The Teodoro Vidal Collection | Learning Resources

How to use this site with your students

Dear Teacher,
Welcome to A Vision of Puerto Rico: The Teodoro Vidal Collection Web site. We are pleased to provide you with suggestions about how the information presented on this Web site correlates with Standards in United States History, World History and Historical Thinking.

On this Web site, your class will find primary sources such as objects and documents from the collection, bibliographic materials, links to external related websites, a glossary, an interactive map and a comprehensive timeline.
Please let us know how you are using the site, either through the Internet (
or by writing to the Program in Latino History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution, P.O. Box 37012, National Museum of American History, Behring Center, MRC 603, Washington, D.C. 20013-7012, and let us know your thoughts.
Thank you!

Connections to United States History Standards for Grades 5– 12

Era 1 : Three Worlds Meet (Beginnings to 1620)
Standard 2: Understands cultural and ecological interactions among previously unconnected people resulting from early European exploration and colonization

Era 2: Colonization and Settlement (1585-1763)
Standard 3: How the values and institutions of European economic life took root in the colonies, and how slavery reshaped European and African life in the Americas

Connections to World History Standards for Grades 5– 12

Era 6: The Emergence of the First Global Age, 1450-1770
Standard 1: Understands how the transoceanic interlinking of all major regions of the world between 1450 and 1600 led to global transformations
Standard 4: Understands the economic, political, and cultural interrelations among peoples of Africa, Europe, and the Americas between 1500 and 1750

Era 7: An Age of Revolutions, 1750-1914
Standard 1: The causes and consequences of political revolutions in the late 18th and early 19th centuries
Standard 4: Understands patterns of nationalism, state-building, and social reform in Europe and the Americas from 1830 to 1914

Connections to Standards in Historical Thinking

Chronological Thinking
E. Interpret data presented in timelines

Historical Comprehension
I. Draw upon the visual, literary, and musical sources

Historical Analysis and Interpretation
D. Draw comparisons across eras and regions in order to define
enduring issues
J. Hypothesize the influence of the past



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