DVD Lesson Plan: Thirteen Days

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Here you'll find a fine teacher reference for presenting the film Thirteen Days, a dramatic interpretation of the Cuban Missile Crisis during the Kennedy administration. It includes a brief description of the film, learning objectives, a film analysis sheet, and suggested selected scenes.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Provide this document to your substitute, who can present the film on a day you cannot be in class. Have the film sheets copied and prepared for students, and highlight the suggested time-stamped portions
Classroom Considerations

  • While there is no answer key for the film analysis sheet, you can easily create your own or collect a sample of student work the first time you use this resource to be used again in future years
  • A free version of the film can be found through a simple online search
Pros

  • Includes timestamps of most relevant historical scenes in the film
  • Questions focus on historical analysis points rather than dramatic plot
Cons

  • None
Common Core