Puerto Rico

Mt. Herman's Multi-Cultural Activity will be February 24, 2011.


Listed below you will find items that may be of interest to utilize with your class for your experience to Puerto Rico.

Things to Know
Puerto Rico is located about 1,000 miles southeast of Florida, a part of the West Indies in the north Caribbean Sea. It is a self-governing commonwealth in association with the United States.
Capital: San Juan

Official Languages: Spanish, English
Currency: U.S. dollar

Puerto Rico's native people: Taíno Indians
Flag
Flag
Map
Map
Coat of Arms
Coat of Arms
Crafts
Recipes
Lesson Plans/Activities
Music
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Fun Facts

Animals
Puerto Rico has no large wild mammals. The mongoose was brought in to control rats on sugarcane plantations. Iguanas and many small lizards abound, bats are present, as are a few snakes.
The island has one animal found almost nowhere else in the world—the coquí, a small tree frog. Puerto Rico has some insects including mole crickets and termites that damage buildings and crops. Barracuda, kingfish, crabs, mullet, Spanish mackerel, tuna, sharks, snappers, lobster, and oysters are among the marine life inhabiting coastal waters.
Climate
Tropical climate with tropical wet and dry climates.
There is little difference from season to season.
Land
Puerto Rico is a mountainous tropical island; sixty percent of Puerto Rico is covered in mountains.

Fun Facts
Roberto Clemente The first Hispanic to enter the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

Multi-Cultural Informational Sheets for Staff