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Poetic Puerto Rico


Students will learn about the Coqui tree frog and Puerto Rican parrot featured on El Yunque's quarter.  Students will write poetry to address the characteristics of and concerns about the species featured on the coin.


Read the January Coin of the Month to learn about the Puerto Rican parrot.  Have the students research the Coqui tree frog and the Puerto Rican parrot.  Invite the students to create a diamante, cinquain, or shape poem on their findings.  Have the students present the poems and display them in the classroom.

Make a Connection

Do you know that we have a collection of lesson plans based on the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program for educators and students to enjoy?  The new lesson plans for grades K through 12 are available online for free.  Be sure to use this program to explore the rich history of our national sites with your students.

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