Cuban Exodus

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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, hoping that one day they would be reunited with their loved ones; however, events occurred that made returning home impossible.  

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Instructional Ideas

  • Direct viewers to write down questions that will make up a quiz after everyone has watched the video 
  • Assign the video for homework and create a corresponding blog post for pupils to respond to using complete sentences 
  • Make the video part of instruction during Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15)
Classroom Considerations

  • Video contains sensitive material 
  • Have headphones available to reduce noise if learners watch the video on their own 
Pros

  • Actual footage is provided alongside engaging interviews 
  • Production level is high 
  • Downloading and sharing the video is made easy with clickable links 
Cons

  • None