Assets in the Belfer Center for Science and Worldwide Matters:
The fiftieth anniversary from the Crisis presents a great chance to interact your students in considering this decisive chapter in American and world history.
The initial lesson plan (below) was produced by Belfer Center research staff to assist your students find out about the context and conduct from the Missile Crisis. The program offers innovative in-class exercises and worksheets in addition to simulations that permit students to role-take part in the crisis as people from the Kennedy Administration.
We welcome feedback and recommendations for enhancements.
Table of Contents
- Listing of three objectives and inquiries to help instructors frame the lesson concerning the Cuban Missile Crisis and also the Cold War.
- Help guide to teaching the Crisis, including subjects to pay for, links to assets, and discussion questions.
- Recommended essay subjects, including: (1) if the USSR should place nuclear missiles in Cuba (2) the way the Crisis might have gone nuclear (3) what decision JFK should make on October 27, 1962 and (4) Kennedyâ€™s lesson in the Crisis.
- Simulation plans, including: (1) if the USSR should place nuclear missiles in Cuba (2) the way the Crisis might have gone nuclear and (3) what decision JFK should make on October 27, 1962.
Assets in the National Endowment for that Humanities:
examines how this crisis developed, the way the Kennedy administration made a decision to respond, and just how the problem was ultimately resolved. By analyzing both government documents photos students will put themselves in to the role of Leader Kennedy throughout this important period, thinking about the recommendation of key administration figures and determining on the strategy.