In the Classroom: The Cuban Missile Crisis

Kimbrough participated in the 2011-2012 Unveiling History TAH program in Montgomery County Public Schools. She teaches U.S. history from Reconstruction to the present.

The Cuban Missile Crisis: Part I

Jamie Kimbrough – The Cuban Missile Crisis – Part 1 (MCPS)

9th-grade teacher Jamie Kimbrough sets up an historical inquiry lesson using primary source documents from the Cuban missile crisis. Students work together and take on the role of President Kennedy and his advisors in trying to solve the crisis.

The Cuban Missile Crisis: Part II

Jamie Kimbrough – The Cuban Missile Crisis – Part 2 (MCPS)

After an initial investigation, students examine quotes from U.S. security advisors (known as EXCom) to weigh the costs and benefits of a strike against Cuba.

The Cuban Missile Crisis: Part III

Jamie Kimbrough – The Cuban Missile Crisis – Part 3 (MCPS)

In this excerpt, students discuss the five courses of action that were presented to Kennedy. Each group must select the best course of action and use evidence from the case file to support their claim.

The Cuban Missile Crisis: Part IV

Jamie Kimbrough – The Cuban Missile Crisis – Part 4 (MCPS)

Students examine the last primary sources – a speech delivered by President Kennedy and correspondence between Kennedy and Khrushchev, to reveal what course of action was taken at the time.