Learning Guide to Thirteen Days

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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.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Pros

  • Discussion questions directly refer to secondary source information
  • Wealth of historical background information
Cons

  • Very text-heavy structure
  • Some broken links
  • With no clear lesson structure, instructor will need to do some preparation to determine how best to utilize the website's resources