Realizing the Marshall Plan

What was the controversy surrounding the Marshall Plan? Here is a lesson for an Advanced Placement US history class in which learners analyze primary source documents, such as Congressional records and Marshall's testimony in Congress, and investigate the arguments for and opposed to the passage of the plan.

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Classroom Considerations

  • The reading material in this lesson is fairly advanced, but appropriate for an AP US history class. Learners should have strong foundational knowledge of primary and secondary source analysis, as well as the immediate outcomes of World War II, prior to beginning this lesson

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  • Rationale places the lesson nicely in the context of modern events, such as the passage of the Affordable Care Act

  • Worksheets may require some re-formatting to make more space for student responses