September 29, 2021-- Channelview ISD is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month by reading stories from Hispanic authors.
September 15, 2021 until October 15, 2021 teachers and members of the curriculum team are reading stories that highlight Hispanic heritage to students. This is being done in an effort to educate students on the hispanic culture and recognize the achievements made by Hispanic Americans. During the Hispanic Heritage Month the country celebrates the contributions made by Hispanic Americans and honors their history.
“This is an important month for our school district and we would not let it go by without finding a way to incorporate it into our curriculum,” said Channelview ISD Director of Curriculum and Instruction Dr. Atina Young. “We envisioned a way that would help students learn more about Hispanic culture while promoting literacy, and reading books by hispanic authors is the way to do that.”
The books selected range from books that can be read to younger students, to others that older students would enjoy. Several of the books chosen also give Latin American history and geography lessons.
“I am proud of our curriculum team for finding a unique way to celebrate this month.” said Channelview ISD Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Curriculum LaKeisha LeBlanc. “I know, without a doubt, that our students are learning more about the beneficial impact Hispanics have made to our country.”