Latin American Revolutions Lesson Plan

Instructor: Kevin Newton

Kevin has edited encyclopedias, taught middle and high school history, and has a master's degree in Islamic law.

The revolutions that led to the independence of Latin American countries offer your students opportunities to compare and contrast with the American Independence movement.

Lesson Objectives

After completing this lesson plan, your students will be able to:

  • Describe the various wars of independence of Latin American states
  • Analyze common themes in the struggle for independence

Length

  • 60 minutes

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.11-12.2

Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary that makes clear the relationships among the key details and ideas.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.11-12.7

Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media (e.g., visually, quantitatively, as well as in words) in order to address a question or solve a problem.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.11-12.9

Integrate information from diverse sources, both primary and secondary, into a coherent understanding of an idea or event, noting discrepancies among sources.

Key Vocabulary

  • Toussaint L'Ouverture
  • Miguel Hidalgo
  • Simon Bolivar
  • Gran Colombia

Materials

  • For this activity, your students will each need ½ sheet of poster board and markers.

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