PPT in PDF format for a quick overview of Puerto Rico's history and culture. PPT focuses mostly on the Taíno history in order to help students comprehend why many people say they are Boricuas instead of Puerto Ricans.
PPT in Spanish. Suggested activity to accompany this ppt would be a KWL chart. Have students fill out prior to ppt what they already know about Puerto Rico. After viewing the ppt they can fill in what they learned from the ppt. They can also fill in afterwards what else would they like to know which can lead into a Web Quest for the following lesson.
I like to play the sound of "El Coquí" while students view the PPT and take notes:
After viewing the PPT and note taking, I have students write a paragraph in Spanish to summarize what they learned. Great way to practice writing and digest what was just learned. Also keeps students on task because they know they will have to apply the information later in class. I like to collect their writing to make them accountable and also keep them in a writing folder so that I can see their progress and also show parents at conferences. Parents are always impress with their child's writing folder.
1.2 Interpretive Communication: Learners understand, interpret, and analyze
what is heard, read, or viewed on a variety of topics.
2.1 Relating Cultural Practices to Perspectives
3.1 Making Connections: Learners build, reinforce, and expand their
Please feel free to view Puerto Rican legend "El Coqui":
You might also be interested in a grammar review (Preterit vs Imperfect) for PR: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Puerto-Rico-Preterit-vs-Imperfect-2871412
You might also be interested in map work for PR: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Puerto-Rico-1724262
You might also be interested in the Web Quest https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Puerto-Rico-Webquest-Hispanic-Cultural-enrichment-activity-1660786
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