I have gathered historical, anthropological, literary, and artistic evidence to fashion a unit on the Taínos. It was a challenging task since I know the teachers of Spanish for Spanish Speakers or Spanish for Hispanics need a unit such as this one to supplement the city curriculum. It was a rewarding task for me as a Puerto Rican woman and educator. I welcome comments, critiques, and suggested ways to expand and adapt this unit. To my fellow teachers I say:
Despierta, Boricuas. El indio Taíno vive hoy.
(Awaken, Puerto Ricans. The Taíno Indian is alive today.)