This product contains an article in Spanish with brief background information about Hurricane María, which hit land in Puerto Rico on the morning of September 20, 2017 as a Category 4 hurricane. It also contains a story, told in Spanish in an illustrated slideshow, loosely based on the real story of a Spanish teacher here in the US waiting to hear from her family in the days following the hurricane's landfall. Included with permission from the Spanish teacher, Enid López Reed, is a voicemail that she received from her mother on September 24, which was the first time that she heard anything from her family since the night before the storm. If you are unable to access the voicemail embedded in the PPT, you can open it directly from the .zip folder for this product.
Please use these materials to connect your students to what is happening in Puerto Rico right now and what will be happening in the coming months. Please encourage students to reach out to puertorriqueños in your school and in your community. This is a difficult time to live so far from family and friends. Please encourage any students that express a desire to help. Information is included on Beatriz Rosselló's initiative, Unidos por Puerto Rico. It is very easy for individuals or organizations to donate to the initiative online via PayPal or to bank account transfer.
These materials are licensed CC-BY-NC-SA 3.0 so that you can use, adapt, and share them provided that you share them freely with the same license.
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