This no prep question-guided lesson plan focuses on the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962 from the perspective of Fidel Castro. Your students will analyze primary sources and organize information to determine what circumstances affected Castro’s decision-making during the Crisis.
In groups, your students will read primary sources and complete a Primary Sources Scavenger Hunt activity. Then, they will analyze the “scavenged” evidence in order to answer this lesson’s Guiding Question: What factors influenced Fidel Castro’s decision-making during the Cuban Missile Crisis?
• Step-By-Step Lesson Plan
• 3 Primary Sources
• 6 Primary Sources Scavenger Hunt Questions
• 2 Graphic Organizers
• Exit Ticket
• Lesson Slides (pdf)
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