Provide your students with an American History mini-lesson with this Cultural Comparison PowerPoint.
This PowerPoint provides historical Fast Facts and engaging photos for San Juan, Puerto Rico and New Orleans, Louisiana. The main objective of this mini-lesson is to relate that:
1. San Juan and New Orleans are among the oldest cities in the United States,
2. Both cities were previously controlled by Spain,
3. Both cities are major port cities.
In addition to the Fast Facts, the PowerPoint also provides engaging images of Metairie Cemetery in New Orleans and Cementerio Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazzis in San Juan. The beauty of the monuments provide students with a glimpse of the Colonial past and helps students connect two seemingly different cities.
Although this is a short presentation, I think that it can be a great bell ringer, brain break, or a simple addition to...
a. Cultural lesson in Spanish classes, or
b. History lessons (Especially where the Spanish Conquest and Colonialization of the Americas, Spanish-American War, the War of 1812, the Louisiana Purchase, or the Treaty of Paris are concerned)