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Little Journey to Puerto Rico For Intermediate and Upper Grades   By: (1865-)

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Little Journey to Puerto Rico For Intermediate and Upper Grades by Marian Minnie George offers a fascinating and educational exploration of the vibrant island of Puerto Rico. Written specifically for intermediate and upper-grade students, this book takes readers on an immersive journey through the culture, history, and geography of Puerto Rico in an engaging and accessible manner.

The author skillfully combines factual information with captivating storytelling, ensuring that young readers remain engrossed in the narrative from beginning to end. Through relatable characters and relatable scenarios, George effortlessly introduces readers to the unique experiences and customs of Puerto Rican life. This approach not only enhances the learning experience but also promotes empathy and understanding among readers.

One of the standout features of this book is its vivid descriptions and attention to detail. The author paints a vibrant picture of Puerto Rico, from its breathtaking landscapes to its bustling cities, allowing readers to truly visualize and appreciate the diversity of this Caribbean paradise. Furthermore, the inclusion of real-life photographs and illustrations throughout the book makes the learning experience even more immersive and enriching.

The book also includes numerous interactive activities and thought-provoking questions that encourage readers to reflect and engage with the material on a deeper level. Whether it's creating a traditional Puerto Rican dish, conducting research on famous landmarks, or participating in a group discussion about cultural traditions, these activities foster a hands-on approach to learning and make the book an ideal resource for classroom settings.

Furthermore, George's writing style is clear, concise, and easily understandable for the target audience. Complex concepts are explained in a manner that is both age-appropriate and engaging, ensuring that intermediate and upper-grade students can easily grasp the information being presented. Moreover, the inclusion of a glossary at the end of the book helps students expand their vocabulary and further solidify their understanding of new terms and concepts.

While some readers may have wished for a more extensive exploration of certain topics, it's important to note that this book is designed to provide a general overview of Puerto Rico for young readers. Therefore, it successfully achieves its objective of introducing students to the island's rich history, diverse culture, and geographical features.

In conclusion, Little Journey to Puerto Rico For Intermediate and Upper Grades is an excellent educational resource that offers an engaging and comprehensive introduction to the wonders of Puerto Rico. Through its well-crafted storytelling, captivating descriptions, and interactive activities, Marian Minnie George effectively brings this Caribbean gem to life, making it an invaluable addition to any classroom or library.

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A LITTLE JOURNEY TO PUERTO RICO for intermediate and upper grades

BY MARIAN M. GEORGE

A LITTLE JOURNEY TO PUERTO RICO

Do you know what people mean when they speak of "Our New Possessions"? What are they? Where are they? Why are men, in the streets, in the shops, everywhere, talking about them? Why are the newspapers full of articles in regard to them? Why are our lawmakers at the capital devoting so much time and attention to them? Can you tell?

Some of these things you can easily ascertain for yourselves. Others we will speak of here.

The new territory which has lately come into the possession of the United States, consists of the islands of Puerto Rico, Hawaii and the Philippines. Cuba is not included in this list; it is soon to be an independent country.

Since Puerto Rico and these other islands have come to be parts of the United States, everyone is anxious to learn something more of them.

The best way to learn the geography of a country and the customs of the people is to visit the country and see with your own eyes.

That would be a difficult thing for most of us. The next best way is to make the journey in imagination, and that all of us can do.

The island nearest us is Puerto Rico, the most eastern island of the Greater Antilles. Let us visit that first and the other islands later on... Continue reading book >>




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