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Caribe - New York University
Pasaporte
al Caribe
Estados Unidos de Norteamérica
El Mar Atlántico
La Florida
El Golfo de México
Las Bahamas
Cuba
Puerto Rico
México
Jamaica
El Mar Caribe
Haití
República Dominicana
El Mar Pacífico
América del Sur
Centroamérica
Apellidos
(paterno)_______________________________________
(fotografía)
(materno)______________________________________
Nombres:
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Fecha de nacimiento: día (circle the number of the day of the month you were born)
uno
dos
tres
cuatro
cinco
seis
siete
ocho
nueve
diez
once
doce
trece
catorce
quince
dieciséis
diecisiete
dieciocho
diecinueve
veinte
veintiuno
veintidós
veintitres
veinticuatro
veinticinco
veintiséis
veintisiete
veintiocho
veintinueve
treinta
treinta y uno
Fecha de nacimiento: mes (circle the name of the month in which you were born)
enero
febrero
marzo
abril
mayo
junio
julio
agosto
septiembre
octubre
noviembre
diciembre
Fecha de nacimiento: año (circle the number of the year of your birth)
mil novecientos noventa
mil novecientos noventa y uno
mil novecientos noventa y dos
mil novecientos noventa y tres
mil novecientos noventa y cuatro
mil novecientos noventa y cinco
Lugar de nacimiento: ____________________________________________________
Cuba
Capital: La Habana
sello/ stamp
A. Colorea el mapa del Caribe:
El Golfo de México = azul Puerto Rico = rojo
Haití = verde
República Dominicana = amarillo
A. Colorea el mapa del Caribe
El Golfo de México = azul Puerto Rico = rojo
Haití = verde República Dominicana = Amarillo
El Mar Pacífico = anaranjado
La Florida = rosa
B. Colorea la bandera de Cuba.
azul
rojo
blanco
azul
blanco
blanco
azul
C. Label all the shapes you see in the bandera de Cuba.
rectángulo; triángulo; círculo; cuadrado; óvalo;
estrella.
Golfo de México
La Habana
Mar Caribe
Golfo de México
Mar Caribe
D. Use the top map to place and label the following cities and towns on the
bottom map: La Habana; Santiago de Cuba; Camagüey; Cienfuegos; Holguín.
E. Use the scale on the top map to estimate the distances between:
La Habana and Matanzas
_____ miles; ______kilometers
Colón and Santa Clara
______miles; ______kilometers
Baracoa and La Habana
______miles; ______kilometers
LEAMOS: LET’S READ!
In the provinces of Cuba I grew up throwing stones at cans, bottles, trees, fruits and animals.
A good deal of importance was attached to how well one could throw, and how far. We could
throw even before a baseball entered our lives. And it did early. Wealthy boys could expect
baseball equipment as Christmas gifts, because the professional baseball season coincided with
the holidays. Poor boys made their own balls and bats using various materials. We played
baseball, which in Cuba is known as pelota or ball, all year. But we were in a pelota frenzy
during the winter because of the professional season, which divided us mostly into Habanistas
(followers of the Habana Leones or Lions), whose color was red, and Almendaristas (followers
of the Almendares Alacranes or Scorpions) who wore green. I should confess that I was, that I
still am, an Habanista.
When I was a child, nobody gave a thought to baseball being American or Cuban.
(Adapted from Roberto González-Echevarría, The Pride of Havana: A
History of Cuban Baseball. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999.)
Why was baseball equipment a common Christmas present in Cuba during the
author’s childhood?
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In the United States we think about baseball as an American sport, as the “national
pastime.” Why do you think the author says that during his childhood, “nobody
gave a thought to baseball being American or Cuban”?
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Have you ever heard of some of these great baseball players from Cuba?
Tony Oliva, Minnesota Twins *** Rafael Palmeiro, Baltimore Orioles
***Orlando “El Duque” Hernández, New York Yankees *** Luis Tiant, Boston Red Sox.
***José Canseco, Oakland Athletics (and other teams)
¿Sabías…? Did you know…?
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…that Cuba is about 90 miles south of Florida and about the same distance east
of Mexico’s Yucatán peninsula?
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…that the island is 750 miles long? It is the largest of the Caribbean islands; if
Cuba were superimposed on a map of the United States, it would stretch from
New York to Chicago.
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…that La Habana became an extremely important city in the 1500s, because it
was the meeting point for all Spanish ships that were returning to Spain from
the Americas? The ships, often carrying vast amounts of gold, silver and other
treasures, would load up with supplies in Cuba for the voyage back across the
Atlantic. Because there were many pirates that wanted to get their hands on the
silver and gold, the ships traveled in a convoy, and were protected by warships.
La Habana is still Cuba’s largest and most important city.
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…that the Cuban baseball team won the gold medal at the 1996 Olympic
Games?
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…that Cuban food has been influenced by the many cultures that have coexisted on the island: native American, Spanish, African, North American,
Chinese, etc.?
Puerto Rico
Capital: San Juan
stamp/ sello
Can you label the map above?
El Golfo de México; Cuba; Haití; La Florida; El Mar Atlántico; El Mar
Pacífico; El Mar C
Can you label the map above?
El Golfo de México, Cuba, Haití, La Florida, El Mar Atlántico, El Mar
Pacífico, El Mar Caribe, América del Sur, La Bahamas, La República
Dominicana, Jamaica, México
1. Use the top map to place and label the following cities and towns on the bottom
map: San Juan; Mayagüez; Ponce; Bayamón; Caguas; Humacao; Isabel Segunda.
2. Use the scale on the top map to estimate the distances between:
Mayagüez and Ceiba
_____ miles; ______kilometers
Santa Isabel and Vega Baja
______miles; ______kilometers
Cabo Rojo and Arecibo
______miles; ______kilometers
A. Colorea la bandera de Puerto Rico.
rojo
azul
blanco
blanco
rojo
blanco
rojo
B. Label the shapes that you find in the bandera de Puerto Rico.
cuadrado; óvalo; rectángulo; estrella; triángulo.
norte
noroeste
noreste
oeste
este
suroeste
sureste
sur
La brújula; la rosa de los vientos
Use the map of Puerto Rico and the compass rose to tell Arturo in which direction he
needs to go to get from one place to another.
de Mayagüez a Humacao _____________________________________
de Ponce a San Juan _________________________________________
de San Juan a Ponce__________________________________________
de Carolina a Aguadilla _______________________________________
de Caguas a Bayamón_________________________________________
¿Sabías…?

Did you know…?
…that Puerto Rico is a commonwealth of the United States? The 4
million people living in Puerto Rico are U.S. citizens and have some
–but not all-- of the same rights and responsibilities as people in
the United States. They do not have Congressmen and Senators as
the fifty states do, and they are not allowed to vote in the U.S.
presidential elections. Puerto Rico’s relation to the United States is
a much-debated issue on the island.

…that Columbus first arrived in Puerto Rico on November 19, 1493?
Most of the taínos, --the native Americans that lived on the island
at that time—soon died from disease or from mistreatment by the
Spaniards.

…that in 1518, the Spaniards started to bring African slaves to
Puerto Rico? Slavery existed in Puerto Rico until it was finally
banned in 1873.
Like in the United States, in Puerto Rico slavery
and its aftermath have had an extraordinarily profound impact on all
aspects of life.
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…that people from Puerto Rico make up the largest group of Latino
or Hispanic people in New York City?
For every three people from
Puerto Rico that live on the island, one lives in the United States.
There’s a joke told by the great Puerto Rican novelist, Luis Rafael
Sánchez:
Juan: Where are you from?
José: From Puerto Rico.
Juan: Oh yeah? From what part of the island?
José: From Nueva York.
República Dominicana
Capital: Santo Domingo
6
5
4
sello/ stamp
1
3
2
A. Find the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 on the map above.
Write the name of the country, continent, or body of water that each number marks.
1.______________________ 2.________________________
Find the numbers 1-6 on the map above.
Write the name of the country, continent, or body of water that each number marks.
1. _____________________ 2. ________________________
3.______________________ 4.________________________
5.______________________ 6.________________________
Choices: Mar Atlántico; Mar Caribe; América del Sur; México; La Florida; Cuba.
B. Colorea la bandera de la República Dominicana.
azul
rojo
rojo
azul


Label the points of the compass rose.
Norte
Noreste
Noroeste
Sur
Sureste
Suroeste
Este
Oeste
República Dominicana
Mar Atlántico
Mar Caribe
República Dominicana
Mar Atlántico
Mar Caribe
1. Use the top map to place and label the following cities and towns on the
bottom map: Santo Domingo; Puerto Plata, Oviedo; Rincón; Monte Cristi.
2. Use the scale on the top map to estimate the distances between:
Santo Domingo and Puerto Plata
_____ miles; ______kilometers
Oviedo and Villa Vásquez
______miles; ______kilometers
Santo Domingo and the border with Haiti ______miles; ______kilometers
¿Sabías…? Did you know…?

The Dominican Republic occupies the eastern two-thirds of the island of La Española (Hispaniola in
English). The western third of the island is occupied by the French-speaking country known as Haiti.
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About nine million people live in the República Dominicana; two million dominicanos live in the
capital, Santo Domingo. Many dominicanos live in New York; they make up the second largest
group of Hispanic or Latino people in the city.
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The Dominican Republic is, in general, a poor country. The richest 10 per cent of dominicanos enjoy
40 per cent of the national income; the poorest half of the country receives less than 20 percent of the
nation’s wealth. You may not know what “percent” means, so let’s use an example to understand
this.

Imagine that you are at a party with 10 guests, and there are ten goody-bags. At the end of the party,
one of the guests takes home four of the bags; four of the guests take one bag each; the remaining five
guests have to divide up the contents of the two bags that are left. That is an example of how wealth
is distributed in the Dominican Republic.

The República Dominicana lies in the middle of the Caribbean hurricane belt, and suffered severe
damage from Hurricane Georges in 1998. The island nation is an exporter of sugar, coffee, and
tobacco, but in recent years, tourism has become the nation’s most important industry.
TRUE OR FALSE.
Circle “T” if the statement is true; “F” if it is false.
The Dominican Republic shares the island of La Española with Puerto Rico.
T
F
There are no rich people in the República Dominicana.
T
F
Hurricanes sometimes do damage to the República Dominicana.
T
F
Santo Domingo is the capital of the República Dominicana.
T
F
Especulemos; Let’s speculate.
You now know that tourism is important in the República Dominicana, and that the island lies in the
middle of the Caribbean hurricane belt. Can you think of any way these two facts might be related?
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Pasaporte
al Caribe
Can you label the map above?
Las Bahamas El Mar Atlántico América del Sur Centroamérica Puerto Rico
República Dominicana El Mar Pacífico Norte Sur Este Oeste La Florida
El Golfo de México El Mar Caribe Cuba Estados Unidos de Norteamérica
Jamaica Haití