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88 resources with the concept the soviet union

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Contemporary: Accelerating Global Change and Realignments

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
The twentieth century was marked by two distinct forces: conflict and progress. Examine the ways that wars and technological competition, industrialization and decolonization, and all antecedent forces and relationships to this point led...
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Refugees From Vietnam and Cambodia

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The United States may have pulled its troops from the Vietnam War in 1973, but the conflict was far from over for the citizens living in Asia at the time. An informative resource lets learners know about the wave of over 220,000...
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WWII - Nazis Invade Russia

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Leading the largest offensive in world history, three million German soldiers sneak into the Soviet Union, despite their peace agreement. Although they put up a valiant fight, the Soviet Union was losing its troops.
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World War II in Color, Part 5/5

For Teachers 9th - 12th
In six months, 600,000 Soviet prisoners of war died. As this number grew, the United States struggled to stay out of Europe's war. On December 7, 1941, with the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the United States joined forces with the Allied...
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US History Overview 3- WWll to Vietnam

For Students 8th - 11th
This video brings viewers up to modern history (1975) after taking them through WWII, the Korean War, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the Vietnam War. Though the format of the timeline might appear straightforward, viewers will be engaged...
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Bay of Pigs Invasion

For Students 8th - 11th
A bright collage of photos, maps, and quotes open this video lecture, which details the Bay of Pigs Invasion. The most valuable part of this lecture, however, is hearing about the dynamics of the situation - why the US wanted to oust...
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US History and Government Examination: August 2013

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
While the United States is now one of the strongest countries in the world, at its founding, it was plagued by controversies over the ratification of the Constitution, the Louisiana Purchase, and the expansion of slavery. Using a...
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On This Day: Fall of the Berlin Wall

For Students 7th - Higher Ed Standards
The Berlin Wall divided a city.. Using clips of discussions between historians, segments from contemporary films, interviews with political operatives, and speeches, learners consider what it was like to look over a wall and behind 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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Understanding Migration

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Human migration—often the result of push and pull factors—sometimes has dramatic outcomes for both those leaving their homelands and the host countries. Using a variety of case studies, learners consider those issues. Then, by completing...
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Geography Now! Bulgaria

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Harry Potter fans may recognize Bulgaria as the home of Victor Krum, but the Balkan country is so much more. A video resource explores its bats, caves, and nutritious yogurt. After learning about the former Eastern bloc country, pupils...
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Geography Now! Kyrgyzstan

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Which country is known both for its dance moves and its potential for green-oriented investors? Kyrgyztan may be the next hot environmentally friendly investment zone thanks to its sunshine and windy mountainous areas. A video resource...
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Geography Now! Lithuania

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Lithuania is a fascinating mixture of dark culture and modernity. For example, it has both a Hill of Crosses and Hill of Witches. It was known as the Jerusalem of the North, but its Jewish population was wiped out during the Holocaust. A...
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Eastern Europe 1939-45 — Ukraine

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Was Joseph Stalin desperate or exaggerating the USSR's need for assistance on the Eastern Front in 1942? History students examine two differing opinions on Stalin's position and the reality of the Eastern Front just three years before...
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Why Should You Read “The Master and Margarita”?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The best Russian novel of the 20th century? The narrator of an interesting short video offers reasons why readers should tackle Mikhail Bulgakov's satirical comedy, The Master and Margarita.
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Geography Now! Kazakhstan

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
While your learners may know Kazakhstan from the Borat movies, the country is full of rich history and culture. A video resource profiles the Central Asian nation that functions as a bridge between Europe and East Asia. It's home to...
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The Berlin Airlift

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
After World War II, the Soviet Union and the Allied forces divided Germany into equal quadrants, but Joseph Stalin's increasing mistrust led to nearly 12 months of blocked access to West Berlin—and the 2.3 million people who still lived...
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The Cold War

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
The Soviet Union's decision to block West Berlin from access by the Western allies began an international hostility that extended into the rest of the twentieth century. Class members examine both Harry Truman's and Joseph Stalin's...
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The Berlin Blockade

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
The Berlin Blockade may not take up as much space in the history books as other events of the Cold War, but for the citizens of west Berlin in 1948—and the events to follow between the Soviet Union and the United Stattes—those 318 days...
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Sources of Discord, 1945-1946

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
From Allies to enemies within a year. Scholars research the falling out between the United States and the Soviet Union from 1945-1946 in the first lesson of a three-part series. Using primary source materials, group work, and interactive...
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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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Simulation on The Paris Peace Talks of December 1972 – January 1973

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
When warring countries come together to negotiate peace, there's so much at stake! Discover the viewpoints of the participants in the Paris Peace Talks to end the Vietnam conflict through an engaging simulation. Learners collaborate...
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Soviet Montage

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Why are film montages in movies so compelling? Learn about the origins and effectiveness of the Soviet montage, as well as discontinuity editing and other filmmaking techniques—and political statements—that arose from the 1917 Bolshevik...
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The Rise and Fall of the Berlin Wall

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Do fences make good neighbors? Do walls offer a solution to political and social problems? A video that traces the building of and destruction of the wall that divided the West and East German sections of Berlin offers viewers a chance...