1960s Crossword Puzzle Review: Kennedy and Cuba

1960s Crossword Puzzle Review: Kennedy and Cuba
1960s Crossword Puzzle Review: Kennedy and Cuba
1960s Crossword Puzzle Review: Kennedy and Cuba
1960s Crossword Puzzle Review: Kennedy and Cuba
1960s Crossword Puzzle Review: Kennedy and Cuba
1960s Crossword Puzzle Review: Kennedy and Cuba
1960s Crossword Puzzle Review: Kennedy and Cuba
1960s Crossword Puzzle Review: Kennedy and Cuba
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  1. 4 Crossword Puzzles focused on specific elements of JFK's presidency. Each one is provided both with and without a word bank for instant differentiation. Full solution keys and study lists included. Topics covered: Election of 1960, Cold War, Cuba, and the New Frontier! Differentiated into two lev
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Differentiated into two levels, these 1960s JFK and Cuba Crossword Puzzles feature 23 clues and terms to help students better understand the Cuba-centric nature of the Cold War during the early 1960s, especially as concerns the failed Bay of Pigs invasion and the tense standoff known as the Cuban Missile Crisis.

In my own classes, I see the value of making learning fun. That’s why I try my best to develop activities and puzzles that students find engaging, even as they make a teacher’s professional life just a little bit easier!


About this 1960s Crossword Puzzle

This Kennedy administration worksheet puzzle includes a complete set of materials to help you teach or reinforce this topic:

• Crossword Puzzle in standard format: grid and clues
• Crossword Puzzle for differentiated learning: word bank along with grid and clues
• Solution Grid answer key
• Vocabulary list for reviewing items with the class


Concepts Covered in this JFK Crossword Puzzle

 Cuba as a communist nation
 Ninety miles from Cuba to Florida
 Fidel Castro
 Large migration of Cuban exiles
 American domination of Cuban cropland pre-Castro
 Sugar embargo
 CIA training for the Bay of Pigs invasion
 Bay of Pigs invasion
 Air Support issue during invasion
 USSR aligned with Cuba
 What Cuban media called the invaders
 JFK
 What happened to the captured invaders
 Nikita Khrushchev
 Danger of Nuclear War
 Spy Planes
 Quarantine of Cuba
 Troops amassing in Florida
 Dean Rusk
 Settlement to end Cuban Missile Crisis
 Cuban Missile Crisis



Teacher Convenience Features in these Kennedy Crossword Puzzles

This puzzle pack includes a variety of options designed to give teachers instant options.

• Designed for differentiated learning, with two difficulty levels provided:
• For each puzzle, first you will see a standard presentation with just the crossword grid and the lists of clues.
• On the very next page, however, you will see a “basic” version of the same puzzle. This one includes a word bank so that students who need more guided assistance can also succeed on the puzzles, learning along the way!
• The answer keys are also designed for teacher convenience:
• First you will see the puzzle grid filled in with the answers. This page also includes the clues for teacher reference.
• On the next answer page, you’ll find a handy vocabulary table that pairs up each answer with its corresponding clue. This page will let you review terms and names with your students without having to hunt for the answers on a puzzle grid.


Ways to Use these 1960s Puzzle Worksheets

The information included on these puzzles matches what is typically presented in a high school history textbook, but of course if students have internet-capable devices – even their own smart phones, if that works per your school’s policies – they can always augment the textbook with a spot of online research.

These American history puzzles work great for:

• Reviewing key concepts after the text has been read and discussed
• Homework assignments
• Sub plans – even months after the early 1960s have been taught, you can use these for emergency substitute lesson plans!
• Open-book JFK tests
• Cold War quizzes
• Group / Cooperative Learning Activities
• History contest activities


Looking for more great JFK Worksheet Puzzles? How about these:

The Election of 1960 Crossword Puzzle -- JFK vs. Richard M. Nixon
JFK and Cuba Crossword Puzzle -- Special Focus on the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Bay of Pigs Invasion!
JFK and the Cold War Crossword Puzzle -- Covers key issues besides Cuba!
JFK and the New Frontier Crossword Puzzle -- Kennedy's Domestic Programs and the Space Race



Looking for Worksheet Puzzles for other decades? How about the 1930s?

One option is my New Deal Puzzle Pack, which bundles together seven 1930s crossword puzzle sets:

New Deal Worksheet Puzzle Pack: 7 Crossword Puzzles, each differentiated into two learning levels and including full solution/answer keys!

If you only need one or two individual New Deal puzzles, however, the links below could be just the ticket:

The First New Deal Crossword Puzzle Worksheets
The Second New Deal Crossword Puzzle Worksheets
Opponents of the New Deal Crossword Puzzle Worksheets
The New Deal Coalition Crossword Puzzle Worksheets
Impact of the New Deal Crossword Puzzle Worksheets
Legacy of the New Deal Crossword Puzzle Worksheets
Culture of the New Deal Crossword Puzzle Worksheets


How about 1920s puzzles?

Marcus Garvey Crossword Puzzle Review
1920s Crossword Puzzle Review: Warren G. Harding Crossword Puzzle
1920s Crossword Puzzle Review: Calvin Coolidge Crossword Puzzle
1920s Crossword Puzzle Review: Cultural and Lifestyle Changes Puzzle
1920s Crossword Puzzle Review: The Harlem Renaissance Puzzle
1920s Crossword Puzzle Review: Postwar Trends



Looking for Fun History Puzzles for other topics and eras?

If you like using puzzles in your history curriculum, you might like to have a look at these additional individual puzzles and puzzle packs I’ve created:

Puzzle Packs

World War I Worksheet Puzzle Pack: 3 word searches and 5 crossword puzzles for well more than week's worth of WWI review and practice!

Industrial Revolution Worksheet Puzzle Pack: 7 Crossword Puzzles targeting the Key Ideas of the Industrial Revolution -- complete with differentiated learning options and full solution/answer keys!

New Imperialism Worksheet Puzzle Pack: 10 Crossword Puzzles targeting the Key Ideas of the Era of New Imperialism -- complete with differentiated learning options and full solution/answer keys!

World War I Worksheet Puzzle Pack: 3 word searches and 5 crossword puzzles for well more than week's worth of WWI review and practice!




Individual Crossword Puzzles: Other Topics

Berlin Airlift Worksheet and Activity Pack with Puzzles
Queen Victoria’s Empire Worksheets and Puzzles for Entire Series
Iran Hostage Crisis Crossword Puzzle Review
Imperialism in Africa Crossword Puzzle Review:
Cold War Space Race Crossword Puzzle Review


Find many more fun puzzle-based activities at the links below

Puzzles at my Elise Parker Store
Puzzles at my Great History Teaching Store


Thanks for reading this far -- I hope you're having a great school year and a lot of fun with your classes!

Happy teaching as always,


Elise Parker:
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