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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.
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.
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.
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. 
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 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.
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.
Students 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,
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.
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.
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. Bay of Pigs, Cuban refugees, and the effects of communism are featured.
In this Cold War worksheet, students answer questions about a timeline, then define and give examples of key vocabulary terms.
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. Perhaps utilized most effectively in the context of your existing lecture, these slides would serve as a way to connect events under the umbrella of  the Cold War.
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 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
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.
Young scholars 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
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.

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