Fact sheet
Puerto Rico - U.S.A.



Lesson Plans

Social Studies
Hispanic Studies
Puerto Rico

This unit is intended to provide school children with a fuller picture of our pluralistic society by increasing the opportunities for them to learn more about the origins of the Puerto Rican culture and folklore.

Those classrooms with Internet access can use our colorful BoricuaKids pages as part of the lesson. Most of the pages listed as links in BoricuaKids are also found here as printer friendly lessons, some with review quiz and other related activity sheets.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact us by email.

Our lesson plans are a continuing project. Please visit us often for any additions.

A.  Puerto Rico - An introduction
Review Quiz

B.  Geography of Puerto Rico
Lesson Plan
Review Quiz
Word Search Exercise
Map Exercise
Map Exercise Guide for teacher

C.  Taíno Indians
Lesson Plan
Review Quiz
Word Search
Coloring Activity
Suggested Activities

D.  Puerto Rico USA
Review Quiz

E.  El Yunque Tropical Rain Forest Lesson
Review Quiz

F.  Luis Muñoz Marín
The "Father of Puerto Rico"
Review Quiz

G. Vejigante Lesson Plans
click here



Fact Sheet - Printer Friendly

Puerto Rico Foods - Printer Friendly

Coquí - Printer Friendly

Puerto Rican Anthem

Puerto Rico Flag

Puerto Rican Calendar


Poetry for Kids

Research Activity

Book Reviews
Puerto Rico related books for the classroom.

When you teach about Puerto Rico get your students attention by playing salsa music before class. This makes a great introduction.

Print our Lesson Plans flyer and hand to your child's teacher.

Closing your Puerto Rico Studies chapter

When you have completed Puerto Rico studies celebrate by having a program for the parents.

Have your students create a one page brochure about Puerto Rico. Include information on culture to include foods, song and music, children's games and songs, some useful tourist information, things to see and do, and other information that you might find in tourists brochures. Display these brochures on tables for the parents to see.

Have the students create Travel Posters on Puerto Rico. Display these on the walls during your Puerto Rican Studies night.

If your students complete the research project display those also.

Serve Puerto Rican packaged "platanutres" - similar to potato chips. (See the recipe in our food section.)  Serve guayaba punch made with 7-Up and guava juice.

Have the class sing a children's song for the parents.

Don't forget to play salsa music or even Ricky Martin music and above all have a great time!

Print our Lesson Plans flyer and hand to your child's teacher.


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