The Cuban Missile Crisis

Curriculum support20 mins£3

Key takeaways
What happened during the 13 days in 1962? 
How did this nearly lead to nuclear war?  
What was the impact of this?
Brian DickinsonHost: Brian is a History and Sociology teacher with 26 years experience. He is also an examiner with two exam boards, so he likes to focus on material and techniques that will best help students when it comes to exam time.

Can you state all of the key details of the Cuban Missile Crisis? If not, this lesson is for you! Following the decision of the USSR to station nuclear weapons in the island of Cuba, this lesson looks at the significance of 13 days in 1962 which saw the two superpowers come very close to a nuclear war. In this lesson, students will gain a comprehensive understanding of the story behind the Cuban Missile Crisis and how close it came to a nuclear war. 

Whether students have covered this topic in lessons already or are approaching it for the first time, this class has value as a revision tool or to allow students to get ahead and show teachers and examiners how good they are!

Keep revising with more classes: Satchel's History Sessions

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Suitable for:

This class is suitable for all ages, especially for students in Years 10 and 11 or S4-S5.

Class requirements:

Students will require a laptop with internet connection to view the class. A pen and notepad will also be required during the lesson.

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