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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.
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.
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.
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.
Eighth graders read text and view films about the Kennedy administration. In this preseidential administration instructional 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
Eleventh graders examine the events that led to the strained relationship between Cuba and the United States. For 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.
Young scholars study the history of United State/Cuba relations. In this diplomacy instructional activity, students research selected websites to gather information regarding various topics of significance between the U.S. and Cuba since 1868. Young scholars collaborate to create a timeline that features pivotal events pertaining to relations between the 2 countries.
Students 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 lesson, they answer geographic questions related to the countries.