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The Cold War And Beyond
Students interview an adult that grew up in the United States during the Cold War to develop an understanding of the concept of mutually assured destruction. They focus the interview on how the person dealt with the threat of nuclear war.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 38 Views 109 Downloads
Pattern of US Cold War Interventions
Exploring the patterns and themes between Korea, Cuba, and Vietnam, including pre and post-U.S. involvement, this lecture reinforces the concept of history repeating itself. Corrupt regimes, the emergence of Communism and redistribution of wealth, and various attempts by the U.
9 mins 8th - 11th Social Studies & History 30 Views 74 Downloads
Eisenhower: The Cold War
Students participate in a news conference simulation. In this Cold War lesson plan, students research events of the conflict during Eisenhower's presidency and use the information to script and participate in a news conference with Eisenhower.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 17 Views 37 Downloads
How Was the Korean War a "Flashpoint" of the Cold War?
Students examine the causes and the Korean War. In this Cold War activity, students discover how the United States became involved in the Korean War and determine how it became a "flashpoint" in the Cold War. Students complete a worksheet activity.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 32 Views 159 Downloads
The Cold War Era (1945 - 1991)
Provide learners with an excellent resource intended on imparting knowledge on the Cold War Era. Starting in 1945 and going all the way to 1991, the Cold War Era included major historical events, such as the Berlin Wall, Warsaw Pact, the Korean War, and the Cuban Missile Crisis.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 118 Views 223 Downloads
History of the Cold War
This resource shows video clips and still images while dramatic music blasts in the background. Written commentary is provided, but it moves quickly. While it probably moves too fast for a note-taking guide to accompany it, consider presenting this video to your class as an introduction to the Cold War.
4 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
Learning Guide to Thirteen Days
While Thirteen Days is a fantastic film to use in the classroom in reference to the Cold War and the Cuban missile crisis, it is important to take care to effectively and properly incorporate its contents into your curriculum. This website guides a teacher through a description of the film and its historical accuracy, offers discussion questions and possible student responses, and provides a variety of supplemental readings and resources.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 16 Views 14 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Cold War: Solving the Mystery of History with Voices on Vinyl
Eighth graders explore the Cold War Era. For this world history lesson, 8th graders discover the positions taken by countries during the Cold War as they listen to lectures regarding the major events and turning points in the Cold War. Students also read selected text and listen to music regarding the era.
8th Social Studies & History 16 Views 46 Downloads
Creating a Newscast on the Cold War
Students study the Cold War. In this world history lesson plan, students research the Cold War on the Internet and create a mock newscast about the Cold War. Students record the newscast by using a video camera.
5th - 7th Social Studies & History 9 Views 75 Downloads
News Flash: The End of the Cold War
Students research major events of the Cold War. They analyze a timeline of events, select an event to research, conduct Internet research, and write a mock news article that includes direct quotes and images.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 15 Views 69 Downloads
The Cold War
High schoolers examine the important milestones that marked the Cold War and increase their understanding of how those events shaped history. They create their own magazine cover, which be split in half to represent the countries involved.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 28 Views 94 Downloads
Exploring US Foreign Policy after WWII--The Cold War
Scholars explore U.S. Foreign Policy and Cold War ideologies adopted after WWII. They conduct Internet research on a topic or issue related to the Cold War Era, watch two films, and compose a time line and a multi-media presentation to share with the class.
11th Social Studies & History 9 Views 100 Downloads
Intro to Cold War
Eleventh graders are introduced to the events between the years 1949 and 1989. They list and explain key events and people that contributed to the development of the Cold War. Students are asked "what do you think Billy Joel meant by 'We didn't start the fire', and why do you think this has historical relevance, or does it?
11th Social Studies & History 35 Views 164 Downloads
Introduction to the Cold War
Students examine the domino theory. In this cold war lesson plan, students watch a video about dominos and then get into groups that represent different nations. Students will then act out a mock simulation of the containment and domino theory.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History 29 Views 148 Downloads
How and why did the United States fight the Cold War in Guatemala?
Learners investigate the Cold War and why it was fought in Guatemala. In this Cold War instructional activity, students analyze documents from the CIA and textbooks then discuss. Learners work in pairs to answer questions and fill out graphic organizers.
8th - 10th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download