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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.
Eighth graders explore Cold War Era threats. In this world history instructional activity, 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.
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. They critically study a set of images to increase their understanding of the situation. Finally, they complete an essay or poem as an assessment.
How did Fidel Castro's revolution affect the people of Cuba? Through a series of vivid images and light text, learners will consider life for Cubans under both Batista and Castro. The images can be used as discussion starters or to accent a full lecture. Bay of Pigs, Cuban refugees, and the effects of communism are featured.