages and coloring, and recipes from our kitchen to yours.  

¡Descubra! Hispanic Heritage Featured Collection

 

Investigate and Learn About Latino History

These resources highlight Latino and Latin American contributions to U.S. and World History. Travel throughout the history of the Americas to learn about Central America’s Past, Argentina’s history, the creation of Panama and its relationship with the U.S. and the world. Explore U.S. Latino contributions and traditions since the American Revolution. These resources can be used with elementary through high school students. Activities are also designed to augment classroom learning in Arts, English, Language Arts, Social Studies, and World Languages and Culture curricula. 

Featured Collection

 

¡Descubra! Meet the Science Expert Create-It 

Become the scientist with these hands-on activities (pocket and kitchen STEM/STEAM), handouts, and notecards. These resources encourage the exploration of the process of problem-solving, making, and creating, allowing learners to fully engage and understand the concepts being presented through the creation of their own project. These handouts are designed for elementary through high school students in earth and space science, biology, chemistry, physics, and natural and environmental science.  

¡Descubra! Meet the Science Expert Featured Collection

 
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