Sunday, March 20, 2016

Resources on US-Cuban relations

President Obama is visiting Cuba today.  His trip is to draw attention to his policy of seeking normalized diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States.

His trip is timely for our students, because US-Cuban relations are an important feature of the post-World War II era we're studying now.  Here are some resources to share with your students about this topic.

Here's a video (4:26) biography of Fidel Castro.

This video (6:05, from the Council of Foreign Relations) is about the Bay of Pigs.
And this video (3:37) introduces students to the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Finally, click here for a link an introductory essay and primary sources on the Cuban Missile Crisis prepared by the National Archives.

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