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The Families of Puerto Rico DVD is one of 28 titles now available from the multi-award-winning live-action Families of the World series and it gives an intimate look into the lives of people in countries around the globe just in time for National Hispanic Heritage Month.
Families of Puerto Rico introduces nine-year-old Jose, who lives with his mother, father and sister Tanya, in the capital city of San Juan. A hurricane is on its way, so Jose and his family are making preparations while still going about their day, which includes school for Jose and his sister, and work for their parents. Jose shares the history of his homeland’s name (the island of Borinquen, renamed Puerto Rico by the Spanish after a visit and claiming by Columbus), what "good manners" mean in his country and his desire to be a veterinarian when he grows up.
Eight-year-old Laura, lives on a farm with her mother and father. She attends private school more than an hour away, learning both English and Spanish while her parents work. She talks about her weekly piano lesson and introduces her pet Coquis frog. Later she visits the world’s largest radio telescope to listen to radio waves from outer space, and reads before turning in for the day.
Families of the World offers a documentary-style “day in the life” glimpse into how people in different countries live from a child’s point of view. Focusing on two children from differing homes, one urban, one rural, Families of the World invites viewers along through their daily routines, introducing both the similarities and differences that exist. All 28 titles are available to stream digitally or you can purchase the DVDs individually or as a set online at Families of the World website or purchase the DVDs on Amazon.
My husband is a principal of a Middle/High School and this year he is finding himself back in the classroom as well teaching Spanish as he has in the past. This DVD was perfect for introducing his Spanish class students to not only the language as it is spoken in different parts of the world but also seeing how people's lives vary between urban and rural settings within Puerto Rico. He found this DVD extremely helpful and the students enjoyed it and I have already looked at getting him additional titles in the series that focus on other Hispanic countries that he will be covering this year!
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