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Bay of Pigs Invasion
A bright collage of photos, maps, and quotes open this video lecture, which details the Bay of Pigs Invasion. The most valuable part of this lecture, however, is hearing about the dynamics of the situation - why the US wanted to oust Fidel Castro, how the US wanted the invasion to appear, and Castro's reaction and strengthened alliance to the Soviet Union.
Big Trouble in the New Frontier: The Bay of Pigs
Eleventh graders explore the Bay of Pigs invasion and defend both sides of the issue.
Intervene or Interfere?
Students research the motives, actions, and results of U.S. intervention in foreign affairs between the 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion and the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
Cold War Review
Teaching a unit on the Cold War Era? In need of a complete presentation, perfect for reviewing each of the major events of the time period? Look no further! Here you'll find 125 slides, rich in note-friendly text. The causes of the Cold War, Truman doctrine, arms race, Cuban Missile Crisis, Bay of Pigs, Rwandan Genocide, apartheid, and subsequent conflicts throughout the globe are well discussed.
The Kennedy Administration
From his inaugural speech to the Bay of Pigs, major events concerning the Kennedy presidency are discussed. Slides provide an array of images and web links to highlight some of the bigger issues surrounding President Kennedy. The embedded links make this resource great for homework or independent exploration.
Cuban Missle Crisis
With a collage format that lends well to note-taking, this presentation allows your students to see the context and implications of the Cuban Missile Crisis. The narration is casual and conversational, as well as informative, and history students will be drawn to the suspense of the Cold War after viewing this video. A teacher could break this video up in several class sessions, or play it in its entirety. Additionally, viewing this video could be an engaging homework assignment.
The U.S. Trade Embargo on Cuba
Students examine perspectives for and against the U.S. trade embargo on Cuba, develop a position on the embargo and articulate viewpoints in a public forum.
The Kennedy Years
Eighth graders read text and view films about the Kennedy administration. In this preseidential administration activity, 8th graders interview someone who lived during Sputnik, write summaries of lectures, and create posters demonstrating the effects of the Kennedy administration on U.S. politics
The Legacy of Pearl Harbor
Students are introduced to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and asked to consider reasons why Japan might have wanted to expand its territory in the early 1940s. They read firsthand accounts of what it was like and write letters to U.S. servicepeop
Bridging the gap between the U.S. and Cuba
Eleventh graders examine the events that led to the strained relationship between Cuba and the United States. In this US History instructional activity, 11th graders create an illustrated timeline of Cuba-U.S. relations. Students write an essay predicting what might happen in Cuba when Fidel Castro loses power.
The Cold War
In this online interactive quiz instructional activity, students respond to 18 multiple choice questions about Cold War Events. Students may check their answers immediately.
Kennedy's New Frontier (5)
In this online interactive American history activity, students answer 13 fill in the blank questions regarding the Kennedy presidency. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
Learners study the history of United State/Cuba relations. In this diplomacy lesson, students research selected websites to gather information regarding various topics of significance between the U.S. and Cuba since 1868. Learners collaborate to create a timeline that features pivotal events pertaining to relations between the 2 countries.
Fidel Castro: El Comandante
Students view a documentary on Fidel Castro. After nearly forty years of rule, he remains one of the most controversial political figures of the twentieth century. After viewing, students discuss what they saw and research the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Pupils explore the White House response to Richard A. Clarke's testimony and apology to the commission investigating the events of September 11, 2001.
Through the Eyes of a Refugee
Students analyze the "Afghanistan: Land in Crisis" map to determine how the physical geography of this region affects the lifestyles of the individuals who live there.
Cultural Icons: Voices of their Nations
Learners identify cultural leaders or icons from around the world who have affected the social, political or environmental views of their countries.
Fallout from Chernobyl
Learners read and analyze several articles describing consequences of the 1986 explosion and fire at a nuclear power plan in Chernobyl, Ukraine. They create a map showing which countries were affected by the disaster.
Charting Countries of the World
Pupils research information about countries throughout the world. Using that information, they create a chart that compares the size, population and governments. They discuss the advantages and disadvantages of living in a small or large country. To end the instructional activity, they answer geographic questions related to the countries.
Cuban Missile Crisis Project
Students interpret historical evidence presented in primary and secondary resources. In this Cuban Missile Crisis lesson, students research the Cold War conflict. Students prepare classroom presentations based on their research.