The printed curriculum unit Contesting Cuba's Past and Future focuses on the Cuban perspective, and traces Cuba's history from the country's precolonial past to its most recent economic, social, and political changes. Students recreate the discussions Cubans on the island are having about their future.
Videos for Readings: The videos below follow the outline of the printed curriculum unit. The headings correspond to the headings in the student readings.
Videos for Lessons accompany lessons in the teacher's guide of the printed curriculum unit.
Scholars Online: Videos for Readings
Contesting Cuba's Past and Future
Brown University [0:33]
American University [0:22]
Council on Foreign Relations
Part 1: Colonization and Independence
Cuba Under Spanish Rule
The Struggle for Independence
The Cuban Republic
Part 2: The Cuban Revolution
Patria o Muerte (“The Fatherland or Death”)
Part 3: The Special Period and Cuba Today
No es facil (“It’s not easy”)
The United States and Cuba in the 1990s
Cuba and the Cuban-American Community