Contributor’s Name (Your Name): Maureen Mines
Puerto Rico affords the opportunity for trans curricular activities — Spanish language and literature and culture, Puerto Rican culture and literature, environmental studies and living environment, American History and Politics as well as service opportunities — as I told my parents — beaches, a rain forest, a 400 year old walled city and more, all without a passport.
Theme: Puerto Rico Culture and Landscape
Geared toward ages: 12 – 14
Kick off: Letter to Future Self
Seminar Title: Puerto Rico’s born-again farmers dig for victory in island’s debt battle
Discussion Topics: Sensory experiences, What makes Puerto Rico American? What work of the hands, heart and mind can contribute to the health of our planet?
Group Initiative: Birthday Line Up
Project: Daily Assignments
Outside Opportunity: TRACE Global Warming in El Yunque
Author’s note: Looking forward to the trip!