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'The Former Soviet Union
Seventh graders examine the history of the former Soviet Union and their government under the communist system. They view and take notes during a teacher-made PowerPoint presentation, and participate in a class discussion related to the lecture.
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The Ultimate Cold War Race
Students investigate details about the space race between the United States and the Soviet Union during the Cold War. In this Cold War instructional activity, students create space race timelines that include information they gather from...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
Chernobyl: A Story from Inside a Nuclear Disaster Area
On April 26, 1986, the worst nuclear disaster in history occurred at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine. After reading an interview surrounding the aftermath of the event, your learners will then discuss how disasters can be...
7th - 10th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Out With the Old, in With the New
Students engage in a lesson that is concerned with the concept of the Soviet Union and compared to the new Democratic Russia. They conduct research using a variety of resources. The information is used in order to create a class project.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Cuban Missile Crisis: How to Respond?
For 13 days, the United States stood on the edge of nuclear War. The Soviet Arms buildup in Cuba is the focus of an activity that asks groups to analyze how the governmental role each of John F. Kennedy's advisors played went on to...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Submarines: A Heated Competition in a Cold War
Students discuss the concept of competition during the Cold War, identifying U.S. and former Soviet Union on a map. They discuss K-19 disaster and the role competition played, creating a log of K-19's first mission from the captain's...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History