Hispanic Heritage Month- Create Your Own Luminaria

Let's celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with our students by creating luminaries!

Students can use this Keynote template to create a design using the golden circles, or use the drawing tool to "poke holes." Students can then group the designs and animate them to make them appear as if they are glowing. Page 3 includes a media placeholder so that students can record a video explaining what their design represents.

“Luminaries are traditional decor used in the Hispanic culture. They are typically paper bags that have designs or holes poked through the side, and are lit by putting a candle inside. These are placed in pathways and entrances or are used for decorations at holidays throughout the year.” - We Are Teachers

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Posted on September 21, 2023

Thanks Katy for posting this creative activity for recognizing Hispanic Heritage Month!

Students at our high schools who lead the diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging initiatives do an outstanding job of recognizing Heritage months and are always looking for activities that engage students and staff. Students explain that that celebrating heritage months as a school community is an important way for all students to feel a sense of belonging at school. Your Keynote activity is a way for students to understand cultural traditions.

I think that Challenge Based Learning is also a great approach for educators and students to use when determining how to recognize and include all groups. I tried to map that out in this post (CBL and Heritage Months) last year.

I’d love to know how other schools and communities recognize and celebrate Hispanic Heritage.

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