Cuba in the Cold War Teacher Resources
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Pattern of US Cold War Interventions
Exploring the patterns and themes between Korea, Cuba, and Vietnam, including pre and post-U.S. involvement, this lecture reinforces the concept of history repeating itself. Corrupt regimes, the emergence of Communism and redistribution of wealth, and various attempts by the U.S. to stabilize each government all tie these nations together through the second part of the 20th century. Here is an excellent auxiliary for the end of a Cold War unit.
Propaganda in the Cold War
Propaganda posters from the Cold War era offer class members an opportunity to employ the OPTIC strategy (overview, parts, topic, interrelationships, conclusions) to analyze 12 documents. Expert groups examine a visual, and then jigsaw and share their findings. After a final whole-class discussion, individuals draft a journal reflection on the question, "What causes of the Cold War can be found in American print media of the time period?"
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. 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.
The Cold War: Solving the Mystery of History with Voices on Vinyl
Eighth graders explore the Cold War Era. In this world history lesson, 8th graders discover the positions taken by countries during the Cold War as they listen to lectures regarding the major events and turning points in the Cold War. Students also read selected text and listen to music regarding the era.
The Cold War (1945–1963)
In this online interactive history worksheet, students respond to 8 short answer and essay questions about the Cold War. Students may check some of their answers on the interactive worksheet.
The Cold War (1945–1963)
In this online interactive history quiz worksheet, students respond to 46 multiple choice questions about the Cold War. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
Intro to Cold War
Eleventh graders are introduced to the events between the years 1949 and 1989. They list and explain key events and people that contributed to the development of the Cold War. Students are asked "what do you think Billy Joel meant by 'We didn't start the fire', and why do you think this has historical relevance, or does it?"
Warring Philosophies: The Cold War
Students explain why the Cold War took place and ended. They analyze its significance as a 29th century event. Students identify the differences between the USA and USSR during the Cold War.
Places of the Cold War
Pupils explore geographic locations significant in the Cold War. In this Cold War lesson, students complete a worksheet that requires them to use primary and secondary sources to log information about important Cold War locations.
Cold War into Guerilla War
Students examine the Cold War and the War on Terror. In this American history lesson, students research print and nonprint resources regarding both wars. Student compare the experiences of youth at the time so both the Cold War and War on Terror in essays that they write.
The Cold War
In this online interactive quiz instructional activity, students respond to 18 multiple choice questions about Cold War Events. Students may check their answers immediately.
The Early Tensions of the Cold War
Students uncover the roots of the Cold War. In this Cold War lesson, students research the political philosophies of the Soviet Union and the United States during the era as they define key vocabulary and discuss government systems. Students discover how alliances among nations prompted the growth of the Cold War.
The Cold War and Development of Post-War America
Students view examples of political advertisements during the years of 1952 through 1964. After viewing, they discuss how the Cold War and the threat of Communism affected the development of the United States. They compare the Cold War to the war on Terrorism being fought today.
Canada and the Cold War: 1945-1991 – PowerPoint Presentation
In this Canadian history worksheet, learners view a PowerPoint presentation about Canada's role in this Cold War and then respond to 27 fill in the blank questions. The PowerPoint is not provided.
Cold War Chronology
For this Cold War worksheet, students examine the chronological list of important events between 1945 and 1991. Students then respond to 7 short answer questions based on the chronology.
Cuba On My Mind
Students explore the Cuban society, politics, culture, and economy. As a class, they take a look at the Bush administrations policy on Cuba after reading "Embargo Remains Until Cuba Alters Policy, Bush Says" from The New York Times. Students also research topics related to Cuba including tourism.
The U.S. Trade Embargo on Cuba
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.
The Apollo Program And Lunar Archaeology
Students examine history and importance of Apollo Program, explore how Cold War helped create and sustain Apollo Program, and investigate how and why archaeologists and historians are attempting to preserve Apollo landing sites on moon.
Cold War Wars
For this Cold War worksheet, students respond to 21 short answer questions regarding the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Vietnam War, the Korean War, and the Chinese Civil War.
Locating The Cold War
Students identify major players in the Cold War and place them on a world map. They identify the two superpowers location on the map as well as their allies. Students analyze how the world divided itself.