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U.S. and Cuban Relations

A pen, ink and watercolor painting done of Cuba's Havana Bay in 1639.
Lesson Plan Author(s): 
Connor Corrigan & Cody Lehman
Topic: 
U.S. and Cuban Relations
Teaching Area: 
World History
Standards: 
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.9‐10.3; ONLS.CWI.9.12
Grade Level: 
9
Origins Item(s): 

The United States and Cuba have a long history of hostility and distrust stemming from differences in political ideology.  However, recent events leading to a more civilized form of interaction have been met with both criticism and skepticism.  These viewpoints can be seen as a culmination of the opposing historical interactions between the United States and Cuba over the years, beginning in the late 19th century to where we are today.  This lesson aims at observing these interactions and analyzing cause-and-effect relationships between the events to see how historical influences have brought us to where our relationship with Cuba is today.

Files for download:

Cuba-and-US-Lesson-Plan.pdf 

Cuba-and-US-Presentation.pptx 

Political-Cartoons-Cuba-and-US.pdf 

Timeline-Cuba-and-US.pdf 

Key Words: 
United States, Cuba, cause and effect
Teaching Level: 
Middle Childhood