Containment: Cuba and Vietnam

Overview of the topic

America and events in Cuba, 1959–62
American involvement in Vietnam.

Expectations

By the end of this unit it is expected that all students will: be able to explain the successes and failures of United States policy in Cuba and Vietnam.

Most students will: be able to prioritise the reasons for American failure in Vietnam and explain this prioritisation.

Some learners will have progressed further and will: be able to evaluate the east and west perspectives on the outcome of the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Key Assessments

1 exam question completed in class; 1 exam question completed for homework.

How to help your child

Discuss the successes and failures of American policy in Cuba and Vietnam. 

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