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Puerto Rican Cultural Differences in Politics, by Italo Mongillo


Guide Entry to 80.06.08:

The unit deals with the culture, history and government of Puerto Rico. It also introduces an outlook on the political involvement and participation of Puerto Ricans in New Haven, Connecticut. In order to have a better understanding of Puerto Rican participation in politics, one should have some knowledge of Puerto Rican history. History and culture alike shape the political attitudes. The unit will focus on the political agencies which indirectly affect the attitudes of the Puerto Ricans. It is designed to cover five school days, and may be adapted for a high school history or current events class in grades 11 or 12.

(Recommended for 9th through 12th grade History and Current Events.)

Key Words

Puerto Rican Political History Politics Rico General Culture

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