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¿Cuánto sabes de…? - North Park University Baseball
¿Cuánto sabes de…?
Puerto
Rico
¿Dónde está Puerto Rico?
¿Dónde está Puerto Rico?
How large is Puerto Rico
compared to Illinois?
Puerto Rico is 6 1/2 times smaller than
Illinois (100 mi x 35 mi).
How large is Puerto Rico’s population
compared to that of Illinois?
35
35
30
30
25
25
20
20
15
15
10
5
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10
5
0
Puerto Rico’s population is about one-third of
that of Illinois.
However, at 1,000 persons per square mile, the population
density is among the highest in the world!
12.482.000
4.060.000
(2001 estimate)
What languages are spoken in
Puerto Rico?
Spanish - ~ 90%
Doh!
Other language: English
English and Spanish have been official languages
since 1902.
English is taught from first through twelfth grade.
50% of all Puerto Ricans over the age of 5 speak
English and Spanish.
85% of Post -Secondary school students speak
English and Spanish.
Federal courts and agencies use English.
Local governmental affairs are conducted in English
and Spanish.
English is the language of Commerce.
http://www.puertorico-herald.org/PuertoRicoataGlance.shtml
What is the capital city?
San Juan
(population 1.4 million – over a third of the entire
population of the island!)
Wow! That’s a lot!
Reading tasks
Now scan the cultural reading on pp.
252-253 for the answers to the
following questions:
What is the unit of currency?
 What is El Morro?
 What is Arecibo known for?
 What is salsa?
 Describe Puerto Rico’s political status.

What is the unit of
currency?
The U.S. Dollar
What is El Morro?
El Morro
Fortress
built in the
early 1600s
“El Morro's main mission
was to protect San Juan
against sea attacks. Four
tiers of batteries
blasted enemy warships
attempting to enter the
harbor. If the ships got
as far as the entrance of
the bay, cannon fire was
used to break the
waterline planking of
vessels.” http://www.bakerdesign.com/html/pr_elmorro.htm
What is Arecibo famous
for?
Arecibo Observatory
The largest radiotelescope in the world – it
covers an area of about 20 acres. By
comparison, North Park University’s
campus covers only 30 acres.
“The Observatory is recognized as one of
the most important national centers for
research in radio astronomy, planetary
radar and terrestrial aeronomy.”
http://www.naic.edu/open.htm
What is salsa?
Salsa
Gotcha!
Salsa
“Salsa was born between the late 1800's and early 1900's.
It's a blend of several Caribbean rhythmic and musical
styles: Rumba, Son montuno, Conga, Guaracha, Mambo,
Chachacha and others. This musical mixture is due to the
contributions of diverse cultures, particularly the African
and European cultural influences, which found fertile
ground in the Caribbean region.. The African population
played a key role in the musical,and economic,
development of this new frontier.”
http://www.salsaplanet.net/e_Salsaorigini2.html
Salsa
Here are some of the various instruments used in salsa music.
http://www.salsa-merengue.co.uk/revealit/glosbins.html
güiro
Describe Puerto Rico’s
political status.
Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico:
The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
• Local self-governing territory under the US constitution.
• Puerto Ricans have been statutory US citizens since 1917.
• They can't vote for the president.
• They receive lower levels of federal benefits but don't pay
federal income taxes.
• Federal courts and agencies operate in Puerto Rico in the
same manner as the 50 states.
• Their future US citizenship and nationality is not guaranteed.
http://www.puertorico-herald.org/PuertoRicoataGlance.shtml
Religion in Puerto Rico
85% Catholic
8% Protestant (Pentecostal, Methodist, Episcopalian)
Others: Judaism, Islam, and other religions that draw from
African and Caribbean traditions (Santería, Kongo, Palo
Mayombe)
http://www.worldinfozone.com/country.php?country=PuertoRico
http://www.countriesquest.com/caribbean/puerto_rico/people/religion.htm
http://newdeal.feri.org/pr/pr05.htm
http://saxakali.com/caribbean/dviteri.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puerto_Rico#Religion
6 de enero: Día de los Reyes Magos
“On the feast of the Epiphany, the Three kings visited the newly born Christ Child in Bethlehem
bearing him gifts. This tradition is repeated and reflected in present day with the belief that on
this eve the 3 Kings will visit every good child to deliver them gifts. Tradition states that on the
Eve of the Epiphany children collect hay, straw or grass and place it in boxes or containers
under their beds. This gesture is a gift of food for the Kings' Horses while they rest in between
deliveries. If a child is good for the past year he will receive candies, sweets or toys. If the child
was misbehaved or naughty he would instead find a lump of dirt or charcoal in his box. This
tradition is much older than that of Santa's visit on Christmas Eve”
http://dwp.bigplanet.com/altoni/diadelostresreyesmagos/
http://www.puertorico-herald.org/issues/2001/vol5n01/HisGift-en.shtml
http://www.elboricua.com/losreyes.html