The Mexican Revolution Lesson Plan

Instructor: Sharon Linde
Help your students understand the causes, events, aftermath, and effects of the Mexican Revolution with this lesson plan. Students will watch two video lessons explaining these components, apply concepts to discussion and activities, and take a quiz.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • explain the causes of the Mexican Revolution
  • list events of the Mexican Revolution
  • describe the aftermath and effects of the Mexican Revolution


2 lessons, 1 - 1.5 hours each


  • Access to the internet
  • Name tags

Key Vocabulary

  • The Mexican Revolution
  • Porfirio Diaz
  • No re-election
  • Dictatorship
  • James Creelman
  • Francisco Madero
  • Plan de San Luis Potosi
  • Pancho Villa
  • Pascual Orozco
  • Emiliano Zapata

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.9-10.2

Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of how key events or ideas develop over the course of the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.9-10.3

Analyze in detail a series of events described in a text; determine whether earlier events caused later ones or simply preceded them.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.9-10.4

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary describing political, social, or economic aspects of history/social science.

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