This picture was taken at the Castillo San Felipe del Morro, also known as El Morro, a citadel built
between 16th and 18th centuries in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico.
US Territories & Regions
K-12 5E Lessons created by Teachers for Teachers!
The following lessons were written by our second GeoCivics Academy participants in 2023. Lessons are based on the Academy place-based experiences exploring perspectives and unique history of U.S. Territories in American history, geography, civics, and government. Exploring Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands, participants met with senators, historians, representatives from the EPA and NPS, conservation groups, classroom and museum educators, and visited historic locations and museums to deepen content knowledge of civics, geography, and social studies, and strengthen pedagogical knowledge and skills.
This picture features the Honorable Senator Ana Irma Rivera Lassen from Puerto Rico, and 4th/5th grade teacher Rosa Jimenez, also from Puerto Rico.
This picture was taken at Fort Christian in St. Thomas. Governor Jørgen Iversen led the second expeditionary force from Denmark to St. Thomas, where he arrived on May 25, 1672; there, he initiated construction of Fort Christian, named after Danish King Christian V.
This picture was taken at Pearl B Larsen K-8 school in St. Croix. Featured is the Honorable Senator Diane Capehart, Academy participants from the US Territories Guam, American Samoa, Saipan, Puerto Rico, and St. Croix (and our fearless leader!)