Lesson 1 (from San Juan, Winter of 1958,)
San Juan became a tourist trap in the early Fifties and, as a result, several businesses began to appear to cater to these new customers.
The aim of this lesson is to examine San Juan as a tourist area.
1) Class discussion. Why did San Juan suddenly become a tourist trap in the Fifties? What attracted Americans to the city? What attracts Paul Kemp to the city? How did tourism change life in San Juan? How does Hunter S. Thompson express this change.
2) Divide the students into groups of three and ask them to research and design a fifties tourist brochure for the city.
3) Ask the students to write a 500-word essay revolving around the following question. How did 1950s tourism change life in San Juan?
4) Homework. Write 300 words on the attractions you would have like to have seen in fifties San Juan.
Lesson 2 (from San Juan, Winter of 1958,)
This section contains 5,651 words
(approx. 19 pages at 300 words per page)