Sample Video 77: US History 21: History in the First Person–The Cuban Missile Crisis

Give your students the chance to experience the power of first person oral history as they hear the stories of people who lived during thirteen fateful days in October 1962.

Teacher Tools

Teacher Tool 228: Cuban Missile Crisis Program 1 Study Guide

Use this document to learn more about the archived program. Contents include a program description, a time-coded program agenda, related curriculum standards, and learning activities related to the program.


Teacher Tool 300: Cross Curricular Activity--Understanding History Through Different Mediums

This interdisciplinary teacher tool, accompanying the video above, is designed to: 1) provide students the opportunity to present and interpret what they know about an historic event or time period through a medium of their choice, and 2) get students thinking about different ways history can be presented and interpreted, and how the medium chosen for presentation of an historic event or time period might affect a person's understanding of that history.


Teacher Tool 329: Understanding Primary and Secondary Sources

Educate.Today is full of primary sources to use with your students. This teacher tool focuses on understanding the difference between primary sources and secondary sources and provides an example of an activity to do with students to build their effective use of primary sources in a research project.


Teacher Tool 566: Cross-Curricular Activity--Understanding History Through Images

Download this teacher tool for an activity that gives students the opportunity to present their understanding of, and perspective on, history through images chosen or created.