South Padre Island

The purpose of this lesson is to help students identify common recreational activities of their local communities in the past and the present. They will first learn about the history of the South Padre Island and the first community established there with Priest Padre Jose Nicolas Balli with resources from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley University Library. Using the same resources, South Padre Island newspapers, students will read about recreational activities people took part in in the 1990’s and early 2000’s. Students will then research about recreational activities that exist today in the South Padre Island to be aware of all the places that their community has to offer. By learning about this students will be familiar with what has shaped and keeps shaping the daily lives of people in the ways they have fun.


Anayanci Soto and Jyssania Gonzalez