Create a Puerto Rico Scrapbook
Students view map of Puerto Rico and United States mainland, discuss whether they have ever visited Puerto Rico, examine information about and photos of Puerto Rico, and create Puerto Rico scrapbook.
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Puerto Rico Pyramid Scheme
Students are introduced to the purpose of a population pyramid. In groups, they compare and contrast various population pyramids and identify trends about the civilization being examined. With a focus on Puerto Rico, they work together...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
What and Where is Puerto Rico?
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...
7th - 8th Social Studies & History
Absolutely and Relatively: The Puerto Rico Quarter Reverse
Young scholars investigate the country of Puerto Rico by completing geographic worksheets. In this world geography lesson, students define latitude and longitude and use it to locate both Puerto Rico and their school. Young scholars...
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
The Heritage of Puerto Rico and Cuba
Students examine the influences of the Hispanic culture in the United States. In groups, they read about the life of a slave in Cuba and identify the misconceptions are discussed. As a class, they define racism, read an essay and...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
Puerto Rico . . . Its Land, History, Culture, and Literature
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...
5th - 7th English Language Arts
Understanding Ethnic Labels and Puerto Rican Identity
Students brainstorm a list of stereotypes associated with the Hispanic or Latin culture. In groups, they use the internet to research issues of importance to the Puerto Rican community. They focus on the cultures that speak Spanish and...
6th - 8th English Language Arts
Contemporary Mexican and Puerto Rican Immigration
Students in an ESL classroom compare and contrast Puetro Rican and Mexican cultures. In groups, they research the reasons why people leave one country for another and how to obtain a visa. As a class, they brainstorm a list of the...
6th - 12th English Language Arts