Literary Arts

Exploring Hispanic/Latinx Culture
through Language and Literary Arts

The History and Literary Arts Program at the NHCC houses a library and archives, a variety of changing exhibits, and a wide range of educational programs for children, youth, adults, and families.

On this page, you will find curriculum for Literary Arts. The History and Literary Arts Program has created a K-12 Social Studies and Language Arts curriculum inspired by “Mundos de Mestizaje,” the monumental buon fresco inside the torreón on the NHCC campus.  By engaging with the fresco, children and young adults explore Hispanic/Chicanx/Latinx identity and culture as the result of thousands of years of cultural cross-pollination. ​

Literary Arts Curriculum


K-12 Educational Curriculum for Mundos de Mestizaje

By engaging with the fresco, children and young adults will explore history (including issues of identity, culture, and trans-cultural exchange), geography, civics, government, and economics through a wide range of looking, discussing, reading, and writing lesson plans and activities.