When one country aggressively takes possession of another – usually distant – area, keeping ties with the homeland often for military benefit and for access… Read More »For Educators – Understanding Colonialism: What’s a Colony?
The United States is made up of states and territories. Our nation has treaties with other nations and relationships, official and unofficial, all over the… Read More »For Educators: What Are the Freely Associated States?
In 1917, Congress granted U.S. citizenship to Puerto Rico residents when it passed the Jones Act. This law also included a bill of rights similar… Read More »How U.S. Citizenship Evolved in Puerto Rico
Juan Ponce de León was born in Spain in 1460. He traveled to the New World with Christopher Columbus and was appointed Governor of Hispaniola.… Read More »Teaching about Juan Ponce de León, First Governor of Puerto Rico
Educators often feel the need to tread carefully when developing curricula covering the topic of immigration. Studying immigration most often takes the form of examination… Read More »For Educators: Complicated Immigration Issues in Puerto Rico and the Philippines
When planning lessons for Black History Month, many teachers choose local events or a focus on slavery and civil rights. This year, consider including Puerto… Read More »New Ideas for Teaching Black History with Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico is a territory belonging to the United States. It could become a state, or it could declare its independence from the United States… Read More »Teaching Current Events with Puerto Rico