Puerto Rico Facts: Lesson for Kids


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What is a territory?

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1. What type of land form is the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico?

2. Who accidentally discovered Puerto Rico?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Who discovered Puerto Rico? Was this island always a territory of the United States? You will need to know these types of facts in order to do well on this quiz/worksheet combo.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

When you take this quiz, you will need to:

  • Explain what a territory is
  • Identify the term used to describe the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
  • Name of the person who accidentally discovered Puerto Rico
  • Tell which country ruled Puerto Rico until 1898
  • Discuss facts about the lakes in Puerto Rico

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - make sure you understand words used in the lesson, such as territory
  • Information recall - remember who discovered Puerto Rico and what type of land form it is
  • Knowledge application - use what you know to answer questions about the lakes in Puerto Rico and which country ruled the island up until 1898

Additional Learning

If you want to find out more about this island, you can use the lesson titled, Puerto Rico Facts: Lesson for Kids. The lesson explains:

  • Where Puerto Rico is located
  • What the main island of Puerto Rico is like
  • The kind of weather that Puerto Rico experiences
  • What types of animals live on the island
  • The language and religion of many of those living in Puerto Rico