Voices Of History by the Bill of Rights Institute

Heroes and Villains

Founders and the Constitution

In this lesson, students will explore the vice of injustice in this lesson on civic virtue. Students will examine the revolutionary life of Ernesto "Che" Guevara in establishing a Communist regime in Cuba with Fidel Castro. Students will analyze a historical narrative, discussion guide, primary sources, and other activities to explore the effect of injustice during the Cuban revolution and under the Communist regime established by Guevara and Castro.
Activity: ""Just or Unjust?"
Injustice: Che Guevara and the Injustice of Communism - Essay
Discussion Guide
Che Guevara, "The Social Ideas of the Rebel Army," January 27, 1959
Virtue In Action
Injustice Worksheet
Implementation Guide
Defining Civic Virtue
What Is Virtue? – Historical and Philosophical Context
What Is Virtue? – Defining the Term
Clarifying Civic Virtue
Identifying and Defining Civic Virtues
Teacher’s Notes for Launching Heroes & Villains
Heroes & Villains Curricular Planning
Primary Source Activity: Benjamin Franklin and Civic Virtue
Answer Key
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