Containment: Cuba and Vietnam

Overview of the topic

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


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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