Descendants of the Taíno people exist all over the Caribbean today. The imprint of the Taíno culture is felt in every facet of Caribbean life, from names of foods and cities to styles of art and music. Researching real people helps students to get a more concrete and compassionate understanding of the culture, lives and diverse perspectives of Indigenous peoples. Students will research a person and then create a Biography Poster highlighting their accomplishments.
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Objective: Research a famous or notable person that is of Indigenous heritage from the Caribbean region. Create a Biography Poster that highlights their major accomplishments.
Requirements: Person’s image, name, dates of birth/death, accomplishments.
Grade Level 4-6
Difficulty Level 3 (Developing to Mastery)
Type of Assignment Individual
Type of Activity: Biographies