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November: Native American Heritage Month 
 
FOR KIDS AND FAMILIES 
VISUAL ART ACTIVITIES
 
 
CHILDREN’S BOOKS
 
Art & Craftsmanship
 
Literature
 
Science & Technology
Paying tribute to the generations of African Americans who struggled with adversity to achieve full citizenship in American society.
 
HISTORY
The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
New York Public Library Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture: https://www.nypl.org/locations/schomburg
Weeksville Heritage Center: https://www.weeksvillesociety.org/
 
VISUAL ARTS
The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Art: https://mocada.org/about/
Biography: 10 Visual Artists Who Broke Barriers: https://www.biography.com/news/jean-michael-basquiat-black-artists
 
PERFORMING ARTS
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater: https://www.alvinailey.org/
National Jazz Museum in Harlem: https://jmih.org/
 
LITERATURE
PEN America: Black Literature - A Reading List: https://pen.org/black-literature-past-present-and-future-reading-list/
Library of Congress: Celebrate African American History Month! http://cdn.loc.gov/project/lcnet/BlackHistory/
Penguin Random House: Black Stories Have Power: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/cc/black-history-month
The Center for Black Literature: https://centerforblackliterature.org/
 
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Science Buddies: Learn More About These 32 Scientists for Black History Month: https://www.sciencebuddies.org/blog/black-history-month-scientists
Biography Channel: Famous Black Scientists: https://www.biography.com/people/groups/black-scientists
The National Space Centre (Video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oW2ytmzqgSQ
National Geographic: Katherine Johnson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4j_LpKzcZQ
 
FOR KIDS AND FAMILIES
Stepping Performers: Celebrate Soulfully, Black History Month (Video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZZyFwTuaws
Celebrating Black History with Children’s Books by Black Authors: https://www.pbs.org/education/blog/celebrating-black-history-with-childrens-books-by-black-authors
Read-a-Loud: What if we were all the same (Video): https://youtu.be/JlpNhfOorWg
Black History Month (PBS Kids)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f00AatzvxC0
Join us in celebrating Women's History Month and International Women's Day on March 8 by exploring the links below! 
 
 
ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS & FAMILIES
VISUAL ART ACTIVITIES
 
 
 
MUSIC AND DANCE (Videos)
 
 
 
BOOKS FOR CHILDREN
 
 
 
 
History
 
 
 
CELEBRATE WOMEN'S HISTORY
History & Storytelling
 
 
 
 
PERFORMING ARTS
VISUAL ARTS 
 
 
 
 
MUSIC 
Smithsonian Libraries: Music HerStory Women and Music of Social Change: https://library.si.edu/exhibition/music-herstory?mc_cid=68520420fd&mc_eid=a74c26042c
 
LITERATURE
 
 
 
 
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
 
 
 
 
Paying tribute to the generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders who have enriched America's history and are instrumental in its future success.
 
 
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month is currently celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan. The Stonewall Uprising was a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States. 
 
National Library of Congress
Honoring the diversity and uniqueness of people within the disability community.
 
 
New York Public Library

September 15 - October 15: National Hispanic American Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month is recognized in the United States from September 15 to October 15 with celebrations and reflections on the histories, cultures, and contributions of Americans with ancestry from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.

 

Check out the links below to learn more:

 

History & Storytelling

Smithsonian National Museum of American History 2022

U.S. Department of Education

Inside ED: Hispanic Heritage Month 2020 Stories

National Parks Service

Hispanic Heritage NY

The History Channel

StoryCorps

 

Music, Theater & Dance

Smithsonian Institute's Folkways Recordings: ¡Que Viva la Música Latina!n (Video)

PBS Celebrates Rita Rita Moreno Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It (Video)

Ballet Hispanico: 2021 A La Calle Virtual Block Party (Video)

New York Botanic Garden: Fiesta de Flores (Video)

PBS 34th Hispanic Heritage Awards (Video)

 

Literature

Brooklyn Public Library: Hispanic Heritage Calendar of Events

New York Public Library: Contemporary Latina Writers

Penguin Random House: Hispanic & Latinx Fiction

Library of Congress Hispanic Reading Room

 

Science & Technology

NASA Hispanic Heritage Month Employee Profile: Scarlin Hernandez (Video) 

PBS Celebrates Ynés Mexía: Mexican-American Botanist (Video)

 

For Educators

Mexican American Migrations and Communities

Hispanic Heritage Month | All About the Holidays

Science History Institute: Mario Molina

Hispanic Scientists and Engineers

 

For Kids & Families

Visual Art Activities

The Hispanic Museum and Library

National Museum of Mexican Art

The Mexican Museum

El Museo del Barrio

 

Music & Dance

Sesame Street, Hispanic Heritage Fiesta Compilation (Video)

Sesame Street, Rosita Sings Sing After Me (Video)

Miami Children's Museum: How To Dance Salsa (Video)

Sonia De Los Santos, Children's Music (Video)

 

Books

Read-a-loud: Story Time w/ Kayla (Video)

Unite for Literacy: Children's books in English and Spanish

PBS: 11 Picture Books Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Scholastic Hispanic Heritage Book List

 
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