The term Hispanic or Latino, as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau, refers to Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin regardless of race. On the 2010 Census form, people of Spanish/Hispanic/Latino origin could identify themselves as Mexican, Mexican American, Chicano, Puerto Rican, Cuban, or "another Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin." According to the 2010 Census, 50.5 million people or 16% of the population are of Hispanic or Latino origin. This represents a significant increase from the 2000 Census, which registered the Hispanic population at 35.3 million or 13% of the total U.S. population." -Infoplease.com
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- Create a group of 4 people.
- Each person in your group will choose a different notable Hispanic American to research.
- Research 3 facts about your person including why they are famous.
- Share back to your group about the person you researched.
- As a group, make a list of more famous Hispanic Americans that are not in this list given to you. The team with the most names wins!
- Assign each person in your group a number 1-4.
- The other groups will do the same.
- Form a new group using your number.
- Share out with your new group about the person you researched.
- If you finish early, brainstorm more famous Hispanic Americans or check out the websites below.
For more information on Hispanic Heritage Month, please see the Hispanic Heritage Month Government website.
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