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 curriculum.
It also makes for a great, interactive project based on the film. This is a fantastic project that fits right into the film. After showing the first 18 minutes to your class, pause the movie and have students work in groups to analyze the actual sources seen in the film and come up with a solution.
This lesson includes 9 pages of photos, charts, and information along with a worksheet to help students determine the best course of action the US should choose to resolve the Cuban Missile Crisis. After working together, groups present their solutions just like different groups presented to President Kennedy in the film.
The lesson includes material to differentiate for younger or lower level students and a page of teacher directions.
This is one of my favorite lessons because it truly makes the movie interactive, is historically accurate, and engaging for students!
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