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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 34 Views 86 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 8 Views 29 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 8 Views 18 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 7 Views 6 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 plan, 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
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
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
US History Overview 3- WWll to Vietnam
This video brings viewers up to modern history (1975) after taking them through WWII, the Korean War, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the Vietnam War. Though the format of the timeline might appear straightforward, viewers will be engaged because of the bright text and the relevant pictures.
15 mins 8th - 11th Social Studies & History 15 Views 55 Downloads
The Early Cold War: 1947-1970
With a combination of images, maps, and valuable information, this presentation is a strong resource for a history class that is coming out of a WWII unit and into a Cold War unit. Some points are outlined for students, while others are referenced only as images and depend on teacher and class discussion to be substantiated.
9th - 11th Social Studies & History 21 Views 147 Downloads
Review of our Presidents from the Progressive Era to Cold War
Covering the main events of the Cold War, this (mistitled) presentation includes photographs, political cartoons, and amusing graphics to illustrate its points. The information on the slides is helpful for an overview of the Cold War, and viewers will enjoy the pictures that contextualize the main points.
9th - 11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 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 12 Downloads
Students study the history of United State/Cuba relations. In this diplomacy lesson plan, 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 5 Views 26 Downloads
Learning Guide to Thirteen Days
While Thirteen Days is a fantastic film to use in the classroom in reference to the Cold War and the Cuban missile crisis, it is important to take care to effectively and properly incorporate its contents into your curriculum. This website guides a teacher through a description of the film and its historical accuracy, offers discussion questions and possible student responses, and provides a variety of supplemental readings and resources.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 23 Views 18 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Kennedy Years
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.
8th Language Arts 11 Views 44 Downloads
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
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 13 Views 69 Downloads