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Grade Range:
5-12
Resource Type(s):
Reference Materials
Date Posted:
7/30/2011
Students can explore the history of Puerto Rico through the eyes of Teodoro Vidal, a man who captured the island's history with the many objects he collected. This online exhibition provides information about the collector, Puerto Rican history, everyday life in historic Puerto Rico, Puerto Rican
Grade Range:
K-12
Resource Type(s):
Artifacts, Primary Sources
Date Posted:
9/19/2009
This is a miniature version of the barril de bomba, the kind of drum used in performances of the Afro-Puerto Rican musical tradition known as bomba. While bomba can be used as the generic name for a number of rhythms, its real meaning is about the encounter and creative relationship between dance
Grade Range:
K-12
Resource Type(s):
Artifacts, Primary Sources
Date Posted:
9/19/2009
Lace-making and sewing were more than utilitarian projects. They allowed young girls to express themselves artistically while learning discipline and attention to detail. This embroidered linen and lace pillow sham belonged to Miguel Roses at the turn of the 20th century. Bird and flower designs
Grade Range:
K-12
Resource Type(s):
Artifacts, Primary Sources
Date Posted:
9/17/2009
This intricate handmade lace baby cap dates from the turn of the 20th century and was probably worn for a baby's christening. The baptism of newborns is both a religious and a social ceremony, strengthening ties among members of a community. Compadrazgo, the special relationship between
Grade Range:
K-12
Resource Type(s):
Artifacts, Primary Sources
Date Posted:
2/19/2009
Carnival celebrations featuring performers dressed as devils are found in Puerto Rico and the rest Latin America. The presence of these characters during Carnival is understood by many as an ancient reference to the contest between good and evil. The devilish mask pictured here was made for the
Grade Range:
5-12
Resource Type(s):
Reference Materials
Date Posted:
11/3/2008
This online exhibition invites you to look at the history of Puerto Rico through the eyes of the collector who captured the island's history from the 16th to the 20th centuries with the thousands of objects he collected. Students will gain a unique insight into a cultural tradition that continues
Grade Range:
K-12
Resource Type(s):
Reviewed Websites
Date Posted:
9/16/2008
This website is the American History Museum’s official homepage for their program in Latino History and Culture. The National Museum of American History established the Program in Latino History and Culture (PLHC) to present public programs that reflect the rich and distinctive history of Latin
Grade Range:
K-6
Resource Type(s):
Reviewed Websites, Worksheets
Date Posted:
9/16/2008
Teodoro Vidal became a collector in Puerto Rico after traveling all over Puerto Rico collecting artwork, furniture, toys, and much more. He collected many of the santo that can be seen in this activity guide. Mr. Vidal collected objects because he wanted to share the history and culture of Puerto
Grade Range:
K-12
Resource Type(s):
Artifacts, Primary Sources
Date Posted:
9/3/2008
This tortoiseshell woman's hair comb dates from the 19th century. A precursor to plastics, tortoiseshell and horn were common materials used in combs since they could be made soft and moldable by heating. As they cooled, they would harden and keep their new shape.   From
Grade Range:
5-12
Resource Type(s):
Reference Materials
Date Posted:
7/7/2008
En esta colección por el Internet, los estudiantes pueden investigar la historia de Puerto Rico por los ojos de Teodoro Vidal, un hombre quien capturó la historia de la isla con todos los objetos que coleccionó. La exhibición por el Internet provee información sobre el coleccionista, histori
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