Geography of the Western Hemisphere, Government and Economics

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Using photographs, maps, and other primary source documents, sixth graders research the Cuban Missile Crisis to understand how relations between Cuba and the United States changed as the result of the crisis. Groups identify the three dominant players, their locations, their political leaders, and then draw their own conclusion about what happened.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Include in a study of the Cold War, Caribbean history, or on the changing relationships with Cuba
Classroom Considerations

  • Although the lesson is designed for Missouri public schools, the activity is appropriate for any state
  • Requires additional prep time  to gather and reproduce the required materials
Pros

  • Asking groups to develop their own conclusions, based on their research, encourages critical thinking
Cons

  • None
Common Core