Free Lessons & Activities On Puerto Rico!

October 13th, 2011 by diane Leave a reply »

Hi!  It’s Thursday, October 13, and time for Social Studies at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:
Boricua Kids

Age Range: 6-13 (Elementary grades, with parental supervision)

October 18th, 1898 was the date that Spain turned over Puerto Rico to the United States’ control, a condition of The Treaty of Paris after the Spanish-American War. At this website, you’ll find free lesson plans and activities about the history, geography, and culture of Puerto Rico.

When you get to the site, read the brief introduction.  Then use the horizontal menu at the top of the page to access:

  • A Map of Puerto Rico
  • A Fact Sheet – Includes the national flower, bird, flag, capital, government, terrain, notable people, etc.
  • Tainos – Learn about the indigenous people of Puerto Rico, the Taino Indians.
  • Puerto Rico, U.S.A. – A brief history of Puerto Rico’s history with the United States of America.

Then, use the menu on the left to explore:

*Food – Get recipes for Coconut Kisses, Plantain Chips, and more!

*Songs – Listen to Children’s songs such as “El Gato Y El Raton.”

*Coloring Pages – Print and color symbols of Puerto Rico.

*Coqui – Learn about Puerto Rico’s very tiny tree frog.

*Rain Forest – Discover Puerto Rico’s tropical rain forest, El Yunque.

*Lesson Plans – Free lessons, designed for classroom teachers, that cover Puerto Rican social studies, geography, history, and much more.  Print out quizzes, word search puzzles, coloring activities, and more!

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