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The Origins of the Cold War, 1945-1949
Learners investigate the early years of the Cold War and the origins of containment. Both supporters as well as critics are probed to examine the differences that emerged in the months following the end of the war in Europe. This unit contains three les
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 41 Downloads
Twelfth graders research and discuss the different elements of the governments of China, Great Britain, Mexico and the United States. They discuss the differences between the various governments and create explanation cards for each type of government.
12th Social Studies & History 9 Views 16 Downloads
Students examine the Russian Communist Revolution of 1917. They watch and discuss a video, take notes and answer video discussion questions, and read and evaluate newspaper articles about how Lenin and Stalin are viewed today in the former Soviet Union.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 10 Views 96 Downloads
Learners study the history of United State/Cuba relations. In this diplomacy lesson, students research selected websites to gather information regarding various topics of significance between the U.S. and Cuba since 1868. Learners collaborate to create a timeline that features pivotal events pertaining to relations between the 2 countries.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 26 Downloads
The Early Tensions of the Cold War
Students uncover the roots of the Cold War. For 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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 12 Views 59 Downloads
Assessing Blame for the Cold War
Pupils 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, they analyze each viewpoint and offer their opinion.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 26 Downloads
McCarthyism: The Political Cartoons of Herb Block
Young scholars examine McCarthyism. In this Cold War lesson, students analyze 6 political cartoons by Herb Block that capture the essence of the Red Scare. Young scholars discuss the cartoons and the fear of communism that permeated America.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 79 Downloads
The Cold War: Culture of Fear
Learners 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
New Review Joe McCarthy and the Red Scare
In the 1950s, how did the Red Scare and the actions of Senator Joseph McCarthy affect the American people? Your young historians will analyze primary source documents on the Red Scare, participate in a "find the Communist" simulation, and role play as a special interest group that must determine whether Joseph McCarthy should be reelected to office.
11th Social Studies & History 5 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review The Cold War
Take your instruction on the Cold War to the next level by having learners participate in a group role-playing exercise, working to convey pertinent information and illustrate the intense anxiety related to this time period in the United States.
10th - 11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download CCSS: Adaptable
Roots of the Cold War
When and how did the Cold War begin? To answer this question, you will not find a better-organized, in-depth, activity- and inquiry-based resource than this! Executing best teaching practices throughout, each portion of this inquiry involves detailed analysis of primary and secondary source material, supporting learners as they develop an answer to the resource's guiding question.
9th - 12th Language Arts 125 Views 124 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Reading Comprehension Quiz
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.
11th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 4 Downloads
Food Today, Freedom Tomorrow
Eleventh graders study the leadership decisions at the end of WWII. For this World History lesson, 11th graders examine leadership decisions made by President Truman and General George C. Marshall. Students interpret primary documents from the post WWII era.
11th Social Studies & History 5 Views 6 Downloads
Capturing the Reader With Vivid Images
Students examine how the author tries to capture the reader's imagination immediately, through imagery--and hold on to it. They locate Ukraine on a world map and understand Lenin's role in the establishment of Russian communism and the former Soviet Union.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 10 Downloads
Gallery Scavenger Hunt for U.S. History
In this U. S. historical facts worksheet, students participate in identifying the various leaders being described, identify places described in detail and fill out a map by following the directions given.
8th - 9th Social Studies & History 39 Views 159 Downloads
Individual Rights vs. The Greater Good Within the Scope of War
When, if ever, is the government justified in restricting individual rights? When, if ever, should the "greater good" trump individual rights? To prepare to discuss this hot-button topic, class members examine primary source documents, including Abraham Lincoln's Proclamation suspending the Writ of Habeas Corpus, Supreme Court decisions, and Executive Order 9066.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 102 Views 84 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review The Rise of Totalitarianism, the Start of World War II and the US Response
How did totalitarian regimes, in places like Russia, Italy, Germany, and Japan, come to power after World War I? Your young historians will participate in a jigsaw activity and then analyze the response of the United States to the rise of these regimes by debating as either isolationists or interventionists.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 13 Views 10 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable