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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.
Eleventh graders explore the Bay of Pigs invasion and defend both sides of the issue.
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.
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.
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.
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.S. politics
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. 
In this online interactive quiz worksheet, students respond to 18 multiple choice questions about Cold War Events. Students may check their answers immediately.  
In this online interactive American history worksheet, students answer 13 fill in the blank questions regarding the Kennedy presidency. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
Students 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. Students collaborate to create a timeline that features pivotal events pertaining to relations between the 2 countries.
Students identify cultural leaders or icons from around the world who have affected the social, political or environmental views of their countries.
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.
Students explore the White House response to Richard A. Clarke's testimony and apology to the commission investigating the events of September 11, 2001.
Students 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.
Students interpret historical evidence presented in primary and secondary resources. For this Cuban Missile Crisis lesson, students research the Cold War conflict. Students prepare classroom presentations based on their research.
Students interpret historical evidence presented in primary and secondary resources. In this Cuban Missile Crisis lesson, students research the events of the crisis and present their findings to their classmates.
Learners 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.
Young scholars identify factors that impacted the relationship between Cuba and the United States and evaluate the decision of the United States to invade Cuba on Cuba-U.S. Cuban relations,

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