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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
Religious Revival: The American Response to the Cold War
Students examine the impact of religion on the Cold War. In this Cold War lesson, students analyze speeches delivered by Lenin, Truman, and Graham regarding the role of religion in society. As a culminating activity, students are tested over the material.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 19 Downloads
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
Introduction to the Cold War
Learners 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.
7th - 10th Social Studies & History 5 Views 45 Downloads
The Fall of the Berlin Wall
Students examine the impact of the fall of the Berlin Wall. In this Cold War instructional activity, students analyze the "Brandenburg Gate Speech," delivered by Ronald Reagan and explore the reasons that communism did not flourish in the Soviet Union.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 43 Downloads
Food Today, Freedom Tomorrow
Eleventh graders study the leadership decisions at the end of WWII. In 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
The Marshall Plan for Rebuilding Western Europe
Students examine the aftermath of World War II. In this Marshall Plan lesson plan, students listen to their instructor present a lecture regarding the plan to rebuild Western Europe and its outcome. Students respond to discussion questions regarding the lecture.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 9 Views 33 Downloads
Social Studies: The Declaration of Conscience
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.
6th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download
Eighth graders study the later half of 20th century American history. In this Cold War activity, 8th graders research selected websites to gather information regarding various topics of significance in the United States between 1950 and 1989.
8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
China: One Nation: Two Futures
Tenth graders explore the evolution of Chinese communism to its present export-driven economy. Working in groups, they examine various articles about reforms in Chinese society. They write essays about the impact of political reform on the Chinese Communist Party.
10th Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 Downloads
Russia and Eastern Europe
Learners 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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 16 Views 68 Downloads