ERIC Number: ED207785
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Simbolos Nacionales. National Symbols.
Written in Spanish and English, this booklet contains information on Puerto Rico's national symbols, including its anthem, emblem, and flag. Verses to "La Borinquena," the national anthem, are given , as well as the song's historical background and musical evolution, covering contributions of Felix Astol Artes, Paco Ramirez Ortiz, Lola Rodriques de Tio, Manuel Fernandez Juncos, and Ramon Collado. The seal of Puerto Rico, conferred upon the island by the Catholic Kings, Fernando and Isabel, on November 8, 1511 to recognize Puerto Rico as part of the Spanish Empire is described, and the historical, cultural, and religious significance of its components (the lamb, yoke, letters, the Latin phrase for "John Is Your Name," the cross of Jerusalem, the castles, lion, and pennants) are explained and illustrated. The symbolism of the flag, designed by a group of patriots in 1895 and adopted in 1952, is also described. A short review quiz on the major points covered in the text is also given. (AW)
Descriptors: Bilingual Instructional Materials, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Background, Cultural Enrichment, Elementary Education, Hispanic American Culture, Illustrations, Latin American History, Latin American Literature, Migrant Education, Puerto Rican Culture, Spanish Speaking, Symbolism
Connecticut Migratory Children's Program, Curriculum Development Project, 1450 Whitney Ave., Hamden, CT 06517.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford.
Authoring Institution: Connecticut State Migratory Children's Program, New Haven.
Note: Paper copy not available due to publisher's preference.