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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.
14 mins 8th - 11th Social Studies & History 7 Views 29 Downloads
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.
19 mins 8th - 11th Social Studies & History 33 Views 85 Downloads
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.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 28 Downloads
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 lesson, 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.
11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 11 Downloads
Students study the history of United State/Cuba relations. In this diplomacy activity, students research selected websites to gather information regarding various topics of significance between the U.S. and Cuba since 1868. Students collaborate to create a timeline that features pivotal events pertaining to relations between the 2 countries.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 26 Downloads
A Presidential Decision- The Bay of Pigs
Students identify factors that impacted the relationship between Cuba and the United States. They evaluate the impact of the decision to invade Cuba on U.S.-Cuban relations, Presidential support and the presidential decision-making process.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 28 Downloads
History of Modern Cuba
Set the context for the often-strained relationship between the US and Cuba with this informative and entertaining presentation. From political cartoons to photographs of Fidel Castro and Fulgencio Batista, as well as heartbreaking images of the victims of Weyler's "Reconcentration Policy," this slideshow will stick in viewers' minds long after the lecture has ended.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 17 Downloads
Exploring US Foreign Policy after WWII--The Cold War
Scholars explore U.S. Foreign Policy and Cold War ideologies adopted after WWII. They conduct Internet research on a topic or issue related to the Cold War Era, watch two films, and compose a time line and a multi-media presentation to share with the class.
11th Social Studies & History 9 Views 100 Downloads
How did Fidel Castro's revolution affect the people of Cuba? Through a series of vivid images and light text, learners will consider life for Cubans under both Batista and Castro. The images can be used as discussion starters or to accent a full lecture.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 6 Downloads
The Cold War: 1945-1991
The best part of this presentation about the Cold War is the various pictures, photos, and maps throughout the slides. The timeline of this time period is difficult to follow in the presentation, as well as the details about several main points that are mentioned but not discussed.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History 10 Views 10 Downloads
The Kennedy Years
Eighth graders read text and view films about the Kennedy administration. In this preseidential administration lesson, 8th graders interview someone who lived during Sputnik, write summaries of lectures, and create posters demonstrating the effects of the Kennedy administration on U.
8th Language Arts 4 Views 41 Downloads
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.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 11 Views 11 Downloads
Middle schoolers investigate historical conflicts that have made travel to certain regions of the world dangerous. They be asked to study areas of conflict in current events and keep a journal over the course of a month to see if situations improve.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 7 Downloads