Lesson Plan

The Mexican Revolution

The legacies of the Mexican Revolution are visible today—even if some history classes don't cover them. Using primary sources from leaders in Mexico at the time of the popular uprising and other evidence, such as railroad maps, young historians consider the impact of industrialization and revolution on the US's neighbor to the south.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Use documents to practice documents-based question skills
  • Offer some activities as an introduction to the Mexican Revolution or to build primary source analytical skills
Classroom Considerations
  • Class members will need paper copies or Internet access to view the documents
Pros
  • Guiding questions are intriguing and help structure the lesson
  • Primary sources focus on an area long neglected in history curricula
Cons
  • Documents are difficult to navigate and may be too complex for some students as presented