Resources for Cuban Missile Crisis

differentiated resources for 6th grade World Cultures unit

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NEWSELA Articles

Newsela is a current events and primary sources website that shows the lexile reading level of the articles and in most cases, allows teachers to change the reading level up or down for an article. There are also some articles in Spanish. A whole class could read the same article but be able to access the content on their reading level. Click on the links below to preview these articles.


Fidel Castro

Limited Test Ban Treaty (primary source that can changed to lower reading levels)

Us & Cuba relations

TweenTribune articles

TweenTribune is another current event site, run by Smithsonian, that allows for changes in lexile levels. Click below for specific articles.


Cuba US flights resume

Pets in Cuba

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