Puerto Rico Mini WebQuest


Description:
When Europeans first arrived, the island of Puerto Rico was inhabited by a group of Arawak Indians known as Tainos.The Taínos called the island "Borinquén". The first European contact was made by Christopher Columbus. The name was later changed to Puerto Rico. The official languages of the island are Spanish and English.

You are about to begin a great and exciting project about Puerto Rico. You have gathered a lot of information from filling in your KWL Charts, watching the video and developing a graphic organizer with interesting facts. You have also used Inspiration to help you organize your information. It is now time to share what you’ve learned about Puerto Rico by developing an oral presentation in Spanish. You will choose 1 aspect of Puerto Rico and use the Internet links provided (and/or your own Internet sites), to research. Let’s get started by reading this short paragraph in Spanish!

Puerto Rico es una isla del Caribe. Es parte de los Estados Unidos. La capital de Puerto Rico es San Juan. En Puerto Rico hay muchos sitios interesantes y tambien hay fiestas.

Task:
All Aboard! Welcome to Enchanted Island Cruise Line! You and your “familia” are docking for 1 day in Puerto Rico. You will have a choice of 4 different and exciting excursions. You may go to El Yunque, El Morro, a Quinceañera or a Taíno historical site. Once you have decided, you will develop an oral presentation in Spanish. You will use the Internet to do research. The presentation should include information specific to the excursion. Each of the pictures below has the questions that you should have in your presentation. Click on your choice to see the questions and sentence starters.
El Yunque
El Morro
La Quinceañera
Los Tainos


Resources:

www.boricua.com/BoricuaKids.html
http://www.nps.gov/saju/morro.html
http://www.iit.edu/~PR/sanjuan.html
http://welcome.topuertorico.org/city/moremorr2.shtml
http://welcome.topuertorico.org/city/sanjuan/shtml
http://www.quinceanera.us/english/quinceanera.html
http://www.elboricua.com/BoricuaKidsTainos.html
http://www.yale.edu/ynhti/curriculum/units/1991/2/91.02.06.x.html#i
http://www.elmuseo.org/taino/dailylife.html
http://welcome.topuertorico.org/reference/taino.shtml
http://www.elboricua.com/history.html


Basic search engine:
Process:

  1. First, find out some basic information about Puerto Rico.
  2. Second, go to the Internet sites suggested or use other sites for more information about El Morro, El Yungue, La Quinceañera and a Taíno historical site. Find out detailed information about the one that you have chosen.
  3. When you have found information from a site, make sure to write down the Internet address in case other classmates want to visit the site.
  4. Prepare an oral presentation in Spanish about the cultural sites you have researched. The presentation should be a maximum of 5 minutes long. Remember to use as much Spanish as you can. Your oral presentation can include visuals such as authentic materials, pictures, music, posters, clothing, charts, graphs, Powerpoint, Internet Hyperlinking to selected sites, Inspiration, etc.
  5. Practice your oral presentation out loud and in front of a mirror or a friend. This will help you to become familiar with your presentation and also get some feed back. Remember to rehearse, edit if necessary, practice and polish!


Conclusion:

You’ve done a great job! You have accurately described and provided information about El Yunque, El Morro, La Quinceañera and a Taíno historical site. You have used so much Spanish you can be the next tour guide on the cruise ship!




Standards Addressed:
Communication
Standard 1.2: Students understand and interpret written and spoken language on a variety of topics.
Standard 1.3: Students present information, concepts, and ideas to an audience of listeners or reader on a variety of topics.
Culture
Standard 2.1: Students demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the practices and perspectives of the culture studied.
Comparisons
Standard 4.2: Students demonstrate understanding of the concept of culture through comparisons of the cultures studied and their own.
Communities
Standard 5.1: Students use the language both within and beyond the school setting.
Evaluation:

FLES RUBRIC

Presentational Task


Latin America
Puerto Rico
DOES NOT
MEET
EXPECTATIONS
1
PROGRESSING TOWARDS
EXPECTATIONS
2

MEETS

EXPECTATIONS


3

EXCEEDS

EXPECTATIONS


4

RESEARCH


X1
Little evidence of use of resources

Some use of resources

Uses resources provided
Shows evidence of research and uses outside resources
VERBAL PRONUNCIATION


X2
Little evidence of use of memorized words and phrases
Uses some memorized words and phrases shows evidence of pronunciation and fluency
Use memorized words and phrases with appropriate pronunciation and fluency
Goes beyond memorized words & phrases with pronunciation and syntactical accuracy
USE OF VISUALS
PRESENTATION

X2
Little evidence of use of media to convey information
Limited use of media to convey information
Uses appropriate media to effectively convey information
Uses various media
to convey
information
CONTENT
SPECIFICS

X1
No content specifics are included in the report
Less than half of content specifics are included in the report

More than half of content specifics are included in the report

All content specifics are included in the report

Scale

0 - 6

7 - 12

13 - 18
19 - 24
Student’s Score





Total Score: /24

El Yunque

Sentence starter:
1) ¿Qué es el Yunque? El Yunque es _.
2) ¿Dónde esta el Yunque? El Yunque está en .
3) ¿Qué tiempo hace en el Yunque? En el Yunque hace
.
4) ¿Qué animales hay en el Yunque? En el Yunque hay ___.
5) Dime más sobre el Yunque. Use your own words to give more
information.

http://www.elboricua.com/BoricuaKids_ElYunque.html


Word Bank
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Puerto Rico muy grande el este
insectos mucha agua está húmedo
húmedo medicina hace calor
calor muy bonito hace sol
San Juan un bosque tropical llueve mucho
hojas lagos está nublado
flores montañas temperatura
árboles coqui’s ranas
plantas loros pajaritos
murciélagos culebra noreste
en

El Morro

Sentence starter:
1) ¿Qué es el Morro? El Morro es _.
http://www.nps.gov/saju/morro.html

2) ¿Por qué es importante? El Morro es importante por qué _.
http://www.iit.edu/~PR/sanjuan.html

3) ¿Dónde está el Morro? El Morro está en .
http://www.iit.edu/~PR/sanjuan.html

4)¿Qué hay en el Morro? En el Morro hay
.
http://welcome.topuertorico.org/city/moremorr2.shtml
http://welcome.topuertorico.org/city/sanjuan/shtml

5) Dime mas sobre el Morro. Use your own words to give more
information.


Word Bank

cañon bala de cañon sur
explorador y este
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=San Juan con oeste
Puerto Rico una fortaleza norte
proteje a castillo en
proteccíon construido puerto
torre de mirar de piedra
altura túnel
el Castillo San Felipe del Morro


La Quinceañera

Sentence starter:
1) ¿Qué es una celebración de quinceañera? Una celebración de quinceañera es .
2) ¿Cuales son las 2 partes más importantes? Las 2 partes más importantes son
_.
3) ¿Qué ropa lleva la quinceañera? La quinceañera lleva .
4) ¿Qué hay en la celebración? En la celebración hay ___.
5) Dime más sobre la quinceañera. Use your own words to give more
information.

http://www.quinceanera.us/english/quinceanera.html


Word Bank
un vestido especial la misa en la iglesia música
para niñas bizcocho una fiesta especial
quince años muñeca canciones
la primera Danza comida baila
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colores padrinos baile en honor a
y baile flores
con tradición recepción
tacones una corona medias
maquillaje torta decoraciones
globo

Los Tainos
Sentence starter:
1)¿Quiénes eran los Taínos? Los Taínos eran .
http://www.elboricua.com/BoricuaKidsTainos.html

2 ) ¿Cómo vivían los Taínos? Los Taínos vivían _.
http://www.yale.edu/ynhti/curriculum/units/1991/2/91.02.06.x.html#i

3)¿Qué cultivaron los Taínos? Los Taínos cultivaron
_.
http://www.elmuseo.org/taino/dailylife.html

4)¿Qué crearon los Taínos?
http://welcome.topuertorico.org/reference/taino.shtml Los Taínos contribuyeron .
http://www.elboricua.com/history.html

5) Dime mas sobre los Tainos. Use your own words to give more
information.

Click to see pictures of Taino life. You can use some of these pictures in your presentation.
Bohio & Batey
Tainos
Taino Girl
Taino Gallery
Dujo Stool
Dujos, Collars & Stone Objects
Petroglyphs #1
Petroglyphs #2

Listen to a Modern Version of Traditional Taino Music

Word Bank
Indios indigenos piña
Indios guava
habitantes cassava-yucca
Puerto Rico ajo
aldeas/pueblos yautías
pequeñas mamey
dormían canoas
bohios papas
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hamaca güiros
Yucayeques Petroglyphs
Dujos maracas
Cacique batey
Cemís comian