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50th Anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis Lesson Plans

Students will create a biography project on JFK, watch a documentary on the Cuban Missile Crisis and create a bulletin board.

View the video 50th Anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis

Discussion Guide

 

Lesson Plan 1- Biography of President Kennedy

Objective:  Students will create a biographical project on President Kennedy

 

Lesson Plan 2- Cuban Missile Crisis Documentary

Objective:  Students will watch a History Channel documentary on the Cuban Missile Crisis

 

Lesson Plan 3- PERSIG the Crisis

Objective:  Students will create a bulletin board on the Cuban Missile Crisis

 

21st Century Core Content
History
Government and Civics
Geography

21st Century Themes
Global Awareness

21st Century Skills
Think Creatively
Work Creatively With Others
Solve Problems
Communicate Clearly
Collaborate with Others
Be Flexible
Work Independently
Be Self-directed Learners
Interact Effectively with Others
Work Effectively in Diverse Teams
Produce Results
Guide and Lead Others
Be Responsible to Others

 

Additional Resources:
The National Security Archives; The Cuban Missile Crisis
Cuban Missile Crisis.org
The Cold War by History.com
The Cold War Museum by ColdWar.org
JFK Biography by Biography.com

Additional Resources from Global Issues in Context:
Cuban Missile Crisis Beliefs Endure after 50 years (podcast)
Cuban Missile Crisis (primary sources)
John F. Kennedy
Cuban Missile Crisis at 50
Cuban Missile Crisis (topic overview)

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Posted on: October 29, 2012, 3:30 pm Category: Lesson Plans and School Projects Tagged with: , ,

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