Bay of Pigs Lesson Plan

Instructor: Kevin Newton

Kevin has edited encyclopedias, taught middle and high school history, and has a master's degree in Islamic law.

With this lesson plan and materials from Study.com, you'll have everything you need to help your students better understand the events of the Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba.

Lesson Objectives

By the end of this lesson students should be able to do the following:

  • Explain the Bay of Pigs operation
  • Analyze the arguments for and against operations in Cuba

Length

40 minutes plus 40 minutes for the activity

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.11-12.2

Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary that makes clear the relationships among the key details and ideas.

Key Terms

  • Bay of Pigs Invasion
  • Fidel Castro
  • Brigade 2506

Warm up

Before starting this lesson, review with students the idea of the Cold War pitting the East vs. the West and how a Communist Cuba was a real threat to the United States.

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