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28 resources with the concept fidel castro

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Refugees from the Caribbean: Cuban and Haitian “Boat People”

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Should refugees fleeing poverty be allowed the same entrance into the United States as those fleeing persecution? High schoolers read about US foreign policy in the late 20th century regarding refugees from Cuba and Haiti, and engage in...
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Cuban Missle Crisis

For Students 8th - 11th
With a collage format that lends well to note-taking, this presentation allows your students to see the context and implications of the Cuban Missile Crisis. The narration is casual and conversational, as well as informative, and history...
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Bay of Pigs Invasion

For Students 8th - 11th
A bright collage of photos, maps, and quotes open this video lecture, which details the Bay of Pigs Invasion. The most valuable part of this lecture, however, is hearing about the dynamics of the situation - why the US wanted to oust...
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On This Day: Cuban Revolution

For Students 7th - Higher Ed Standards
What was life like after the Cuban Revolution under the government of Fidel Castro? Historians consider the question by examining the firsthand accounts of people living there and old newsreels of the Batista regime ouster. A video from...
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Latino Americans: Timeline of Important Dates

For Students 4th - 12th Standards
From 1500-2000, an interactive timeline details important events related to Latino Americans. Next, to each date are small, yet informative blurbs—some of which include videos. 
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Cuba Embargo

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
President John F. Kennedy bought 1,200 Cuban cigars the night before he enacted the Cuban trade embargo in 1962. Should the United States maintain the embargo? Using the website, pupils explore the topic to prepare for a class debate or...
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Geography Now! Cuba

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Cuba is the largest island in the Caribbean, and Christopher Columbus called it the most beautiful place on earth when he landed there in the 1400s. It's known for its beautiful beaches, and it has stunning mountain chains. While...
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Decolonization

For Teachers 10th Standards
The ripple effect from one small event can impact many others. Young historians research the ripple effect World War II had on decolonization in the second installment of an eight-part series. Through primary and secondary documents as...
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Cuban Revolution

For Teachers 9th - 12th
How did Fidel Castro's revolution affect the people of Cuba? Through a series of vivid images and light text, learners will consider life for Cubans under both Batista and Castro. The images can be used as discussion starters or to...
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Cold War and Decolonization: 1945-1975

For Teachers 10th - 12th
In need of a PowerPoint focused on the Cold War? If the answer is yes, then look no further! Each slide expounds on the conflicts, politics, and economy that fueled the Cold War and worldwide decolonization. Note: There is a lot of...
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History of Modern Cuba

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Set the context for the often-strained relationship between the US and Cuba with this informative and entertaining presentation. From political cartoons to photographs of Fidel Castro and Fulgencio Batista, as well as heartbreaking...
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The Early Cold War: 1947-1970

For Teachers 9th - 11th
With a combination of images, maps, and valuable information, this presentation is a strong resource for a history class that is coming out of a WWII unit and into a Cold War unit. Some points are outlined for students, while others are...
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The History of the Cuban Missile Crisis

For Students 7th - 12th
Who was Vasili Arkhipov and how did he save the world? What did he have to do with the Cuban Missile Crisis and Black Saturday? Get the stories behind the story of the 13-day face off between John F. Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchev.
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The Cuban Revolution and Its Impact on Latin America

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Fidel Castro was the iconic leader of Cuba. Yet, individuals may know little about the man or his motivations. In an engaging Web quest activity, scholars investigate Castro's political aspirations and his more ephemeral personal life...
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Restructuring the Post War World: 1945-Present

For Teachers 10th - 12th
You have just entered the Cold War Zone, with 96 slides at your disposal. From changes in government in China, The Marshall Plan, and the Iron Curtain, to the Vietnam War and Ronald Regan, this presentation will help you cover it all. A...
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Castro and the Cuban Revolution

For Students 6th
This resource provides a brief video describing key figures and events that were involved in the Cuban Revolution.
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Writing Exercises: Change in Latin America, #1

For Students 10th - 11th
Political change in Latin America is the topic of these writing prompts. Critical thinkers will use what they know about Latin American history and politics. They'll respond to three prompts focused on the role of Juan and Eva Peron in...
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Geography of the Western Hemisphere, Government and Economics

For Teachers 6th Standards
Using photographs, maps, and other primary source documents, sixth graders research the Cuban Missile Crisis to understand how relations between Cuba and the United States changed as the result of the crisis. Groups identify the three...
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Cuba-ism

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine the Cuban exile community's response to the ceding of power to Fidel Castro's brother. They read and discuss an article, conduct research on Cuba, and in small groups create a Powerpoint presentation.
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Fidel Castro: El Comandante

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students view a documentary on Fidel Castro. After nearly forty years of rule, he remains one of the most controversial political figures of the twentieth century. After viewing, students discuss what they saw and research the Cuban...
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Cuban Exodus

For Students 4th - 12th
A video spotlights former child refugees and their experience of leaving their home country, Cuba, to live in Florida for a safer life. While Fidel Castro reigned, many Cubans families and small children made the decision to leave,...
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President John Kennedy

For Students 4th - 5th
In this President John Kennedy worksheet, students read a 2 page article and then circle 8 multiple choice answers to 8 questions or facts referring back to the article on President John Kennedy.
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Bridging the gap between the U.S. and Cuba

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders examine the events that led to the strained relationship between Cuba and the United States.  In this US History lesson, 11th graders create an illustrated timeline of Cuba-U.S. relations.  Students write an essay...
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The Cuban Connection

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Young scholars explore the island of Cuba through an interactive program. They examine the island's history and its people. They analyze the relationship between the United States and Cuba, with special focus on the Cuban Missile Crisis.