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November 22, 2017 : Our Puerto Rico

The Mini Page is a syndicated, four-page tabloid written for young children found each Wednesday in The Denver Post. This issue of The Mini Page is available through the eEdition Archive to registered eEdition subscribers

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Activities:

1. The people of Puerto Rico were hit very hard by two hurricanes. They will need a lot of help to rebuild. Divide a large piece of paper into three columns. Label the columns: Food and Beverages , Building Supplies , and Other . Paste newspaper pictures and words that show items Puerto Rico needs in the correct column. Show your lists to a friend and explain your choices.

2. Find five people in the newspaper who would be able to help Puerto Rico rebuild and Puerto Ricans get back to normal.

3. Collect newspaper stories about Puerto Rico’s progress. Keep a list of the different groups – government and non - government – who help the Puerto Rican people rebuild.

4. How are these important to Puerto Rico: (a) karst area, (b) commonwealth, (c) Spanish - American War and (d) Spanish conquerors?

5. Use the Internet or books to learn more about Puerto Rico’s geography, specifically the mountains, beaches, deserts and rivers. Design a travel brochure to encourage people to visit Puerto Rico again when the island is ready for tourists.

Mini Page activities meet many state and national educational standards. Each week we identify standards that relate to The Mini Page content and offer activities that will help your students reach them.

This week's standard:
Students understand the human and physical characteristics of places. (Geography: Places and Regions)

(standards by Dr. Sherrye D. Garrett, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi)

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