United Nations and the Cold War Teacher Resources

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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
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.
Students examine the causes and the Korean War. In this Cold War instructional 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.
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.
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.
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.
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?"
In this online interactive history worksheet, students respond to 8 short answer and essay questions about the Cold War. Students may check some of their answers on the interactive worksheet.
Students study the Cold War. In this world history lesson, 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.
In this online interactive history quiz worksheet, students respond to 46 multiple choice questions about the Cold War. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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.
Students investigate details about the space race between the United States and the Soviet Union during the Cold War. In this Cold War lesson, students create space race timelines that include information they gather from primary sources.
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.
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.
Students determine how the Cold War began. In this Cold War lesson, 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.
In this Cold War worksheet, students read an article titled "Introduction to the Early Origins of the Cold War," and then make a list of key dates and events from the selection.
In this online interactive world history activity, high schoolers answer 20 matching questions regarding post-Cold War Europe. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
In this Canadian history instructional activity, students 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.
In this end of World War II and Cold War study guide worksheet, students fill in 44 blanks in a passage with the appropriate words to complete the sentences regarding the time period.
In 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.

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