Hispanic Heritage Month begins on September 15, the anniversary of independence for five Latin American countries—Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico declared its independence on September 16, and Chile on September 18.
Celebrating Hispanic Heritage - Gale Offers Resources for National Hispanic Heritage Month
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with the National Register of Historic Places - Highlights various publications, properties listed in the National Register, and National Parks that deal directly with the ingenuity, creativity, cultural, and political experiences of Hispanic Americans.
Census Bureau Facts for Features: Hispanic Heritage Month - In September 1968, Congress authorized President Lyndon B. Johnson to proclaim National Hispanic Heritage Week. America celebrates the culture and traditions of those who trace their roots to Spain, Mexico and the Spanish-speaking nations of Central America, South America and the Caribbean.
Infoplease Hispanic Heritage Month page - Features that celebrate Hispanic Americans.
Hispanic Heritage Teaching Resources - Smithsonian Education: information, activities and resources for educators, families, and students. Educational materials emphasize inquiry based learning with primary sources and museum collections.