MAKING SOCIAL STUDIES MATTER
EMERGENCE OF SOCIAL STUDIES AS A SCHOOL SUBJECT
“It would be nice to learn something about my culture.” Dr. Rosario reads Carl Thompson’s writing on the battle of cultural relevance in the nation curriculum.
INDIGENOUS & AFRICAN INFLUENCE ON PR CULTURE
Dr. Rosario discusses African presence in Puerto Rico and its affect of the solidification of Puerto Rican identity.
The class reckons with the contradictions between the national identity created by colonizers and the popular cultural reality.
Who is the JIBARO?
Dr. Rosario illustrates the importance of the Jibaro as one of the founder of Puerto Rican national identity.
INVENTION OF LANGUAGE
Dr. Rosario discusses the different the influences of Puerto Rican specific vocabulary and the necessity to define the Puerto Rican realities experienced by those creators.
INDEPENDENCE FROM SPAIN
Dr. Rosario explores the birth of a new national identity in the face of Puerto Rican colonization.