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Cuban Missile Crisis

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Title:

Cuban Missile Crisis

URL:

https://amhistory.si.edu/militaryhistory/resources/Lesson12.pdf

Content Source:

Smithsonian
Type: Lesson/Unit Plan

Overview:

In this lesson, students will analyze President John F. Kennedy's response to the buildup of Soviet nuclear missiles and weapons sites in Cuba during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Resources included in this learning activity are surveillance photographs of Cuban missile sites, the map prepared for President Kennedy showing the range of the ballistic missiles in Cuba, and President John F. Kennedy's October 22, 1962 address to the nation.

Content Standard(s):
Social Studies
SS2010 (2010)
Grade: 11
United States History II: The Industrial Revolution to the Present
12 ) Describe major initiatives of the John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson Administrations. [A.1.b., A.1.c., A.1.d., A.1.e., A.1.g., A.1.i., A.1.k.]

Examples: President Kennedy—New Frontier, President Johnson—Great Society

•  Describing Alabama's role in the space program under the New Frontier (Alabama)
Examples: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), space race, satellites

•  Describing major foreign events and issues of the John F. Kennedy Administration, including construction of the Berlin Wall, the Bay of Pigs invasion, and the Cuban missile crisis
Unpacked Content
Strand: Economics, Geography, History, Civics and Government
Course Title: United States History II: The Industrial Revolution to the Present
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • Describe the domestic and foreign policies and major events of John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson Administrations and their lasting impact.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • New Frontier
  • Great Society
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
  • space race
  • satellites
  • Cold War
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • Major initiatives of the John F. Kennedy Administration.
    Example: the New Frontier.
  • Major initiatives of the Lyndon B. Johnson Administration.
    Example: the Great Society.
  • Major foreign events and issues of the John F. Kennedy Administration, including construction of the Berlin Wall, the Bay of Pigs invasion, and the Cuban missile crisis.
  • Alabama's role in the space program under the New Frontier.
    Examples: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), space race, satellites.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media.
  • Evaluate an author's premises, claims, and evidence by corroborating or challenging them with other information related to historical events.
  • Read and comprehend historical texts independently and proficiently on various topics related to historical events.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • The domestic and foreign policies and major events of John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson Administrations had lasting impacts on the nation.

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.AAS.11.12- Describe major social and scientific advances during the 1960s, identify programs that particularly benefitted Alabamians including the New Frontier, and the Marshall Flight Space Center in Huntsville, AL.


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Author: Ginger Boyd