North Atlantic Treaty Organization, NATO Teacher Resources
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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
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
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
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
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 15 Views 11 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Role Of NATO
Young scholars 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
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 8 Views 9 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review Cold War Lesson Plan
Who was primarily responsible for the Cold War—the United States or the Soviet Union? Your young historians will answer a question by looking closely at Cold War documents, which are provided in this resource alongside guiding questions and a PowerPoint presentation.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 6 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
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
High schoolers take a closer look at Canada's committment to NATO in Afghanistan. In this global issues lesson, students read a handout about NATO's involvement the Afghanistan conflict. High schoolers respond to discussion questions and conduct further research on the topic.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 16 Downloads
The Cold War Era (1945 - 1991)
Provide learners with an excellent resource intended on imparting knowledge on the Cold War Era. Starting in 1945 and going all the way to 1991, the Cold War Era included major historical events, such as the Berlin Wall, Warsaw Pact, the Korean War, and the Cuban Missile Crisis.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 118 Views 223 Downloads
The Early Cold War: 1947-1970
With a combination of images, maps, and valuable information, this presentation is a strong resource for a history class that is coming out of a WWII unit and into a Cold War unit. Some points are outlined for students, while others are referenced only as images and depend on teacher and class discussion to be substantiated.
9th - 11th Social Studies & History 21 Views 147 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
Young scholars investigate conflict resolution. In this world conflict lesson, students examine the roles of NATO, the UN, and the EU in diplomacy issues. Young scholars look into the conflict in the Balkans that prompted the Bosnian War.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 7 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
Speaking Out About Kosovo
Invite your class to reflect on the responsibility of newspapers to act as vehicles for citizens to voice their opinions. Using an article to gain factual info. about gov't strategies in dealing with current events in Kosovo, students write Voices articles discussing their opinion on the United States' involvement in the conflict in Kosovo.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 11 Downloads