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ERIC Number: ED454136
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 105
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-891306-40-5
The Cuban Missile Crisis: Considering Its Place in Cold War History. Teacher's Resource Book [and Student Text]. Public Policy Debate in the Classroom. Choices for the 21st Century Education Project. 4th Edition.
Soukup, Nancy, Ed.
Like no other region on the globe, the Caribbean Basin has served as a testing ground for U.S. foreign policy. Of all the countries in the region, Cuba has been the scene of many of the United States' most riveting foreign policy dramas. The teacher resource book and student text probe the complex, often troubled, relationship between the United States and Cuba, and examine the crisis that brought the world to the brink of war. The unit analyzes the Cold War dynamics that led to the Cuban Missile Crisis and examines the decision-making process within the Kennedy administration at the height of the confrontation with the Soviet Union. The student text surveys the evolution of U.S. involvement in the region and Cuba from the early nineteenth century to the present and prepares students to consider thoughtfully the causes and ramifications of the Cuban Missile Crisis. The teacher resource book contains a day-by-day lesson plan and student activities. Lesson plans include "U.S. Influence in the Caribbean and Central America,""Retracing the Path to October 1962,""Inside the Cuban Missile Crisis,""Roleplaying the Options,""Examining the Documents of the Cuban Missile Crisis,""Examining the Cuban Point of View," and "Forty Years of U.S. Cuban Relations." (Author/BB)
Choices for the 21st Century Education Project, Watson Institute for International Studies, Box 1948, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912 ($15 per teacher/student set). Tel: 401-863-3155; Fax: 401-863-1247; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Brown Univ., Providence, RI. Thomas J. Watson, Jr. Inst. for International Studies.
Identifiers - Location: USSR