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High schoolers study Russia and Eastern Europe. They select from a menu of option activities to demonstrate their knowledge of both countries including preparing meals, reading Russian works of literature, analyzing political cartoons and researching online. They choose to create flashcards, view videos, or make posters.
Students work together to research the history of Macedonia. As a class, they compare and contrast a free market economy with a state-controlled economy. In groups, they read a letter by a Peace Corp volunteer and compare it to their research of the country. They end the lesson by writing an essay about a recent change in their lives.
Students 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.
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.