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The Birth of an American Empire

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A four-lesson unit focuses on American foreign policy in the late 1800s. Young historians examine primary source documents, conduct a WebQuest, and use a timeline activity to reflect on the impact of American imperialism in Cuba, Puerto...
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The Price of Freedom: Americans at War Lessons

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
Designed for teachers, a 15-lesson collection curated by the Smithsonian, examines how wars have impacted American society. Each resource includes a lesson plan, background information, a materials list, maps, images, and worksheets. An...
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The Price of Freedom: Americans at War Printable Exhibition

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
The Price of Freedom: Americans at War is a collection of 13 resources from a printable exhibition curated by the Smithsonian Museum of American History.  Each resource begins with a summary and a table of contents. The resources...
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The Spanish-American War

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
If you are looking for curriculum on the Spanish-American War, you just hit the jackpot! Find three options for teaching either a one, three, or five-day lessons. Learners consider why the United States invaded Cuba, and use primary...
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Cuban Missile Crisis

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
The United States—specifically John F. Kennedy—played a large role during the Cuban Missile Crisis. A history resource poses questions that encourage critical thinking as well as in-depth analysis of images from the time period.
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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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Spanish-American War: 5 Day Lesson

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Nine historical documents, an interactive online notebook, and a fantastic opportunity for historical inquiry await your pupils in this 5-day lesson plan. Class members identify and discuss various causes for the Spanish-American War...
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Spanish-American War: 3 Day Lesson

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Why did the United States choose to invade Cuba in 1898? As part of a 3-day lesson plan, your young historians will first develop working hypotheses to answer this question, then work with a variety of historical primary source documents...
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Spanish-American War: 1 Day Lesson

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
After analyzing newspaper articles portraying different perspectives of the explosion of the Battleship USS Maine, your young historians will take a stand on which position is the most believable in both discussion and writing.
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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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US History Overview 3- WWll to Vietnam

For Students 8th - 11th
This video brings viewers up to modern history (1975) after taking them through WWII, the Korean War, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the Vietnam War. Though the format of the timeline might appear straightforward, viewers will be engaged...
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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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Pattern of US Cold War Interventions

For Students 8th - 11th
Exploring the patterns and themes between Korea, Cuba, and Vietnam, including pre and post-U.S. involvement, this lecture reinforces the concept of history repeating itself. Corrupt regimes, the emergence of Communism and redistribution...
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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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The Spanish–American War

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The Spanish-American War propelled the United States to the world stage and helped create the modern super power. Using web-based primary sources and a WebQuest format, young scholars consider the causes and outcomes for the war. Working...
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The Question of an American Empire

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
As it rose to being the new super power, America had a choice: conquer other nations like its European predecessors, or stay home. Using primary source documents from those thinking about American foreign policy in the late 1800s,...
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On This Day: National Hispanic Heritage Month

For Students 7th - Higher Ed Standards
From the rights of farm workers to food and culture, Hispanics have an indelible imprint on American culture. Using a curated set of videos, young scholars consider the rich heritage of Hispanic American history. Videos profile famous...
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Cuban Wildlife Matching Game

For Students 6th - 12th
Young biologists match Cuban wildlife to their ecosystems by dragging images of the creatures to either a forest, coral reef, cave, or wetland habitat.
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Ask a Scientist About Cuba's Biodiversity

For Students 6th - 12th
In a video interview Ana Luz Porzecanski, a conservation biologist with the American Museum of Natural History, answers questions about her work Cuba's biodiversity.
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Explosion of the Maine

For Teachers 9th - 12th
An intriguing lesson features newspaper articles to help academics understand the political impact of the sinking the Maine and how the American media depicted the event. Scholars also view a presentation, participate in group...
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The Spanish-American War

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
"Remember Maine!" And Cuba and Spain! And Roosevelt and the Rough Riders! As part of the study of the Spanish-American War groups research the battles, leaders, and influences. Scholars create a timeline that follows the course of the...
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Gustavo Pérez Firmat

For Students 4th - 12th
A short video highlights the experiences of Cuban immigrants during the 1950s and 60s as many fled communist Cuba for Florida. It explains the plans of many to return once Castro was disposed and how immigrants had to integrate into...
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On This Day: The US Invasion of Grenada

For Students 7th - Higher Ed Standards
The 1983 invasion of Grenada was one of the first major military actions after the Vietnam War. The invasion took place during the tensions of the Cold War, making the stakes higher than what might be expected. Using President Ronald...
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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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On This Day: The 1898 Treaty of Paris

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
At one time, America, too, was a colonial power. Using clips from talks from historians, class members explore how this happened with the 1898 Treaty of Paris that ended the Spanish-American War. Afterward, they consider whether the...
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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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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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Spanish American War

For Students 5th - 12th Standards
Today, Cuba and America sometimes struggle with diplomatic relations, but did you know that America went to war against Spain to free Cuba? Learners examine many interesting facts related to the Spanish American War using an informative...
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DVD Lesson Plan: Thirteen Days

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Here you'll find a fine teacher reference for presenting the film Thirteen Days, a dramatic interpretation of the Cuban Missile Crisis during the Kennedy administration. It includes a brief description of the film, learning objectives, a...
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Cold War Review

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Teaching a unit on the Cold War Era? A complete presentation discusses the causes of the Cold War, Truman doctrine, Berlin Blockade, arms race, Cuban Missile Crisis, Bay of Pigs, Rwandan Genocide, apartheid, and subsequent conflicts...
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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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El Mundo Hispano

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Welcome to the Spanish-speaking world! Show your learners which countries declare Spanish as their primary language. Included are maps and flags for each Hispanophone country.
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Writing Exercises: Collapse of Communism in Europe, #2

For Students 9th - 12th
A lot happened after communism fell in the Soviet Union. Your pupils answer three prompts about this time period that require them to compose a short-essay responses for each. They describe Russia's move toward communism, the impact of...
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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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Western Civilizations, Chapter 27: The Cold War: Global Politics, Economic Recovery, and Cultural Change

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
Keep your scholars organized using this study plan and progress report tool, one of many great learning strategies featured in this online western civilizations resource! Although designed for use alongside the Western Civilizations...
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Exploring US Foreign Policy after WWII--The Cold War

For Teachers 11th
Scholars explore U.S. Foreign Policy and Cold War ideologies adopted after WWII. They conduct Internet research on a topic or issue related to the Cold War Era, watch two films, and compose a time line and a multimedia presentation to...
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Book: Crossing the Seas

For Teachers 4th - 6th
As learners read each chapter of Eric Schwartz's Crossing the Seas, they analyze the actions of United States in Venezuela, Hawaii, Cuba, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, and the intent of the Monroe Doctrine. They then compare American...
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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 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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Review of our Presidents from the Progressive Era to Cold War

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Covering the main events of the Cold War, this (mistitled) presentation includes photographs, political cartoons, and amusing graphics to illustrate its points. The information on the slides is helpful for an overview of the Cold War,...
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The Cold War: 1945-1991

For Teachers 8th - 11th
The best part of this presentation about the Cold War is the various pictures, photos, and maps throughout the slides. The timeline of this time period is difficult to follow in the presentation, as well as the details about several main...
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The Brief American Pageant: America on the World Stage

For Teachers 9th - 12th
America's presence in Alaska and the Caribbean are the focus of this short presentation. Two detailed maps help to illustrate America's growing influence in the regions past its continental borders, which could supplement a more thorough...
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The Cold War: Chapter 9: Lesson 1

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Used as a quick review of the Cold War, Korean War, and Cuban Missile Crisis, this presentation could be in many scenarios. However, the graphics and question types seem more appropriate for younger students, while the content is geared...
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Cold War Hot Spots

For Students 9th - 12th
Vietnam, Korea Cuba, Afghanistan, Iran and Nicaragua were all considered Hot Spots during the Cold war. Groups research one of six countries, locate that country on a world map, define terms, and investigate issues and outcomes....
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The Cuban Missile Crisis

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students reflect on the events that lead up to the Cuban Missile Crisis in the early 1960s.  In this history lesson plan, students explore the conflicts between the United States and the Soviet Union revolving around missiles in Cuba,...
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Rooster's Night Out

For Teachers K
Mitch Weiss and Martha Hamilton's Rooster's Night Out, a retelling of a classic Cuba folktale, launches a cross-curricular study of Cuban cultural traditions. Class members draw the characters from the book, participate in math and...
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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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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.  For this US History lesson, 11th graders create an illustrated timeline of Cuba-U.S. relations.  Students write an essay...
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Cuban Missile Crisis

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars explore the Cuban Missile Crisis by watching a video segment about the topic.  In this Cuban missile crisis instructional activity, students discover why it was key that the missiles were removed.  After the video segment...
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Resolving Kennedy's Legacy

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders investigate the medical condition that plagued John F. Kennedy throughout his life.  In this US History lesson, 11th graders read and analyze uncovered documents in relation to Kennedy.  Students write a report on John...
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Caribbean Cooking

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students complete a unit that explores the cultures of the Caribbean, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and Cuba through cooking. They follow step-by-step directions of a variety of recipes, create a Caribbean scrapbook or cookbook,...
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Yellow Journalism

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders investigate yellow journalism and how it affected public opinion and the government during the Spanish American War. They define key vocabulary words, and take notes during a teacher-led lecture. In pairs they read...
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The Heritage of Puerto Rico and Cuba

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers examine the influences of the Hispanic culture in the United States. In groups, they read about the life of a slave in Cuba and identify the misconceptions are discussed. As a class, they define racism, read an essay...
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Math and Latin Music

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers research the origins of Latin music in Cuba and then engage in a project that asks them to combine math skills and knowledge of musical rhythms to create their own 10-measure Latin music rhythm display.
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A Presidential Decision- The Bay of Pigs

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students identify factors that impacted the relationship between Cuba and the United States. They evaluate the impact of the decision to invade Cuba on U.S.-Cuban relations, Presidential support and the presidential decision-making...
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Cuba On My Mind

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore the Cuban society, politics, culture, and economy. As a class, they take a look at the Bush administrations policy on Cuba after reading "Embargo Remains Until Cuba Alters Policy, Bush Says" from The New York Times....
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90 Miles: Immigrant Journeys

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Young scholars view a film that chronicles the experiences of Juan Carlos Zaldivar, a Cuban American immigrant. They discuss and analyze this autobiographical film and conduct further research on historical relations between the United...
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Cuba-ism

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners 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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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.
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The Brief American Pageant: The Path of Empire

For Teachers 8th - 11th
America's status as a world power came relatively quickly after the American Revolution - as did the expansion of its borders. The slides in this brief presentation detail the period from 1890 to 1899, in which a series of maps detail...
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Fidel Castro

For Students 4th - 6th
In this famous people worksheet, learners read a selection about the life of Fidel Castro, then complete a variety of comprehension activities including synonym matches, fill-in-the-blank sentence completions, unscrambling words and...
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Acquiring New Lands

For Students 7th - 10th
In this American Imperialism worksheet, students read the noted pages in their textbook about the era and then respond to 13 identification and short answer questions based on the reading selection.
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The Cuban Revolution

For Students 10th - 12th
In this Cuban history activity, students complete a graphic organizer about the actions of the U.S. and Cuban governments during the Cuban Revolution.
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The Cuban Revolution

For Students 10th - 12th
For this Cuban history worksheet, students respond to 8 short answer questions about the Cuban Revolution and the American response to the conflict.
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The Spanish-American War

For Students 8th - 11th
In this Spanish-American War learning exercise, students respond to 7 short answer questions about the war and define 6 terms that relate to the war.
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Rooster's Night Out

For Teachers 1st
First graders complete interdisciplinary activities associated with a folktale from Cuba. In this Cuban folktale instructional activity, 1st graders read the Rooster's Night Out, before completing comprehension worksheets, make recipes,...
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U.S.-Cuba Relations

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students study the history of United State/Cuba relations. In this diplomacy lesson, students research selected websites to gather information regarding various topics of significance between the U.S. and Cuba since 1868. Students...
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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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Children Leaving Cuba

For Teachers 1st
First graders explore migration from Cuba to the United States. They explain reasons why people migrate to different places. Through guest speakers and discussion groups, 1st graders compare and contrast the experiences of Cuban families...
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Guerilla Warfare

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Students view a television program comparing conventional and guerilla warfare. They compare and contrast guerilla movements in Cuba, Vietnam and Afghanistan. Students also consider the American Revolutionary War from the perspective of...
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Big Trouble in the New Frontier: The Bay of Pigs

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders explore the Bay of Pigs invasion and defend both sides of the issue.
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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...