Carnival Celebrations: Masks Students are introduced to the culture of Puerto Rico in this look at the annual Carnival—or, more specifically, at the masks worn by the revelers. This set of four lessons is divided into grades K–2, 3–5, 6–8, and 9–12. The youngest students build their vocabulary by describing the masks. Older students do research on similar Carnival celebrations around the U.S. Uses Lulu Delacre’s wonderful books for children about Puerto Rican Carnival.
(1786) The first history of Puerto Rico is published in Madrid by Brother Iñigo Abbad y Lasierra. (1800) The slave population reaches more than 13,300 although their proportion of the island's total population falls due to the continuing influx of European colonists. I think during the making of the Constitution my relatives were thinking about what was happening up in the USA, and probably wondering if they should move there.