Soviet Union in the Cold War Teacher Resources

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History Blueprint: The Cold War (US History)

For Teachers 11th Standards
In this well-organized and inquiry-based collection, high schoolers examine primary and secondary source documents and video clips in preparation for an investigation into the Cold War. Scholars analyze its beginnings, the global impact...
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History Blueprint: The Cold War (World History)

For Teachers 10th Standards
A five-lesson collection examines the history of the Cold War from a global point of view. World History students analyze primary and secondary source documents, as well as video clips, to investigate the beginnings of the Cold War, its...
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The Iron Curtain

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The period between the end of World War II and the fall of the Berlin Wall represented a tense, antagonistic relationship between the Soviet Union and the rest of the world, particularly the U.S. Explore the Cold War dynamics and details...
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Anticommunism in Postwar America, 1945–1954: Witch Hunt or Red Menace?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
From allies to enemies—the post-World War II period saw a dramatic shift in the relations between the United States and the Soviet Union. A three-lesson collection examines the turbulent period and the rise of the anti-communist...
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The Price of Freedom: Americans at War Printable Exhibition

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
The Price of Freedom: Americans at War is a collection of 13 resources from a printable exhibition curated by the Smithsonian Museum of American History.  Each resource begins with a summary and a table of contents. The resources...
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The Price of Freedom: Americans at War Lessons

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
Designed for teachers, a 15-lesson collection curated by the Smithsonian, examines how wars have impacted American society. Each resource includes a lesson plan, background information, a materials list, maps, images, and worksheets. An...
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Cold War

For Students 5th - 12th Standards
The Cold War was not necessarily always cold in temperature, but the relationship between the United States and the Soviet Union sure was frigid! Scholars read various passages, view exhibition graphics, and observe an artifact from the...
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The Cold War: How Did It Start? How Did It End?

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
What is the difference between a Cold War and a Hot War? Scholars research the beginning of the Cold War. They analyze diary entries as well as excerpts from various events during the 45-year standoff. To finish, they prepare final...
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The Early Cold War: 1947-1970

For Teachers 9th - 11th
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...
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Cold War Roots and Events

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders examine the causes and major events of the Cold War. They listen to a lecture and fill in the blanks on a handout, and in two groups develop a proposal to deal with the Cuban Missile Crisis.
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Cold War Paragraph

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
By the end of the 1970s, who was "winning" the Cold War? Your young historians will make an argument on this topic in a very well structured paragraph, focusing on either the political, technological, or economic competition between the...
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The Cold War: The Truman Doctrine of 1947

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
What was the Truman administration's position on foreign policy during the Cold War? Class members respond to an excerpt from President Harry S. Truman's "Truman Doctrine" with three questions in the space provided.
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Cold War

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
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...
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Cold War Review

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Teaching a unit on the Cold War Era? A complete presentation discusses the causes of the Cold War, Truman doctrine, Berlin Blockade, arms race, Cuban Missile Crisis, Bay of Pigs, Rwandan Genocide, apartheid, and subsequent conflicts...
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End to the Cold War

For Students 7th - 12th
Introduce your class to topics relating to the Cold War through a brief reading selection. Class members read the passage and answer four questions, which are provided on the bottom of the page.
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How Was the Korean War a "Flashpoint" of the Cold War?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers examine the causes and the Korean War. In this Cold War lesson, students discover how the United States became involved in the Korean War and determine how it became a "flashpoint" in the Cold War. High schoolers complete...
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From World War to Cold War

For Teachers 9th - 12th
From peace at the end of World War II, straight back to war. This resource details the changes in leadership in the Soviet Union post World War II. From the brief attempt at democracy, to the Bolshevik Revolution, and finally to Vladimir...
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The End of the Cold War (1979-1991)

For Teachers 10th - 11th Standards
Scholars use primary and secondary documents, as well as video evidence, to investigate the end of the Cold War.  After completing the final installment of an eight-part series, class members better understand the issues surrounding the...
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The Cold War (America)

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The Cold War—with its roots in World War II—impacts the world today. Using an extensive curriculum, scholars consider its impact through primary sources, including speeches and propaganda, as well as other skills-enhancing activities. An...
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The Brief American Pageant: The Cold War Begins

For Teachers 8th - 11th
With the beginning of the Cold War came numerous social and political changes around the world - many of which are featured in this series of maps and graphs. This short but informative slideshow will help to bridge the gap between a...
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The Cold War: 1945-1991

For Teachers 8th - 11th
The best part of this presentation about the Cold War is the various pictures, photos, and maps throughout the slides. The timeline of this time period is difficult to follow in the presentation, as well as the details about several main...
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The Cold War Era (1945 - 1991)

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Provide learners with an excellent resource focused 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...
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End of the Cold War

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How significant was the Cold War during the 20th century? After reading and analyzing speeches by Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev, learners consider the historical context of foreign policy decisions made during the Cold War by both...
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History of the Cold War

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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...