Bernardo Vega

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 where he began working and later started a family. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • After watching the video, direct pupils to write a reflection on what they saw then have a grand conversation to discuss and answer questions
  • Gather a collection of books that feature Puerto Rico; allow learners to browse stories when time permits
  • Make the video part of instruction during Hispanic Heritage Month 
Classroom Considerations
  • September 15th through October 15th is Hispanic Heritage Month
  • The video is artistically produced 
  • Actual pictures are displayed
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