This is a 3-page SmartBoard Notebook file for teachers who need to teach Castro's Cuba in a short amount of time (2-3 Lessons). It could also serve as a revision exercise if you have previously covered Cuba and want to briefly revise it before exams. The first page is a timeline exercise on Castro's rise to power. This is following by two pages, each with a single discussion/writing prompt about Castro's methods and the effects of the Cuban Missile Crisis on Cuba. This exercise was originally used with a pre-IB Grade 10 class, but could easily suit other grade levels. The file is easily convertible to PDF format if you choose to use it as a hard-copy handout. The 3 pages can be used as individual activities or in small groups.