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When I was Puerto Rican | 7th Grade English | Unit | Lessons

When I was Puerto Rican | 7th Grade English | Unit | Lessons
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Common Core Standards
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In this 7th grade English unit students read a memoir about Esmeralda Santiago’s childhood in Puerto Rico. Santiago's story offers an insight into questions of identity as well as the immigrant experience in America as she recreates her tremendous journey from the barrio to Brooklyn, from translating for her mother at the welfare office to high honors at Harvard.

Through this unit students explore the American Dream, analyzing Esmeralda and her family’s experience as Puerto Ricans in New York and questioning whether all people in the U.S. have equal access to success. Throughout the novel students grapple with the question of whether one must give up one’s culture in order to achieve success.
Total Pages
10 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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