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Cuba: Unraveling the History and Revolution
Over 5 weeks, learners will engage in interactive discussions as they delve into the captivating history of Cuba, exploring its numerous revolutions and the complex figures associated with them, namely Batista, Castro, and "Chè." #academic
Janelle Hopkins, M.Ed - World & US History
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year old learners
US Grade Level
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$15 per class
Meets 1x per week
Over 5 weeks
50 minutes per class
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Through engaging and interactive discussions, learners will delve into the rich history of Cuba, exploring the stories of controversial figures and the factors that shaped their roles in the revolution. Cuba's journey to independence was marred by a series of dictatorships, with the United States exerting its influence through the Platt Amendment. In this course, we will examine the historical context, tracing the roots of Cuba's struggle for freedom. The course will focus on three...
This class is taught in English.
In addition to leading an educational learning trip to Cuba, I bring a strong academic background to my role as an educator. I hold a BA in Political Science with a concentration in Comparative Politics, which involved extensive coursework in political and historical studies of diverse civilizations throughout history. Furthermore, I hold a Masters of Education in Secondary Social Sciences, specializing in subjects such as history and political science. I am a certified social sciences teacher for grades 7-12 in the state of Alabama, which reflects my professional qualifications and expertise in teaching these subjects. With over three years of experience teaching world history and conducting extensive research on global history and politics for the past 20 years, I am well-equipped to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of world history and its intricate political dynamics.
Optional analysis questions are available for learners who wish to deepen their understanding and engage in critical thinking. These questions are designed to encourage thoughtful reflection on the topics discussed and provide an opportunity for further exploration. If learners choose to complete the optional analysis questions, feedback will be provided upon request. The feedback aims to offer insights, clarification, and guidance to enhance the learning experience. Learners are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to receive personalized feedback and expand their knowledge on the subject matter. Please note that the completion of analysis questions and feedback is optional but highly encouraged for those seeking a more comprehensive understanding of the material and a deeper engagement with the course content.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Assessments and/or letter grades are available upon request.
50 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
The study of the Cuban Revolution delves into historically sensitive topics, including war, slavery, mass executions, mass imprisonments, widespread theft, and exile. These subjects require careful handling and consideration when presenting them to learners. As an educator, I am committed to presenting this content in an age-appropriate manner and providing proper context. I strive to create a learning environment that fosters understanding and critical thinking while respecting the sensitivity of the topics discussed. By approaching these subjects with sensitivity and thoughtfulness, learners can engage with the material in a meaningful and responsible way.
Cuba Libre!: Che, Fidel, and the Improbable Revolution That Changed World History by Tony Perrottet Cuba: From Columbus to Castro and Beyond by Jaime Suchlicki A History of the World by Andrew Marr Heroes, Martyrs, and Political Messiahs in Revolutionary Cuba, 1946-1958 by Lillian Guerra The Origins of the Cuban Revolution Reconsidered (Envisioning Cuba) by Samuel Farber Voices from Mariel: Oral Histories of the 1980 Cuban Boatlift by José Manuel García
Janelle Hopkins, M.Ed - World & US History
Enthusiast of all things historical
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
293 total reviews
334 completed classes
Hey y'all! I'm Janelle, your not-so-average History teacher. I believe in making learning hands-on and engaging for my middle school students. Why is hands-on learning important for middle schoolers, you ask? Well, the simple answer is that middle...