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Cuban Literacy Project: Literacy, Language and History: Cuba 1961

Essential Questions: What is literacy What are the differences between education in the United States and in Cuba? What were the roles of maestras in Cuba?


Students will be able to determine the importance of literacy for an individual within a society.

Students will be able to compare their cultures to Cuban culture.

Students will be able to extract key points about Cuban history from film and literature.


Theresa Bertrand


Lesson Plans

Grade Levels

5–8, 9–12, College


Spanish language, social studies, English, history