Cuban Missile Crisis: CSI Investigation on Cuba, Castro, Kennedy, Khrushchev, & Cold War!
The Cuban Missile Crisis CSI Investigation is included as part of the CSI American History Bundle, located here:
CSI American History Bundle! Lost Colony, Salem, Donner Party, Lincoln!
as well as the Col
Students are placed in the shoes of President John F. Kennedy on October 16th of 1962. The students will be presented with information about the Cuban Missile Crisis. The advisors have presented you with 5 different options of potential actions to take against the Soviet Union and/or Cuba. Studen
Cold War - Cuban Missile Crisis - Reading/Questions/Assignments - This 17 page Cold War and Cuban Missile Crisis package includes a 3 page engaging and informative reading (visual and text) related to the history of the Cuban Missile Crisis and its importance in the overall Cold War. The reading tru
In the creative power point presentation students will learn about the Bay of Pigs Invasion and Cuban Missile Crisis during the Cold War.
Students will complete a cause and effect graphic organizer while reviewing the information on the Bay of Pigs Invasion. They will then complete Cloze Notes whi
Cuban Missile Crisis Movie Group Project for 13 Days
One of the best movies to show to a class learning about the Cold War is 13 Days. This dramatization of the Kennedy administration's struggle to contain the Cuban Missile Crisis in October of 1962 is riveting, factual, and relevant to the curricu
This 2-page, common-core aligned activity will help students analyze the causes of the Cuban Missile Crisis. Diverse types of sources are included for your students to analyze. The SOAPSTONE strategy is used.
Note: SOAPSTONE is a primary source analysis strategy (find the Speaker, Occasion, Audi
This is a writing quiz, NOT multiple choice, covering the events seen in the movie Thirteen Days. This movie is rated PG-13. It stars Kevin Costner. This is a great film to show when covering the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Cold War. An answer key is included, although please keep in mind some stud
This package is based upon two political cartoons focused on the relationship between John F. Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchev during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Each political cartoon has an analysis worksheets based partially on the analysis worksheets created by the National Archives and a set of ques
The Cold War, John F. Kennedy, Nakita Khrushchev, and the Cuban Missile Crisis come to life in this U.S. History simulation. Let your students become Ex Comm Advisers to JFK and help him make decisions during that high stakes week in late October of 1962. Students can do this individually or in smal
This series of 15 questions goes along with the video "Commander in Chief: Inside the Oval Office: Kennedy and the Cuban Missile Crisis." The exciting, dramatic video was made for the Military Channel and is available on Discovery Education Streaming, on DVD (http://store.discoveryeducation.com/prod
The Cuban Missile Crisis Webquest and Video Analysis with Key- this is a 10 page document that contains a webquest and a completed teacher’s key for easy marking. It contains 30 questions based on a tutorial video and the history.com website.
Students will begin this assignment by watching an onli
The Cuban Missile Crisis can be a complicated and difficult topic to study. Attempting to find an activity for your students to complete can be tough. We have a fully comprehensive and interactive activity to meet all of your needs!
This "The Cuban Missile Crisis " Activity includes:
1) A timeli
This 25-slide PowerPoint guides students through the basics of the Cuban Missile Crisis. Visuals include political cartoons, spy plane maps, missile trajectory maps, and photographs. The intended audience is middle school and high school students who have little or no previous information on the C
This product is found in my Bundled Leveled Reading Passages for the Cold War Era. A combined set of 6 products for $8.00. The bundled pack saves you $4.00.
Bundled Cold War Era Set of 6 Reading Comprehension Based on Common Core
Thank you for your interest in Leveled Reading Passages for Differe
DBQ packet that includes a cover page and four documents that provide information about the Cuban Missile Crisis 1962.
Students will analyze the documents, primary and secondary sources, and discover more information as they answer questions.
Doc 1 - Political cartoon with questions
Doc 2 - JFK s
This PowerPoint shows the causes of the Cuban Missile Crisis, and familiarizes students with the leaders of the United States, Russia, and Cuba in 1962. Students will be able to visually see the events that almost led up to a World War. They will see how the U.S. population protested against war.
13 Days Cold War Cuban Missile Crisis MINI BUNDLE Common Core 5 Days US History
THE SECOND SEMESTER OF US HISTORY
This is a great lesson that I use with my US History class. I start with the PowerPoint that takes 3 days to go through to introduce the Cold War unit. ( See below)
Following the com
This worksheet allows students to use a primary source document to learn about the Cuban Missile Crisis.
The primary source document is written by Fidel Castro and he is asking for the Soviet Union to use nuclear weapons against the United States if Cuba is invaded. This letter written by Castro i
This dynamic presentation on the Cuban Missile Crisis provides visuals, video links, guided notes, and reflection questions to keep your students engaged for the entire lesson. The most dangerous event of the 20th century is brought to life.
The Cuban Missile Crisis was the most dangerous moment i
Cold War Spies: Worksheet and Cuban Missile Crisis Journals
This activity includes three Cold War lesson plans.
The first activity is an internet based worksheet on the CIA spying on Soviet forces in East Germany. Students read the document and answer the questions. I usually print out the readin
Your class will enjoy my 13 Days War Cuban Missile Crisis 1960’s Writing Activity Bundle for US History. It includes 1950’s PPT, Cuban Missile Crisis Stanford Lesson, Intro to Film PPT, and Quiz for Film.
Here is what is included:
- 1950's PPT
- Stanford Lesson
- Intro to film
- Film Times
Put your students in JFK's shoes as he deliberated the Ex Com's recommendations during the Cuban Missile Crisis. This PowerPoint is designed to look like a briefing form the CIA. It includes government released U2 photos and photos from the low level Navy recon over Cuba. Students will be present
Just how close did the U.S. and Russia (U.S.S.R.) come to nuclear war? This is a difficult concept for students to truly grasp and appreciate. This simulation aims to allow students to gain a full understanding of the Cuban Missile Crisis and just how close nuclear annihilation was.
In this resource, there is a nonfiction reading passage about the The Cuban Missile Crisis. Includes the tension between President John F. Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchev and the United States and the Soviet Union in Cuba. It is differentiated for your high, mid, and lower level students. Integrate Am
Five files are included in the Cuban Missile Crisis and Arms Race Pack.
- PowerPoint presentation
- Corresponding notes in Microsoft Word and PDF
- Corresponding cloze worksheets in Microsoft Word and PDF
PowerPoint presentation: 24 slides
Objective: To examine the impact of the Cold War on Latin
135-source document packet perfectly suited for a variety of possible DBQs on the Cuban Missile Crisis. Include a brief summary of the event. Numerous primary and secondary source documents are included (charts graphs, photographs, political cartoons, quotations, drawings, and government documents).
Students review the Cuban Missile crisis of the Cold War by making a pamphlet from the point of view of an advisor to JFK. They must educate the public as to what happened between America, the Soviet Union, and Cuba. There are 9 requirements to fulfill balancing historical accuracy and creativity.
This item is a short five act play on the Cuban Missile Crisis. It was originally written for eighth grade American history. The scenes alternate between President Kennedy interacting with members of his administration and Fidel Castro interacting with Nikita Khrushchev.
Objective: To examine the impact of the Cold War on Latin America.
Emergence of the U.S. and U.S.S.R. as superpowers
Bay of Pigs invasion
Cuban missile crisis
U.S. blockade of Soviet ships
Alliance for Progress
Organization of American States
Do you need a complete lesson that covers the extraordinary buildup of hostility between the United States and the Soviet Union during the Cuban Missile Crisis? Are you looking for an engaging and fun activity that gives your students the opportunity to examine the nuclear showdown between the USSR
Have students follow along to identify 4 causes, 4 figures, 4 events and 4 effects of the Cuban Missile Crisis using an easy, straight-forward graphic organizer.
Also, have students work on the Nikita Khrushchev Historical Stick Figure mini-biography assignment for homework, classwork, or group work
From a larger series of lessons I and a fellow teacher created to cover the Post WWII Cold War era. These are guided reading activities that are followed up with reading comprehension questions, vocabulary activities, and Free Response questions. I actually began working more on reading and writin
This independent reading activity covers areas such as JFK's foreign affairs (Bay of Pigs and the Cuban Missile Crisis), the Korean War, and also touches on review for the Berlin Airlift and the United Nations. This would ideally be given after your lecture on the following topics and as a suppleme
Want an interactive and memorable way to teach the Cuban Missile Crisis? This is the perfect resource for you!
Students work independently or in partners to explore the context of the Cuban Missile Crisis and understand the stakes President Kennedy faced when searching for a solution. This file inc
U.S. History: National Security Council Simulation / Cuban Missile Crisis. Here is the World Scenario: The Soviet Union, the global rival of the United States, has moved Intermediate and medium range ballistic missiles with unclear capabilities to its ally country Cuba, a small island nation locate
Do your students have what it takes to avert a nuclear catastrophe? This brief classroom simulation places students in the role of President Kennedy in October 1962. Student must make decisions based on the intelligence received on each slide and attempt to receive the highest score by the end of th
Cuban Missile Crisis Political Cartoon Analysis uses common core investigation to explain the brinksmanship that took place between President Kennedy and Premier Khrushchev. Primary source consists of seven questions that can be used as homework or as substitute teacher plans, as no other resource
This simulation activity is the perfect way for kids to learn about the Cuban Missile Crisis and have a lot of fun while doing it. One student plays the part of John F. Kennedy, while the other students are his advisors, trying to convince him to either choose an airstrike, invasion, blockade, or n
This video worksheet allows students to learn about the Cuban Missile Crisis. The video clip is only four minutes long, but it is packed full of information that will keep your students engaged.
This video worksheet works great as a “Do Now Activity” or as a complement to any lecture or lesson plan
This download includes NUMBER THREE from the primary source documents listed below. Each comes in both PDF and MS WORD format, and each has been formatted to fit perfectly on one page or one paper (two pages, front and back). Enjoy!
1 Kitchen Debate (Nixon vs. Khrushchev)
2 Reagan's SDI (Star Wars)
Review the problems in Cuba and why the people supported Castro during the 1959 Cuban Revolution as the mini-lesson. Mini-lesson explains how the USSR placed missiles in Cuba in response to US missiles in Turkey. Students have to brainstorm ways Khrushchev and FDR can solve the problem without looki
I am selling 5 documents here in this bundle of resources to use in a U.S. History class or a contemporary issues class at the secondary level.
These are articles with questions, pictures, maps, and webquests available.
I began the unit showing clips from the movie, "13 Days" with Kevin Costner. T
Save! This is part of an October bundle--click here for an entire month of passages!
Questions for each passage appear in standardized test format, helping students to prepare for high-stakes testing. Each passage contains these types of questions
To understand how events in Cuba brought the United States and Soviet Union closer to war than at any other time during the Cold War.
Read with the class the introductory paragraphs that describe how the Cuban Missile Crisis began.
Students will then read through a chr
Cuban Missile Crisis: Kennedy v. Khrushchev Primary Source Analysis takes students back to October 27th, 1962 during the Cuban Missile Crisis. The U.S. and the Soviet union was on the verge of nuclear war and it was up to two people to negotiate the fate of the world. Students examine the letters
My students love creating this project! This is a fun interactive hands-on activity that students can complete within 1-2 class periods. It focuses on the cause and effect of the Cuban Missile Crisis, as well as actions taken during the crisis. Images are included for students to use and focus on
Cuban Missile Crisis Lesson Plan Collection:
The following five great lesson plans are included in this collection: (Please click on the links to read about each lesson plan)
1.The Cuban Missile Crisis/Cold War Webquest
2. Fidel Castro and Cuba Webquest
3. Cold War Spies Worksheet and Cuban Miss
A guided reading tool your students can use when analyzing Kennedy's speech. Could be given as homework, or used in class. Also works well as a peer or group assignment. It has thorough instructions, so can be self-directed.