THE 1st 400 YEARS: FOUNDATIONS OF PUERTO RICAN CULTURE BEFORE 1898
INTRODUCTION TO THE COURSE: OVERVIEW, GOALS, EXPECTATIONS
Dr. Vanessa Perez-Rosario introduces the readings, course requirements and objectives for her upcoming class, History & Culture of Puerto Rico in New York.
PLACE OF THE NATION
Dr. Rosario explores the alarming statistics regarding education of Hispanic and African American students. She presents the foundation for designing effective teaching models.
UNDERSTANDING HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES
Dr. Rosario challenges the notion of a historical document being “history”. She offers that primary and secondary sources are only perspectives of the larger whole. How does that change the paradigm with which we study the past?
TOWARDS A DEFINITION OF PR CULTURE
What affect does cultural relevance have in youth learning? Is its absenteeism the cause of current student apathy? How might it engage students in the future?