Within a year of taking office, John F. Kennedy was faced with two major foreign policy decisions regarding one of our closest neighbors: Cuba.
In this lesson, students examine the Bay of Pigs Invasion and the Cuban Missile Crisis. To engage students, the lesson uses primary source documents, role-play simulations and a brief video. A choice homework assignment is included to assess students on the main points of the lesson.
Included in this download:
1. Student handout including background information and simulations. The handout also includes the URL for the 5 minute video about the Cuban Missile Crisis. Students need to take notes from the video about how the CMC ended.
2. Accompanying power point including hyperlinked image to video.
3. Choice homework assignment that allows for differentiation.