Focus: Cuban Missle Crisis

Take students behind the scenes of this tension-filled, unparalleled event with a thought-provoking collection of primary source documents that includes: U-2 spy plane photos, a CIA map of missile installations; correspondence between President Kennedy and Soviet Chairman Khrushchev, text of Kennedy's televised speech to the nation, a memorandum from Attorney General Robert Kennedy, newspaper front pages, and political cartoons. Support Materials: * Illustrated Broadsheet Essay * Timeline * Critical Thinking Questions with Response Key * Recommended Reading List 8 Primary Source Documents: * Cuban Missile Crisis maps * Photo reconnaissance poster * Draft of letter from Kennedy to Khrushchev, October 20, 1962 * Text of President Kennedy's speech to the nation, October 22, 1962 * Letter from Khrushchev to Kennedy: October 24, 1962 and October 27, 1962 * Memorandum from Attorney General Robert Kennedy, October 30, 1962 * Front page of The Evening Telegraph, Herkimer, New York, October 25, 1962 and front page of The Detroit News, Detroit, Michigan, October 30, 1962 * Poster: "Cartoonists Take On the Cuban Missile Crisis"

Product type: Primary Source Portfolio
ISBN: 978-1-5669-6262-9
Author: Christine Brendel Scriabine, Ph.D.
Copyright: 2004
Reading Level: Grades 8-12+
Interest Level: Grades 8-12+
Dimensions: 13 3/4" x 9 1/4"