Thirteen Days; a Memoir of the Cuban Missile Crisis Fun Activities

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Fun Activities

The 20 enjoyable, interactive classroom activities that are included will help your students understand the text in amusing ways. Fun Classroom Activities include group projects, games, critical thinking activities, brainstorming sessions, writing poems, drawing or sketching, and more that will allow your students to interact with each other, be creative, and ultimately grasp key concepts from the text by "doing" rather than simply studying.

1. Timeline

Make a timeline for the events preceding the Cuban Missile Crisis to the withdrawal of missiles from Cuba. Include specifics such as the date that JFK made a public announcement or the date that Khrushchev sent the emotional letter.

2. Literary Connection

Read the novel The Guns of August by Barbara Tuchman. Then write an essay comparing and contrasting the situations that brought about World War I and the circumstances that almost brought about World War III. Did Kennedy learn from history or was this...

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