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The End of the Soviet Union
What caused the Soviet Union to collapse? What led Ronald Reagan to reach out to Mikhail Gorbachev? Did the United States ever have a working relationship with the Soviet Union? The answers to these questions are detailed in this presentation.
7 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
Review of our Presidents from the Progressive Era to Cold War
Covering the main events of the Cold War, this (mistitled) presentation includes photographs, political cartoons, and amusing graphics to illustrate its points. The information on the slides is helpful for an overview of the Cold War, and viewers will enjoy the pictures that contextualize the main points.
9th - 11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
ESL: Compare Economic Systems
Intermediate English learners read short descriptions of how capitalist and communist systems function and answer the question: "What countries follow this economic system?" Frontload economics vocabulary; some relevant words are highlighted in the text.
8th - 12th English Language Development 4 Views 178 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 Early Cold War: 1947-1970
With a combination of images, maps, and valuable information, this presentation is a strong resource for a history class that is coming out of a WWII unit and into a Cold War unit. Some points are outlined for students, while others are referenced only as images and depend on teacher and class discussion to be substantiated.
9th - 11th Social Studies & History 21 Views 147 Downloads
The Origins of the Cold War, 1945-1949
High schoolers 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
Eleventh graders investigate Cold War politics. For this Connecticut history lesson, 11th graders discover details about the Connecticut Seven who were indicted for violating the Alien Registration Act of 1940. Students write closing statements for the trial.
11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
Pupils explore Chinese life during the Cultural Revolution. They read and discuss a brief historical essay on 20th century China as well as viewing a fictionalized film account of the time period titled, "To Live". They write a review of the film and create propaganda posters based on the film.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 38 Downloads
The Palmer "Red Raids"
High schoolers explore how Americans reacted to communism. In this Red Scare lesson, students listen to their instructor present a lecture regarding the details of the Palmer "Red Raids" and its implications. High schoolers respond to discussion questions regarding the lecture.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 9 Views 32 Downloads
What a creative and engaging project to incorporate into your studies of the 1920s! Your young historians will work in groups to design a magazine discussing the political and cultural topics of the decade, each member writing one article and visual to contribute to the group project.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 9 Views 10 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Henry Kissinger and Detente
How did relations between the United States and the People's Republic of China evolve between 1950 and 1970? Your young historians will complete a timeline of events with evidence that the relationship between these two great nations was either improved or damange.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Growth of a Fear
Students 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