Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1 General Principles of Guerrilla Warfare (1. Essence of Guerilla Warfare, 2. Guerilla Strategy, 3. Guerilla Tactics))
Chapter 1 General Principles of Guerrilla Warfare (1. Essence of Guerrilla Warfare, 2. Guerrilla Strategy, 3. Guerrilla Tactics)
Ernesto Che Guevara was an Argentine medical student who, after traveling through Latin America and seeing the poverty and oppression everywhere around him, became a communist revolutionary. In Mexico, he met Fidel and Raul Castro whom he joined in an attempt to overthrow the Cuban government. Guerrilla Warfare, published in 1969, is Guevara's seminal manual on the guerrilla tactics used to overthrow the Batistan regime. In this lesson, students are introduced to the text and will research and discuss its author, Che Guevara.
1) Teacher Lecture: Introduce students to the book and author. Guerrilla Warfare is one of the best-known works of the Argentine Marxist revolutionary Ernesto Che Guevara, focusing on the tactics, strategy and theories of guerrilla warfare. The book was published in 1961, following the successful Cuban Revolution in which Guevara played...
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