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- Kristen D., 1st year teacher
- Houston, TX
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
In need of a PowerPoint focused on the Cold War? If the answer is yes, then look no further! Each slide expounds on the conflicts, politics, and economy that fueled the Cold War and worldwide decolonization. Note: There is a lot of information here and it may be useful to spread it over the course of a week.
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.
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?"
Students determine how the Cold War began. In this Cold War 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.