Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College, CUNY, CEN_249
Pan American World Airways advertisement, in Spanish, for flights from Puerto Rico to New York, in Spanish, n.d.
What is this document advertising?
Why would people fly between San Juan and New York City?
From the clothing worn in the ad, what time period do you think this advertisement is from?
Before airplanes, what means of transportation did most people use to travel between New York City and San Juan, Puerto Rico?
Do people who live in Puerto Rico need U.S. passports to travel to New York? Why or why not?
Would you see this advertisement in New York, in Puerto Rico, or in both places?
Pan American World Airways no longer exists. What happened to this airline and why? When did it go out of business?
If you wanted to go to Puerto Rico today, what airline might you use? How much would it cost?
Math: If Puerto Ricans in New York City numbered 800,000, or 10% of the population, in 1970, what was the total population of New York at that time?
Math: How many aeronautical miles is it from San Juan to New York City? If it took the plane five hours to complete the trip, how many miles per hour did the plane travel?
Foreign Language/ESL: Translate the advertisement into English.
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