United Nations and the Cold War Teacher Resources
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The Cold War And Beyond
Students interview an adult that grew up in the United States during the Cold War to develop an understanding of the concept of mutually assured destruction. They focus the interview on how the person dealt with the threat of nuclear war.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 38 Views 109 Downloads
The United Nations: Fifty Years of Keeping the Peace
Students examine the work of the United Nations. In this United Nations lesson, students listen to their instructor present a lecture regarding the history of the United Nations. Students respond to discussion questions pertaining to the content of the lecture.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 9 Views 21 Downloads
How Was the Korean War a "Flashpoint" of the Cold War?
Students examine the causes and the Korean War. In this Cold War activity, students discover how the United States became involved in the Korean War and determine how it became a "flashpoint" in the Cold War. Students complete a worksheet activity.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 32 Views 159 Downloads
In an engaging activity on universal and unalienable rights, learners work in groups to establish a democratic nation and determine what principles they want to protect to ensure a democratic society. They conduct a "rights auction" in which each group examines the Bill of Rights and the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and then bids on which provisions are most necessary to their governments.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 68 Views 49 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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
History of the Cold War
This resource shows video clips and still images while dramatic music blasts in the background. Written commentary is provided, but it moves quickly. While it probably moves too fast for a note-taking guide to accompany it, consider presenting this video to your class as an introduction to the Cold War.
4 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
Intro to Cold War
Eleventh graders are introduced to the events between the years 1949 and 1989. They list and explain key events and people that contributed to the development of the Cold War. Students are asked "what do you think Billy Joel meant by 'We didn't start the fire', and why do you think this has historical relevance, or does it?
11th Social Studies & History 35 Views 164 Downloads
Creating a Newscast on the Cold War
Students study the Cold War. In this world history lesson plan, students research the Cold War on the Internet and create a mock newscast about the Cold War. Students record the newscast by using a video camera.
5th - 7th Social Studies & History 9 Views 75 Downloads
Who Was Responsible for the Start of the Cold War?
Students determine who is responsible for the start of the Cold War. In this Cold War lesson, students conduct their own research about the evolution of the war and write essays that reveal their opinion on how the war began.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 35 Downloads
The Ultimate Cold War Race
Students investigate details about the space race between the United States and the Soviet Union during the Cold War. In this Cold War lesson plan, students create space race timelines that include information they gather from primary sources.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 32 Views 178 Downloads
The Cold War: Anti-Communism at Home
Eleventh graders take a closer look at the Red Scare. In this Cold War lesson, 11th graders read the provided literature about anti-communism in the United States and then respond to the provided discussion questions that accompany the readings.
11th Social Studies & History 24 Views 89 Downloads
Creating a Newscast on the Cold War
Students research the events of a specific year of the Cold War. In this Cold War lesson, students investigate the causes of the Cold War and highlight the events of a particular year. Students create a storyboard and a video newscast presentation based on their research.
5th - 7th Social Studies & History 3 Views 13 Downloads
A Turn for the Worse: The Beginning of the Cold War
Students determine how the Cold War began. In this Cold War instructional activity, students examine primary documents and respond to analysis questions about them in order to understand what sparked the Cold War. Students create Cold War posters and write writes essays about the era.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 8 Views 141 Downloads
Canada and the Cold War: 1945-1991 – PowerPoint Presentation
In this Canadian history worksheet, learners view a PowerPoint presentation about Canada's role in this Cold War and then respond to 27 fill in the blank questions. The PowerPoint is not provided.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 23 Downloads
Cold War/Civil Right Crossword Puzzle
For this online interactive U. S. History crossword puzzle worksheet, students use the 10 clues regarding the Cold War and Civil Rights Movement to find the appropriate answers to complete the word puzzle.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 10 Views 41 Downloads