The purpose of this unit is to illustrate the interdiscipline of geography and culture, of history and literature. The geography of the land initiates the evolution of a culture. As different cultures are intertwined with the original, the culture becomes more complex. As an island which combines Indian, Black, and White cultures, Puerto Rico provides an interesting case in point.
This unit begins with an introduction to Puerto Rican geography, history, and culture and then focuses on its literature.
This unit is designed for middle school students in a social studies classroom. But it could be adapted and used in other settings.