The Cuban Revolution and Its Impact on Latin America

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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 and then create magazine profiles of the Cuban leader.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Ask learners to write a magazine profile of Fidel Castro using the assignment and materials
  • Use the magazine profile to stimulate a class discussion on Castro and the causes and effects of the Cuban Revolution
Classroom Considerations

  • Before using the lesson, pupils should have background on the Cuban revolution of 1959 
Pros

  • Lesson plan is interactive and requires a high level of engagement from participants
  • Collaborative nature of the magazine profile sharpens students' soft skills
Cons

  • Several resource links for the Webquest are broken
  • Instructors may need to vet typos and unreliable sourcing