What do Cubans want for their future?
Second edition. December 2020.
Throughout its history, Cuba has often captured the attention of the world. In recent years, Cuba has embarked upon a series of reforms that are gradually but fundamentally changing the country. The announcement in 2015 to normalize Cuba-U.S. relations also signifies a historic shift. Outsiders have highly diverging views about Cuba and its history, particularly since the 1959 Revolution. Cubans also have very different opinions about their country’s history and future. History, Revolution, and Reform: New Directions for Cuba helps students step into the shoes of ordinary Cubans and consider Cuba’s future. The unit is divided into three parts. Each part includes:
- Student readings
- Accompanying study guides, graphic organizers, and key terms
- Lessons aligned with the readings that develop analytical skills (including at least one that focuses on building geographic literacy) and can be completed in one or more periods
- Videos that feature leading experts
This unit also includes an Options Role Play as the key lesson and additional synthesis lessons that allow students to synthesize new knowledge for assessment. You do not need to use the entire unit; feel free to select what suits your classroom needs.
Preview this unit. Preview includes the Table of Contents for the Student Text and the Teacher Resource Book as well as a student reading excerpt and one lesson plan.