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ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS…..

EQ1. Who should decide what is best for ‘the people’?

EQ2. What justifies a revolution?

EQ3. What makes a revolution successful?

EQ4. What compels people to pursue change in society?

EQ5. Was the Cuban Revolution inevitable?



Define these terms & Rank them from most important to least important

  • Liberty, Equality, Justice

Defining Revolution


Exit Ticket: Answer the essential question:Who should decide what is best for ‘the people’?


Now reading about and further defining revolution


The Anatomy of a Revolution
  • Watch PowerPoint and take notes
  • Use examples from the reading to show understanding of the stages




Weigh in on one or two of the Essential Questions - 2 summarizing paragraphs -
  • What compels people to pursue change in society?
  • What justifies a revolution?



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"Cuba Before Castro"
Recent article that flashes back in time - beginning our comparative look at two prominent men in Cuba during he 20th century.
Comparing Batista & Castro GO
What does the "Legacy" Book tell us about Cuba?
Use Legacy p. 571 for notes


Videos - Cuba

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Good to Know about Cuba
A Closer Look at the Role of the Cuban Rebels - Maps!!

Bay of Pigs


JFK on Bay of Pigs
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Bay of Pigs Veteran Remembers...
audio only follow along
Bay of Pigs -SpeechJFK's speech text + questions


Cuban Missile Crisis

Text for Cuban Missile Crisis

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US Ambassador to United Nations Adlai Stevenson Security Council
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Khrushchev & Castro at the UN circa 1961
Khrushchev & Castro at the UN circa 1961


JFK's Address to Americans - Options






Khrushchev wrote:


You are disturbed over Cuba. You say that this disturbs you because it is ninety miles by sea from the coast of the United States of America. But. . . you have placed destructive missile weapons, which you call offensive, in Turkey, literally next to us. . .

I therefore make this proposal: We are willing to remove from Cuba the means which you regard as offensive...Your representatives will make a declaration to the effect that the United States...will remove its analogous means from Turkey. . . . And after that, persons entrusted by the United Nations Security Council could inspect on the spot the fulfillment of the pledges made. . . .




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Cuba in 1980s - Marielitos - Ronald Reagan
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Elian Gonzalez - 1999 - Bill Clinton

Choice Experts Panel - Cuba - Here

Human Right Watch Cuba - Here

"The Big Question: Has Cuba Benefited/Suffered from Castro's 47 yr. Rule?"

***The Latest News - US & Cuba - Resume Diplomatic Relations 2015 -




What happened to Che Guevara
as told by US CIA operative Felix Rodrigues


Cubans Becoming Capitalists?
Watch this trailer for "The Prophet" CNBC show in Cuba