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The Cold War
How did the United States and the USSR seek ideological and strategic influence throughout the world during the Cold War? This video details the Soviet's creation of pro-communist governments in surrounding nations following World War II and the proceeding events of the American policy of containment, Truman Doctrine, the arms race, and creation of global military alliances and creation of new security apparatus (NSC and CIA) directed against communism.
14 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Propaganda in the Cold War
Propaganda posters from the Cold War era offer class members an opportunity to employ the OPTIC strategy (overview, parts, topic, interrelationships, conclusions) to analyze 12 documents. Expert groups examine a visual, and then jigsaw and share their findings.
9th - 12th Language Arts 56 Views 59 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Schneck v. United States (1919)
Provide learners with an opportunity to explore Supreme Court decisions that impacted the United State. Learners read this two-page selection about Schneck v. United States (1919), and then they respond to two short-answer questions about the case.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 51 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Executive Order 9981: Truman Desegregates the Armed Forces
To most modern Americans, the idea that many aspects of society were once segregated is astonishing. Explore Truman's decision to desegregate the armed forces with your high schoolers. The first two days of this three-day plan are spent reading, annotating, and clarifying four documents.
9th - 12th Language Arts 4 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Designed
20c China: From Republic to Communist Power
With graphic images and powerful statements, this presentation will open viewers' eyes to the violent and turbulant events of 20th century China. From the Japanese Invasion of 1937 to the striking images and implications of Tiananmen Square, these slides will become an indelible and invaluable resource to your world history lecture.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History 6 Views 37 Downloads
Writing Exercises: Chinese Communist Revolution, #1
What role did Chiang Kai-shek play in the Chinese Communist Revolution? Young analysts compose three responses to three prompts related to Marxist Theory, the Chinese Communist Revolution, and Chiang Kai-shek.
9th - 12th Language Arts 4 Views 18 Downloads
Imperialism in China
China has been through many changes over the last two centuries. This slideshow takes a look at the effects imperialism and European contact had on Chinese government. Images, well-organized information, and a complete outline make this a great classroom resource.
8th - 10th Social Studies & History 6 Views 51 Downloads
The Crucible by Arthur Miller
Begin reading The Crucible and form a foundation for your study with this presentation. Arthur Miller and the historical background of McCarthyism are covered at the beginning, followed by short descriptions of all the characters in the play.
11th Language Arts 5 Views 123 Downloads
The Russian Revolution - Part 3/3
This three-part series concludes with primary source quotes, film from the time, and a real news narration that describes the rise of the Bolsheviks. Learners will be able to understand how difficult it is to maintain a peaceful government when various stressors affect economy, public leaders, and changes to an unstable government.
10 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
Was Congress’s Violation of the First Amendment During the McCarthy Era Justified?
“I have in my hand 57 cases of individuals who would appear to be either card carrying members or certainly loyal to the Communist Party. . .” Senator Joseph McCarthy certainly stirred the pot with his claims. The result was a series of legislative actions that put McCarthy in the spotlight and First Amendment rights in jeopardy.
7th - 11th Social Studies & History 32 Views 35 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Students 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
Eleventh graders investigate Cold War politics. In 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
The Palmer "Red Raids"
Learners 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. Learners respond to discussion questions regarding the lecture.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 8 Views 31 Downloads
Things Fall Apart Study Guide
“There is no story that is not true.” And Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart, uses proverbs (“. . .the palm-oil with which words are eaten”), a compelling tragic hero, and historic events, to engage readers in the truth of his story of the culture clash between an African society and European colonialism.
11th - Higher Ed Language Arts 24 Views 17 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The history, context, and ramifications of the Vietnam War are the topics of this lecture, which details the roles of China, England, France, and the U.S. in the conflict. A timeline and map guide viewers through the events of the Vietnam War.
18 mins 8th - 11th Social Studies & History 38 Views 138 Downloads
Cold War Era Film Censorship: High Noon- a Slice of Americana Or Communist
Learners study of the effects of the Cold War on the home front. They analyze the film High Noon according to an abbreviated version of the standards that films were judged by in the early 1950s and determine whether or not High Noon is "fit" to be released to the American public.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 17 Views 41 Downloads
East Timor: The World's Newest Country
This isn't just a hand-out or a reading passage; it's more like a mini book on the history, colonization, independence, and culture of the South East Asian country of Timor. There are extensive readings and discussion questions for learners to address.
12th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History 14 Views 20 Downloads