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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. They present the interviews and discuss the events that led to the conclusion of the Cold War
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. Lucky for you, this presentation covers all of it in an interesting and informative way.
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?"
Using primary sources, give your historians an authentic context to the beginnings of conflict in Korea. This resource focuses on the purpose of the United Nations and U.S. motivations in Korea. Scholars begin with a pre-assessment and finish with a post assessment, however neither links operate. Learners analyze the Preamble to the U.N. Charter, the U.N. Shield, Security Council Resolution 83, and Truman's speech promoting involvement in Korea. Key terms are listed.
Students examine the impact of technological advancements on Cold War America. In this 1950's America lesson, students research politics, Cold War society, suburbia, and consumerism during the decade in order to better understand American societal change after World War II.