ERIC Number: ED418911
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
In the Shadow of the Cold War: The Caribbean and Central America in U.S. Foreign Policy. [and] Teacher's Resource Book. Revised. Choices for the 21st Century.
Brown Univ., Providence, RI. Thomas J. Watson, Jr. Inst. for International Studies.
This unit examines the economic and military concerns that have linked the Caribbean and Central America to the United States. The first section of the first booklet reviews the history of U.S. involvement in the region from the mid-1800s to the early 1960s. Part 2 focuses on the Cuban missile crisis of 1962 and presents a day-by-day account of the Cold War confrontation that brought the world dangerously close to nuclear war. Part 3 follows the course of Cold War politics in the Caribbean and Central America, and explains how the collapse of communism has recast U.S. relations in the region. Students research and role-play three policy options available to the United States, including: (1) "Keep Up Our Guard"; (2) "Extend a Helping Hand"; and (3) "Recognize Our Limitations." The Teacher's Resource Book contains a day-by-day lesson plan and student activities (10 days). An alternative 5-day plan may also be useful. (EH)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Policy, Futures (of Society), Global Education, International Cooperation, International Relations, Latin American History, Political Science, Secondary Education, Social Studies
Choices Education Project, Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown University, Box 1948, Providence, RI 02912 ($14).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Brown Univ., Providence, RI. Thomas J. Watson, Jr. Inst. for International Studies.
Identifiers: Caribbean; Central America; Cold War; Latin American Studies