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The Early Tensions of the Cold War
High schoolers uncover the roots of the Cold War. In this Cold War lesson, students research the political philosophies of the Soviet Union and the United States during the era as they define key vocabulary and discuss government systems. High schoolers discover how alliances among nations prompted the growth of the Cold War.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 11 Views 59 Downloads
Assessing Blame for the Cold War
Learners examine a spectrum that shows the origins of the Cold War. In groups, they compare and contrast the three main schools of thought and identify the strengths and weaknesses of each. To end the lesson plan, they analyze each viewpoint and offer their opinion.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 26 Downloads
The Cold War: Culture of Fear
Pupils explore the the dropping of the atomic bomb upon the citizens of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. They examine a speech by President Kennedy and analyze the cause-and-effect relationships between the United States and the Soviet Union. As a class, they explore the devastation caused by the atomic bomb and the fear of communism.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 28 Downloads
South Koreans in the Vietnam War
Students consider why South Koreans fought in the Vietnam War. In this Vietnam War lesson, students engage in an activity through which they investigate why South Koreans fought in the Vietnam War and how their participation in the war was viewed.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 15 Downloads
McCarthyism: The Political Cartoons of Herb Block
Students examine McCarthyism. In this Cold War instructional activity, students analyze 6 political cartoons by Herb Block that capture the essence of the Red Scare. Students discuss the cartoons and the fear of communism that permeated America.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 75 Downloads
Growth of a Fear
Young scholars explore the growth of anti-communism sentiments in the United States leading up to the Cold War. In groups, they explore events leading up the Cold War. Students write a summary and present their report to the class. Afterward, they debate the consequences of the fear of Communism.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 Downloads
Eighth graders explore Cold War Era threats. In this world history lesson, 8th graders research the threat of Communism and nuclear war brought about by the Korean War and Vietnam. Students watch clips of speeches and build a mock fallout shelter in their classroom.
8th Social Studies & History 9 Views 37 Downloads
The Cold War Warrior Defending: The Moral Beacon of the World
Students identify President Reagan's domestic and foreign policy, describe America's attitude toward communism, list characteristics which endeared Reagan to the American people, and explain why some Americans spoke out against Reagan's foreign policy.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 10 Views 36 Downloads
The Cold War and Development of Post-War America
Students view examples of political advertisements during the years of 1952 through 1964. After viewing, they discuss how the Cold War and the threat of Communism affected the development of the United States. They compare the Cold War to the war on Terrorism being fought today.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 8 Views 46 Downloads
America and the Vietnamese Conflict Unit
Students brainstorm what they know about the Vietnamese Conflict using terms which they sort into historical categories. They focus on essential questions which include the American reaction to the spread of Communism, American involvement in the Vietnamese Conflict, and how technology evolved during the conflict.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
Eleventh graders explore and analyze the impact of the Cold War at home and how the fear of communism and nuclear war affected American life throughout the Cold War. They study what role Senator Joseph McCarthy played on American fears of communism through political cartoons.
11th Technology & Engineering 5 Views 35 Downloads
Third graders design and create a Relief Map of China using a variety of materials, compare and contrast Democracy and Communism, answer questions about the Chinese New Year, and make their own "red envelope" and Chinese Lanterns, as well as other activities.
3rd Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
Pope John Paul II: Triumph Over Communism
High schoolers discover the background of Pope John Paul II. In this modern history instructional activity, students research the life of Karol Joseph Wojtyla (Pope John Paul II) in order to understand how his past paralleled his papacy.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
New Review The House Un-American Activities Committee
Was the House Un-American Activities Committee justified in investigating subversive influences in the entertainment industry? Part two of the three-part series of lessons that examine the anti-communism movement after World War II, focuses on the HUAC investigation of the entertainment industry and the Hiss-Chambers Hearings.
9th - 12th Language Arts 6 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Mao's China
Here is a great textbook chapter on China's establishment as a communist state in 1949 and the effects of World War II on the nation. The first page prompts learners to complete a timeline activity as they read the material, which includes several graphics, maps, and detailed information on communist China from 1920 to the modern day.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Soviet Espionage in America
The war against Communism and Joseph McCarthy’s place in it are the focus of a series of three lessons examining postwar America from 1945-1950. This first lesson asks groups to read an introduction that describes the Verona Project and to examine excerpts from FBI memos on the project.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable