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Truman's Foreign Policy Decisions

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine foreign policy decisions of former President Truman which still affect us today, review factors to be considered in making foreign policy decisions, closely explore specific major foreign policy decisions, and share...
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The World Wars

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Contemporaneously known as The Great War, World War I had never seen its match on the global stage—until World War II. An engaging set of resources designed to extend a viewing of the History Channel's The World Wars features discussion...
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Harry S Truman National Historic Site

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Young scholars examine the early years of Harry Truman to determine how his upbringing influenced his character. His political career from county judge to president is explored and some of the decisions made as a politician, evaluated.
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What Would You Do?

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders determine whether or not they would have dopped the atomic bomb. In this Truman presidency lesson plan, 11th graders research primary and secondary sources about the Manahattan Project and World War II. Students...
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Korean War

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the U.S. involvement in the Korean War. In this Korean War activity, students research Internet and print sources regarding the Cold War and the political division of the Korean Peninsula. Students respond to discussion...
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The Strategy of Containment, 1947-1948

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Learners understand President Truman's strategy of containment by reading primary source documents, using an interactive map, discussing and writing short reports about the Truman Doctrine and the Marshall Plan as applications of...
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Religious Revival: The American Response to the Cold War

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students examine the impact of religion on the Cold War. For this Cold War lesson, students analyze speeches delivered by Lenin, Truman, and Graham regarding the role of religion in society. As a culminating activity, students are tested...
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Telegram from Senator Joseph McCarthy to President Harry S. Truman

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students research Senator Joseph McCarthy's February 9, 1950 speech, given at Wheeling, West Virginia, in which he claimed more than 200 State Department employees were members of the Communist Party.
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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 Vietnam War: 1945-1975

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Do pupils know that the Vietnam War spanned a period of 30 years? A war that long is bound to leave devastating effects. Help young historians develop a comprehensive understanding of the war through multiple units on the subject that...
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Cold War Warrior

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Learners discover details of the tension between the United States and communist countries during the Cold War. In this Cold War lesson, students conduct research regarding the Cold War policies of Presidents: Truman, Eisenhower,...
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The Berlin Airlift

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students examine a document from the Berlin Airlift in order to research his important event in World History.
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1948 Berlin Airlift Human Side

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate the Berlin Blockade. In this World War II lesson, students discover details about the Berlin Blockade and the Berlin Airlift. Students examine primary sources and conduct further research about the events. Students...
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Examining the Reasons for the Creation of the State of Israel

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars explore the connection between World War II and Jewish immigration to Israel after the War.  In this World History lesson, students discuss the details of what it might have been like to live through the Holocaust.  After...
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Intro to Cold War

For Teachers 11th
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...
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Atomic Bomb

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars discuss the significance of the atomic bomb. In this WWII instructional activity, students write down what they know about the dropping of the atomic bomb in WWII and read two historical narratives of the event. Young...
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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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Public Housing

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The Fair Deal was meant to give Americans after World War II a basic standard of living. Those in public housing often found that promise fell short. Learners consider whether the effort was successful by evaluating images, testimonies,...
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Bell Ringer: The Power of the Supreme Court to Check the President

For Students 6th - 8th
Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. v. Sawyer is considered to be one of the Supreme Court's landmark cases because it demonstrated the checks and balances inherent in the three branches of the United States government. A short video sets...
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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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Crisis in Berlin: Decisions Game!

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The Cold War did not begin with a bang, but with a swift tactic that reflected the Soviet Union's growing distrust of its former Allies. High schoolers choose either the USA or the USSR in a role play activity as they analyze why each...
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The Atomic Bomb Dilemma

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine consequences of using atomic bomb in light of resulting peace, distinguish between fact and opinion and analyze sources to recognize bias and points of view, and assume role of reporter, critic, cabinet member, or...
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Would You Drop the Bomb?

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students determine if the use of the atomic bomb was justified. In this World War II lesson, students analyze communication memorandums about the bomb, discuss their impressions, and compose essays that analyze the use of the bombs.
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A Salute to Flag Day

For Teachers 3rd - 9th
Use Flag Day as a learning opportunity for your classroom. Collect a variety of books and other resources on the subject of the U.S. flag. Have pupils conduct independent research at home and come to class prepared to share some fun...