Cuba Embargo

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President John F. Kennedy bought 1,200 Cuban cigars the night before he enacted the Cuban trade embargo in 1962. Should the United States maintain the embargo? Using the website, pupils explore the topic to prepare for a class debate or discussion. They watch videos, read quotes, and research the history of the issue. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Invite other students from the building to the debate as audience members and encourage them to ask questions
  • Provide learners with background information on Cuba, communism, and Fidel Castro 
Classroom Considerations
  • Actual time requirements may vary
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
  • Contains insightful pro and con videos
  • Individuals read and like other viewers' opinions and even submit their own comments
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