Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College, CUNY, CEN_POST_B2_246
Postcard showing the official government seal of Puerto Rico and listing facts about the island, c. 1950s.
What do you think the symbols on the flag mean?
When did Puerto Rico become a possession of the United States? Why?
Who was the first governor of Puerto Rico?
What is the predominate language of Puerto Rico? Why?
What do the letters "F" and "I" stand for?
Who discovered Puerto Rico? When?
What did the natives call the island?
Make a timeline of Puerto Rico’s history.
Create a similar document about New York. Place the New York seal in the center and surround it with facts about New York.
What would be the costs and benefits of statehood for Puerto Rico? Are most people on the island for or against becoming a state?
Art: Create a seal for your town or school. Explain why you selected each symbol.
English Language Arts: Hold a debate discussing the pros and cons of Puerto Rico becoming an independent country.
Reynolds, Jeff. 2005. Puerto Rico (A to Z). Children’s Press, 2005.
George, Linda, and Charles George. 2000. Luis Muñoz Marin: Father of Modern Puerto Rico. Children’s Press, 2000.
Lopez, Jose Javier. 2006. Puerto Rico (Modern World Nations). Chelsea House Publications, 2006.