NOTE: THIS OFFER HAS BEEN EXTENDED THROUGH DECEMBER!
November is the start of a year-round effort to educate younger generations about our history and culture, and to celebrate the many contributions our community has made to the American story. In honor of Puerto Rican Heritage Month, the Center for Puerto Rican Studies, along with Comité Noviembre, Borimix, the National Puerto Rican Day Parade and others, will partner with cultural groups to share information about our history and heritage.
Centro has several educational resources available to community organizations, cultural centers and educators. These include documentaries on prominent Puerto Ricans, online courses, informational posters and teaching guides.
Our history and heritage educational resources include:
Pioneers/Pioneros: Documentary Series featuring Pura Belpré: Storyteller, A Revolt through Letters: Clemente Soto Vélez, the Legacy of Frank Bonilla, and Plena is Song,Plena is work. The documentaries tell the stories of important pioneers of the Puerto Rican diaspora. Each documentary has an accompanying teaching guide available online.
History of Puerto Ricans in the U.S. (Open courseware) Open courseware makes core teaching materials available online. Our online course Teaching U.S. Puerto Rican History includes a comprehensive overview of the Puerto Rican experience in the United States, incorporating the most recent scholarship on the subject.
Puerto Rican Heritage Poster Series Our poster series documents the history of Puerto Rican migration and the experiences and contributions of Puerto Ricans to U.S. society. The seven posters provide an attractive visual educational tool for teachers, professionals, and anyone interested in the great history of Puerto Rico.
Puerto Ricans in the United States: A Brief Chronology This booklet, based on the poster series described above, provides a complementary educational tool for teachers and others to use in the classroom or community settings, and to introduce students to major events, themes and concepts that are important to understand Puerto Rican history.
As part of this initiative, we’re making several of our educational resources available all together for the very first time. And, as a very special promotion for Puerto Rican Heritage Month, anyone who registers to be a member of our Puerto Rico Nation can receive some of these resources that are usually for sale, for free. When you fill out your registration form, indicate which product or products you would like access to and please indicate your reason for the request.
To find out more about how Centro can help you teach and share our history and culture, email [email protected]