The Cuban Missile Crisis

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This is the perfect introduction to the Cuban Missile Crisis for your young learners! The lesson includes an engaging mock air raid, in-depth discussions, audio of President Kennedy's speech to the nation, and a general, thorough overview of the event.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Classroom Considerations

  • The YouTube link mentioned in the first part of the lesson may not work, but if this happens, you can perform a search for "Duck and Cover" and easily locate the required link

  • Excellent worksheets provided to support all activities
  • Includes several photographs and advertisements from the period
  • Best teaching practices used throughout lesson
  • Detailed instructional guidelines

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