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This unit begins with an introduction to Puerto Rican geography, history, and cultures, then focuses on its literature. The Puerto Rican has been affected by its geography (the physical make-up of the land and its strategic military location); its Indian roots; its Spanish influence; the influx of Black slaves; the introduction of North American ideas; and finally the mixing of these cultures through intermarriage. This unit will attempt to show through its geography and history and the North American intervention how its culture has evolved and been modified, and finally how its literature reflects its culture.
(Recommended for Social Studies classes, grades 7-9; Literature classes, grades 7-12; and Geography classes, grades 7-8)
Geography Puerto Rico History Hispanic Puerto Rican Literature General Culture