History of Puerto Rico: Lesson for Kids


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The _____ were original inhabitants of the islands of Puerto Rico.

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1. Who was the explorer who claimed the area of Puerto Rico for the country of Spain?

2. Which explorer was sent from Spain to colonize Puerto Rico?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

A handful of famous explorers stopped at Puerto Rico during their voyages to find new lands. You will be tested on the first people to live in Puerto Rico and the explorers who visited this special island.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be tested on:

  • An explorer sent from Spain to colonize Puerto Rico
  • The original people of Puerto Rico
  • When slavery was ended on this island nation

Skills Practiced

  • Remembering details - remember what you've learned about Puerto Rico's relationship with the United States
  • Learning practice - use what you know to answer a question about the explorer who claimed Puerto Rico for the country of Spain
  • Reading awareness - make sure you know the most important information from the lesson about the original people who lived in Puerto Rico

Additional Learning

To find out more about this subject check out the lesson titled History of Puerto Rico: Lesson for Kids. This lesson teaches you about:

  • Puerto Rico's original name
  • A European country that tried to get control of Puerto Rico from Spain
  • Puerto Rico's location