ERIC Number: ED349217
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: 0
In the Shadow of the Cold War: The Caribbean and Central America in U.S. Foreign Policy. Teacher's Resource Book.
Malkasian, Mark; Davidson, Louise K.
With the improvement of U.S.-Soviet relations in recent years, there is much reason to take a fresh look at U.S. foreign policy. This teacher's resource book is designed to accompany a unit that provides high school students with an opportunity to examine U.S. policy toward the Caribbean and Central America. Composed of four chapters, the first chapter examines the economic and military concerns that linked the history of the Caribbean and Central America to the United States. Chapter 2 explains how differences with Cuba became entangled with the larger U.S.-Soviet confrontation in the early 1960s and focuses upon the Cuban Missile Crisis. The third chapter examines the last three decades of U.S.-Soviet-Cuban relations. Finally, the unit concludes with a chapter on the future of U.S. policy toward the Caribbean and Central America. In this section, students are asked to reflect on what they learned and choose one of three options for the future course of U.S. foreign relations toward the region. The teacher's resource book contains eight lessons to be taught in conjunction with the student text. Lessons 3-6 focus specifically on the dimensions of the triangular U.S.-Soviet-Cuban relationship, while lessons 1, 2, 7, and 8 largely explore the U.S. role in the Caribbean and Central America. The resource book also contains supplementary notes that feature additional background on the Cuban Missile Crisis, including much of the correspondence between Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro. (DB)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Foreign Countries, Foreign Policy, High Schools, Instructional Materials, International Relations, Learning Activities, Social Studies, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, United States History
Center for Foreign Policy Development, Brown University, Box 1948, Providence, RI 02912 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Brown Univ., Providence, RI. Center for Foreign Policy Development.
Identifiers: Caribbean; Central America; Cold War; Cuban Missile Crisis
Note: For a related document, see SO 022 344. A Project of the Choices for the 21st Century Education Project.