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Students 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. Students discover how alliances among nations prompted the growth of the Cold War.
Young scholars examine the Cold War and the War on Terror. In this American history lesson, students research print and nonprint resources regarding both wars. Student compare the experiences of youth at the time so both the Cold War and War on Terror in essays that they write.
Tenth graders explore the origins of the Cold War. In this Cold War lesson, 10th graders analyze selected songs and identify what historical events they reference. Students create a musical collage or timeline for the period since the collapse of the Soviety Union (1990) to today.
Students discover the history of WWII by investigating the Nazis. In this World History instructional activity, students identify the Rhineland, the Treaty of Versailles, and how Nazis broke the agreement. Students read transcripts of secret documents from the different European Governments and answer questions about them.
Andrei Sakharov's shift from thermonuclear scientist to political dissident is the subject of Fang Lizhi's article Time Magazine Most Important People of the Century. After reading a short passage from Lizhi's article, learners respond to multiple-choice questions and self-check their responses.
Students explore the correlation between the Cold War and the Domino Theory. In this history lesson, students watch a short video that exhibits the domino effect, then divide into small groups, each representing an assigned country, and answer questions from the teacher to reinforce the concept.
Students examine Margaret Chase Smith's Declaration of Conscience and discuss its impact on Maine politics. After reading it, they discuss their opinions and write short responses about them. As a follow-up activity, students write their own declarations of conscience aligned with current events.
Eighth graders study the later half of 20th century American history. In this Cold War lesson, 8th graders research selected websites to gather information regarding various topics of significance in the United States between 1950 and 1989. Students create posters that feature their research findings and discuss the implications of the events.