The History of the Cuban Missile Crisis

This The History of the Cuban Missile Crisis video also includes:

Who was Vasili Arkhipov and how did he save the world? What did he have to do with the Cuban Missile Crisis and Black Saturday? Get the stories behind the story of the 13-day face off between John F. Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchev.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use the video to introduce the study of the Cuban Missile Crisis
  • Have groups research the later life of Arkhipov
  • Flip the lesson asking viewers to watch the video, complete the comprehension exercise, and research some of the links before returning for a full class discussion
Classroom Considerations

  • The video presumes that class members are familiar with the Bay of Pigs invasion
Pros

  • The resource includes the video, a comprehension check, links to related resources, and discussion queestions
Cons

  • None