Cold War Crises


The Cuban Missile Crisis 1962

Overview PPT: The Cold War 1950 – 1962

Excellent website:

Lesson 1: ATL Skill: Research The Big Picture

On a large piece of paper and working on your own display this information:

  • When did it happen?
  • What happened (max 5 points)?
  • Who was involved (countries and key individuals)?
  • Where did this take place (sketch a map to show the island and the relative position of the two superpowers)?

This pdf will help: The Cuban Missile Crisis 1962

Lesson 2: Key Concept: Cause

What were the causes of the Cuban Missile Crisis?

Download the pdf below about Cuba between 1959 and 1962:

Cuba 1959 – 1962, Modern World History by Kelly and Lacey

What were the causes? Link back to Berlin Blockade

Lesson 3: ATL Skill: Knowledge and Understanding: What happened – what were the events? 

Video Resource – CNN Cold War series – Cuba

Kennedy’s TV Broadcast:

What was the impact?

What was the significance?