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The Storm that Swept Mexico: Revolutionary Leaders

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When does working for social change become revolution? In this lesson, accompanied by a film clip adapted from PBS’ “The Storm that Swept Mexico,” students will study key figures from the Mexican Revolution, including Emiliano Zapata and Pancho Villa. Use this lesson plan to spark a class discussion on what motivated these revolutionaries to take action and the range of ways that individuals stand up for their principles and beliefs in general.

In addition to understanding historical concepts of reform and revolution, students will also consider how contemporary revolutionaries are harnessing the power of digital media to achieve their goals and will develop and implement their own strategies to work for social change. This PBS LearningMedia lesson plan includes an educator guide, as well as a student handout and glossary, and can be used to supplement your teachings during Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15). EXPLORE: http://to.pbs.org/1ycNWPt

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