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44 reviewed resources for puerto rican history

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Puerto Rican Perspectives

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Puerto Ricans are wholly American, but their history with the United States has been one of tumult. Using clips from a PBS documentary, viewers consider the history of the island and Puerto Rico's contributions to the mainland United...
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Puerto Rico: The 51st State?

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students explore Puerto Rico.  In this Puerto Rico current events lesson plan, students conduct a Webquest to answer questions about Puerto Rico's culture.  Students discuss whether Puerto Rico is a country or a state, and defend their...
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Puerto Rico . . . Its Land, History, Culture, and Literature

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students examine Puerto Rico's location and from its geographic location, reflect on its culture and people. They also read a play by a Puerto Rican author. This is an excellent cross-curricular unit, including history, geography, and...
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An Upbeat West Side Story: Puerto Ricans and Postwar Racial Politics in Chicago

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders read an article about the migration of Puerto Ricans to Chicago. As a class, they identify the barriers the immigrants faced regarding employment and separation from family members. To end the lesson, they work with a...
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Puerto Rico: The 51st State?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the political status of Puerto Rico. In this global studies lesson, students explore Puerto Rico and consider the feelings of Puerto Ricans regarding their unique political status.
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Puerto Rico: The 51st State?

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students research the history of Puerto Rico, its culture, and geography. In this Puerto Rico lesson, students find Puerto Rico on a map and find specific regions or cities. Students discuss Puerto Rico's statehood and listen to salsa...
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The Diversity of Filipinos in the United States

For Teachers 9th - 12th
ELLs are introduced to the experiences of Filipino immigrants to the United States. As a class, they discuss the various waves of immigration to the United States and state the reasons why they would leave the Philippines. They compare...
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Island Maracas

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Young scholars listen to Caribbean folk music and discuss maracas and their role in music. They construct and design pairs of maracas using paper mache, then perform a Puerto Rican folk song using their maracas.
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Puerto Rican Migration Historical Fiction Story

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate the experience of Puerto Rican immigrants to America. In this immigration instructional activity, students research the challenges that Puerto Rican immigrants faced and then write historical fiction selections that...
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Parallel Studies of the Afro-American and Puerto Rican Experience in America

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students compare/contrast the Afro-American and Puerto Rican experience as they migrated and assimilated in the U.S. They research and discuss the reasons for migration and the historical significance of economic autonomy and oppression.
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Island Culture: Puerto Rico

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers explore the culture of Puerto Rico. They create maps of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. They work in small groups to research a decade in history and add drawings and pictures to a timeline of their decade. They practice...
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I Have a Border in my Mind: the Puerto Ricans' Arts and Culture as Factors for Self-Esteem

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders study in depth the history of Puerto Rico. They gather information to write a summary that will contain the following information: Population - In Puerto Rico there are several groups who have integrated. Location - In...
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Bernardo Vega

For Students 4th - 12th
After the Spanish-American War, Puerto Ricans were granted access to the United State of America. Follow along as a video shares the life experience of Bernardo Vega. With hopes to create a better life, Vega ventured to New York City...
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The Life of Dona Felisa Rincon De Gautier

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students identify Puerto Rico and discuss its relationship and proximity to the United States. Next, students identify significant events that occurred during Dona Felisa's term in office and how if may have affected her popularity. ...
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Herman Badillo

For Students 4th - 12th
Discover the importance of Herman Badillo, a Puerto Rican civil rights activist and hero. The video used images and archival footage to highlight the achievements of Puerto Rican activist Herman Badillo. It showcases his work with...
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Carnival Celebrations

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Young scholars explore the Carnival traditions of Puerto Rico and compare them to other Carnival traditions in the United States, Latin America, and Europe. In this carnival instructional activity, students discuss the history of...
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¡La Fiesta!

For Teachers Pre-K
¡Es tiempo de celebrar! Students participate in a fiesta to develop an understanding on Latin American traditions. They sing Puerto Rican songs and fingerplays, listen to Latin American music, make maracas with paper bags and rice, and...
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What and Where is Puerto Rico?

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students explore Puerto Rico. They create K-W-L charts of their prior knowledge of Puerto Rico and observe maps of Puerto Rico. They code the map for measurements and land and water forms. They explore websites to gain background on...
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An Analysis of "The Oxcart"

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners read the play "The Oxcart" in its English form. After examining the author's life and works, they are given a part as one of the characters to act out the play. They dress in full costumes and acquire the correct props in...
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A Taste of the Caribbean

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students are introduced to the foods and traditions of the Caribbean. In groups, they brainstorm their own definition of culture and review the physical and political geography of the Caribbean. They spend time sampling different foods...
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Eisenhower's Foreign Policy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Good for setting the context for 20th century foreign policy issues, these slides describe key points in Latin America, the Middle East, the Far East, and Europe. US or World History classes will appreciate the concise list on each...
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Carnival Celebrations: Masks

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students explore Carnival. In this Puerto Rico Carnival instructional activity, students discover the history of the cultural celebration as well as the significance of the elaborate masks worn for the festivities. Students create their...
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Carnival Celebrations, cultural differences, visual arts,

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore carnivals from different cultures. In this cultural differences lesson plan, students, discuss carnivals and their importance. Students analyze the meanings of masks from the carnivals and other traditions then record...
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"West Side Story"

For Students 5th - 6th
In this music history worksheet, students discover the musical "West Side Story" by first reading a summary of the plot. Students answer 5 questions about the story line. Students then read and analyze the lyrics to "America" and discuss...

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