Cuban Missile Crisis

Cuban Missile Crisis: Considering Its Place in Cold War History

The Cuban Missile Crisis: Considering its Place in Cold War History offers students a broad understanding of the consequences and dynamics of the Cold War. The materials prepare students to role-play a simulation of the discussion between President Kennedy and his advisors about how to respond.

Introduction: October 16, 1962

Part II: Cold War Tension

October 1962: The Moment of Decision

Epilogue: On the Brink

Day Two Lesson: Retracing the Path to October 1962

Day Four Lesson: Examining the Documents of the Cuban Missile Crisis

Day Five Lesson: Castro's Point of View and Lessons for Today

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