The Heritage and Culture of Puerto Ricans
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This curriculum unit was written to develop an appreciation of Puerto Rico and its people, as well as to provide information about them. Its purpose is to reinforce the cultural ties of Puerto Ricans now living in the United States to their homeland, and to introduce non-Puerto Ricans to the history and culture of the island. The unit presents the people, events and cultural achievements that form Puerto Rico’s heritage. It is basically designed on an elementary level and includes information from pre-Columbian times to present day Puerto Rico. As a facilitator in an elementary school, working in a predominant Hispanic school, I have found that many of my students were not cognizant of their heritage and culture of Puerto Rico. This will help both my Hispanic and Anglo students to achieve a better understanding of the pluralistic society in which we live.