Teacher will have discussed Puerto Rican history. Teacher will have discussed Puerto Rican migration. Teacher will have read Memoirs of Bernardo Vega.
Students will become familiar with early migrant hardships. Students will become aware of importance of cigar workers in the Antillean independence movement.
Memoirs of Bernardo Vega, ed. by Cesar Andreu Iglesias
*excerpts: Readers at a cigar factory pp. 20-23
Cigar workers role in Revolution pp. 72-75
*available at YNHTI office, 53 Wall St., New Haven
1. Teacher will introduce synopsis of book.
2. Students will read excerpts.
3. Students will discuss or write the following: pp. 20-23
a. Describe the intellectual activity at the cigar factory.
b. What functions did this practice serve?
c. Would this practice be suitable in today’s workplace? Explain. pp. 72-75
a. Describe the living conditions of domestic cigar workers.
b. Describe the ‘trabaqueros’ involvement in the Cuban revolutionary movement.
c. How did José Mart’ affect the cigar workers?