This product contains very simple biographies in Spanish of 20 notable latinos in the US. Each biography lists the profession of the person, where he or she is from (state if from the US or country if born outside the US), and to which Spanish-speaking country the person or his or her family is from. In the case that the person’s profession is not a Spanish-English cognate, a translation of the profession is provided on the slide (ex: abogado - lawyer).
The product also contains 40 unique 5x5 BINGO cards with descriptions in English that match the 20 biographies. The biography of Luis Palau, evangelist, is also included, but some teachers may choose not to use his biography.
The product contains suggested uses. My personal recommendation is to post the biographies throughout the school and use as a school-wide BINGO game. Using it as a school-wide activity will draw attention to Hispanic Heritage Month and serve as a recruiting tool for your program. Students that are not already in your classes will be amazed at how much they can understand in Spanish without ever having taken a class because the short readings are almost entirely written with cognates and proper nouns!
-Mari Carmen Ramírez
-Oscar de la Hoya
-Luis Palau (21st/optional biography)
Looking for more activities for Hispanic Heritage Month?
*Hispanic Heritage Month Jeopardy
*Spanish language reading and questions
*Mexican Independence Day--El Grito de Dolores
*El Juramento a la bandera - Scaffolded literacy presentation
*20 biographies of notable latinos in the US / school-wide BINGO
*Gina Chavez biography + song w/lyrics activity