Celebrating Hispanic Diversity: The People and Culture of Puerto Rico, 1st Edition

  • Elizabeth Krajnik
  • Published By: Powerkids Press
  • ISBN-10: 1538326426
  • ISBN-13: 9781538326428
  • DDC: 972.95
  • Grade Level Range: 4th Grade - 8th Grade
  • 32 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released September 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018
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Culture can be defined as the beliefs, practices, and arts of a group of people. The culture of Puerto Rico is as varied and intricate as the many people who live there. Readers will learn that before the arrival of the Spanish, Puerto Rico was called Boriquen by the TaĆ­nos. They will also learn that it has the only tropical rain forest in the U.S. Forest System, and that it isn't an island. Puerto Rico's culture is shaped by the landscape, resources, and its rich history. Emphasizing Puerto Rico's contributions to sports, arts, music, and literature, this book offers a comprehensive look at the country and its people. Augmented by colorful photographs, this high-interest take on curricular social studies subjects is sure to hold readers' attention.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Going on an Adventure.
2: Columbus Lands on the Island.
3: Fighting for Independence.
4: Religious Beliefs.
5: Notable Puerto Ricans.
6: Reasons to Celebrate.
7: Tasty Treats.
8: Fabulous Fine Arts.
9: Puerto Rican Folklore.
10: What Do Puerto Ricans Wear?.
11: Feel the Rhythm.
12: Sports on the Island.
13: Moving to the United States.
14: Puerto Rico Now.