PUERTO RICAN STUDIES FOR KIDS
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.
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When you teach about Puerto Rico get your students attention by playing salsa music before class. This makes a great introduction.
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!
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