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A New NATO?
Students read and interpret NATO's mission statement. After reading an article, they discover incidents in which NATO has deviated from their original purpose. In groups, they research the opinions of the countries of NATO. They write an essay to reflect on their support of NATO's new role in peacekeeping efforts in Afghanistan.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 21 Downloads
The Role Of NATO
Students examine the role of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). In this NATO lesson, students research the Truman Doctrine, the Marshall Plan, Winston Churchill's "Iron Curtain" speech, and the Berlin airlift and how they related to the policy of containment.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 13 Views 31 Downloads
NATO and Russia: Will the Expansion of NATO Cause a New Cold War?
Eleventh graders role play as participants in a NATO meeting focused on inviting a number of independent republics from the former Soviet Union to become members of NATO. They represent their countries after researching them.
11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 11 Downloads
NATO in Afghanistan – European and Canadian Positions
Students take a closer look at Canada's committment to NATO in Afghanistan. In this global issues lesson plan, students read a handout about NATO's involvement the Afghanistan conflict. Students respond to discussion questions and conduct further research on the topic.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 16 Downloads
The U.S. and NATO - Irreconcilable Differences?
Understand the political and security issues that divide and unite the U.S. and European nations within NATO. Â¿Â¿ See the varied interests that underlie decisions of different member states of the Atlantic Alliance, by participating in a crisis simulation on Afghanistan.
12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
The Formation of the Western Alliance, 1948-1949
Students investigate the rationale for the formation of NATO in the face of a nascent Cold War. They use the Internet to access primary sources from the era and analyze the blockade of Berlin as the impetus for formation of NATO.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 32 Downloads
Gathering information, distinguishing between arguments, preparing an oral presentation; these skills are fostered as 10th graders explore aspects of global trade and politics. They use the Internet to gather information about NATO, The UN, and the new Russia to engage in a simulated EAPC meeting.
10th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
Ukrainians Prepare for Conflict as Russian Troops Move Into Crimea
In early March, 2014, Ukrainians braced for conflict as Russian troops moved into Crimea. After viewing a video interview with a Wall Street journalist at the location and reading a brief news article about the event, learners discuss the Russian occupation of Crimea and the responses of both residents and the city of Kiev.
6 mins 8th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
NATO Geography & Language
The class receives background information on NATO, an atlas, and a blank world map. They color the original 1949 countries in red, the 1952 additions in green, and the 1990 additions in blue. This exercise would be a good starting point for teaching a lesson on post WWII politics.
6th Social Studies & History 4 Views 1 Download
What is the purpose of an international organization, and what impact do they have on the lives of citizens in foreign countries? After breaking into groups, your learners will research and report on one of six different international organizations, including the United Nations, NATO, the European Union, the World Health Organization, the Red Cross, and the World Bank.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 11 Views 8 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Enlargement of the European Union
Students will choose from the following roles that they would like to play in the newscast: Roles: a. Anchorpersons (2)b. Field Reporters focused on security issues, example: training of Iraqi troops (4)c. Interviewers and interviewees on NATO's special missions, example: disposal of anti personnel mines in Albania (8)d.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads
A New Deal for Peace in a Land of War
Students explore the causes and effects of recent conflicts in the Balkans, and discover the current peacekeeping attempts by NATO and the new Yugoslav government. They research an aspect of the Kosovo conflict and prepare skits based on their research.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 13 Downloads
Conflict and Cooperation
Students investigate conflict resolution. In this world conflict lesson, students examine the roles of NATO, the UN, and the EU in diplomacy issues. Students look into the conflict in the Balkans that prompted the Bosnian War.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 7 Downloads
NATO's bombing of Kosovo: Humanitarian Action or Unwarranted Aggression?
Students examine the impact of NATO bombing of Kosovo on the Serbians and ethnic Albanians. They conduct Internet research, answer discussion questions, and present their findings in the form of a PowerPoint presentation.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
Discover how nations can use economic, military, and cultural influence to affect the decisions of other countries. These readings and worksheets offer an overview of spheres of international influence, particularly analyzing the spread of capitalism and communism during the Cold War.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Designed