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Puerto Rico's Recovery After Hurricane Maria: Who is Responsible?

Nearly one year after Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, the island is still struggling to recover. Instructors wanting to discuss this issue in their classrooms may be interested in this lesson plan from The Choices Program at Brown University, a program that "challenges students to consider multiple viewpoints on a contested issue" and offers a number of lesson plans centered on discussing news events. This particular lesson asks the focus question, "Who is responsible for Puerto Rico's recovery from the devastation of Hurricane Maria?" Here, teachers will find a fully developed interactive lesson plan with downloadable PDF handouts providing background reading on the historical relationship between the U.S. and Puerto Rico, a selection of eight contemporary sources for students to analyze and compare, and worksheets to accompany the readings. This resource also includes suggestions for "extra challenges" and a 37-minute video.
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Date of Scout Publication 2018-09-07
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