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7th grade - Cold War Inventions in the Makerspace
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 In this culminating activity, students will use available items from the makerspace to create a new innovation to demonstrate the advancement (and superiority) of one of the countries involved in the Cold War.  The learner will summarize the governments in conflict that lead to the space race and arms race during the Cold War.

Subject:
Social Studies
The Cold War
World History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
JEANNIE TIMKEN
Date Added:
06/15/2022
Alliance or Compliance? Analyzing Power Relationships Inside and Outside Afghanistan, Part 1 of 2
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In this lesson, students examine the relationships between and among powers inside and outside Afghanistan in connection to United States military aggression in the territory.

Subject:
English Language Arts
American History
The Cold War
World History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
The Learning Network
Author:
Annissa Hambouz, Javaid Khan
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Allies at War - What the Public Did Not See
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This online interactive lesson from the United Kingdom's National Archives guides students through several primary sources in this case study about the Allies at War - What the Public Did Not See to answer the big question, "How strong was the wartime friendship between Britain, the USA, and the USSR 1941-45?" There is a worksheet, glossary, and timeline provided to assist students in their analysis. You must click on the picture of each primary source to access it.

Subject:
English Language Arts
The Cold War
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
The National Archives (United Kingdom)
Author:
The National Archives (United Kingdom)
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Allies at War - What the Public Saw
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This online interactive lesson from the United Kingdom's National Archives guides students through several primary sources in this case study about the Allies at War - What the Public Saw to answer the big question, "How strong was the wartime friendship between Britain, the USA, and the USSR 1941-45?" There is a worksheet, glossary, and timeline provided to assist students in their analysis. You must click on the picture of each primary source to access it.

Subject:
English Language Arts
The Cold War
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
The National Archives (United Kingdom)
Author:
The National Archives (United Kingdom)
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Argentina and the Dirty War
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Students will learn about the history behind Argentina's Dirty War through music, research, and discussion. Special attention is paid to the documentary film, Las Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo and the Search for Identity, which deals with the victims of the Dirty War as well as citizens who heroically stood up to the junta.

Subject:
The Cold War
World History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Carolina K12
Author:
Carolina K12
Date Added:
05/12/2021
Banning the Bomb
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This online interactive lesson from the United Kingdom's National Archives guides students through several primary sources in this case study about banning the bomb to answer the big question, "The Nuclear Game - how close was it?" There is a worksheet, glossary, and timeline provided to assist students in their analysis. You must click on the picture of each primary source to access it.

Subject:
English Language Arts
The Cold War
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
The National Archives (United Kingdom)
Author:
The National Archives (United Kingdom)
Date Added:
02/26/2019
The Berlin Blockade 1948-9
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This online interactive lesson from the United Kingdom's National Archives guides students through several primary sources in this case study about the Berlin Blockade to answer the big question, "How did the Cold War work?" There is a worksheet, glossary, and timeline provided to assist students in their analysis. You must click on the picture of each primary source to access it.

Subject:
English Language Arts
The Cold War
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
The National Archives (United Kingdom)
Author:
The National Archives (United Kingdom)
Date Added:
02/26/2019
The Berlin Blockade and Airlift
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This article examines the Berlin Blockade and Berlin Airlift as early developments in the Cold War. It includes a map, primary source quotes, and a list of results of the Berlin crisis. At the end of the article, there are reflection questions and a quiz for students to assess their knowledge.

Subject:
English Language Arts
The Cold War
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
British Broadcasting Corporation
Author:
British Broadcasting Corporation
Date Added:
02/26/2019
The Berlin (Potsdam) Conference Protocol of the Proceedings
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This primary source is a summary of proceedings and conclusions from the Berlin (Potsdam) Conference from July 17-August 2, 1945. The Big Three, Soviet leader Joseph Stalin, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and U.S. President Harry Truman, met at the conference.

Subject:
English Language Arts
The Cold War
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Yale Law School
Author:
Lillian Goldman Law Library
Date Added:
02/26/2019
The Berlin Wall 1961
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This online interactive lesson from the United Kingdom's National Archives guides students through several primary sources in this case study about the Berlin Wall to answer the big question, "How did the Cold War work?" There is a worksheet, glossary, and timeline provided to assist students in their analysis. You must click on the picture of each primary source to access it.

Subject:
English Language Arts
The Cold War
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
The National Archives (United Kingdom)
Author:
The National Archives (United Kingdom)
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Civil Rights and Vietnam PBL
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This assignment will allow students to dig deeper into a theme/lens of American History 2.  This can be adapted to work with any time period or extended to last the entire semester to see change over time.  Students will incorporate research and writing, technology, and even art.  Students will research the time period through one of the following lenses: Conflict/War, Technology, Government and Policy, American Dream, American Identity.  For use with other units or time periods you could include Business and Economy.Students will create a webpage on a Google Site created by the teacher.  Students must include on their page a summary of their topic, a timeline, a student created video, and a student created visual.

Subject:
American History
The Cold War
Turning Points in American History
Twentieth Century Civil Liberties/Rights
World History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
KIMBERLY CRANK
Date Added:
12/09/2019
Cold War Lesson #5: The End of the Cold War (1979 - 1991)
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Students explore the end of detente, US and USSR developments in the 1980s, diplomacy and reform under Gorbachev and Reagan, China's solution, the fall of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War.

Subject:
The Cold War
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
California History-Social Science Project
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Cold War and the Third World
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Students will be able to: identify specific regions and countries where there was a significant struggle to incorporate Communism and apply their knowledge of the spread of Communism to better understand the current political spread. Students will be awakened to the greater global dimensions of the Cold war, and how it has shaped our world today.When people think of the Cold War they tend to think of Russia and the United states. Yet, some of the greatest effects and areas of fighting was among the Third world nations.

Subject:
English Language Arts
The Cold War
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Weebly
Author:
David Thompson
Date Added:
02/26/2019
The Collapse of Communism
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This article details the decline of communism at the Cold War as a result of internal Soviet Union struggles. It examines the revoluions as a symptom of the problems facing the USSR. At the end of the article, there are reflection questions and a quiz for students to assess their knowledge.

Subject:
English Language Arts
The Cold War
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
British Broadcasting Corporation
Author:
British Broadcasting Corporation
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Defense Mechanisms: Exploring the Recent History of Nuclear Diplomacy Between Russia and the United States
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In this lesson, students examine the Cold War roots of the recent debate over the construction of United States and Russian missile defense shields.

Subject:
The Cold War
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
The Learning Network
Author:
Annissa Hambouz
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Did Churchill Cause the Cold War?
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This online interactive lesson from the United Kingdom's National Archives guides students through several primary sources to answer the big question, "Did Churchill Cause the Cold War?" There is a worksheet, glossary, and timeline provided to assist students in their analysis. You must click on the picture of each primary source to access it.

Subject:
English Language Arts
The Cold War
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
The National Archives (United Kingdom)
Author:
The National Archives (United Kingdom)
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Did President Johnson make the right decision to send forces to Vietnam in 1965?
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This online interactive lesson from the United Kingdom's National Archives guides students through several primary sources to answer the big question, "Did President Johnson make the right decision to send forces to Vietnam in 1965?" There is a worksheet, glossary, and timeline provided to assist students in their analysis. You must click on the picture of each primary source to access it.

Subject:
English Language Arts
The Cold War
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
The National Archives (United Kingdom)
Author:
The National Archives (United Kingdom)
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Did Stalin Cause the Cold War?
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This online interactive lesson from the United Kingdom's National Archives guides students through several primary sources to answer the big question, "Did Stalin Cause the Cold War?" There is a worksheet, glossary, and timeline provided to assist students in their analysis. You must click on the picture of each primary source to access it.

Subject:
English Language Arts
The Cold War
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
The National Archives (United Kingdom)
Author:
The National Archives (United Kingdom)
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Did Truman Cause the Cold War?
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This online interactive lesson from the United Kingdom's National Archives guides students through several primary sources to answer the big question, "Did Truman Cause the Cold War?" There is a worksheet, glossary, and timeline provided to assist students in their analysis. You must click on the picture of each primary source to access it.

Subject:
English Language Arts
The Cold War
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
The National Archives (United Kingdom)
Author:
The National Archives (United Kingdom)
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Dr. Denise Bostdorff's Interpretive Essay on the Truman Doctrine
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This secondary source examines the decisions leading to the Truman Doctrine, its impact on the Cold War, and its influence on modern events such as the War on Terrorism.

Subject:
English Language Arts
The Cold War
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Voices of Democracy: The US Oratory Project
Author:
Denise Bostdorff
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Duck and Cover (1951)
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This film was selected for the 2004 National Film Registry of "culturally, historically and aesthetically significant" motion pictures. It is a famous Civil Defense film for children in which Bert the Turtle shows what to do in case of atomic attack from the Soviet Union during the Cold War.

Subject:
American History
Civics and Economics
Psychology
Sociology
The Cold War
Twentieth Century Civil Liberties/Rights
World Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
World News Network
Author:
Archer Productions, Inc.
Date Added:
02/26/2019
The Eisenhower Doctrine on the Middle East, A Message to Congress
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This primary source speech was given by President Eisenhower to Congress in 1957. It outlines his doctrine for the Middle East in the midst of the Cold War.

Subject:
English Language Arts
The Cold War
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Department of State Bulletin
Author:
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Exploring the Marshall Plan Through Primary Documents
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Students will examine a variety of primary sources (political cartoons, photographs, speeches, and posters) to examine the source, message, audience, and intent of the source. Through analysis of these sources, students will assess the need for aid in Europe after World War II and assess the impact of the aid program on participating countries.

Subject:
English Language Arts
The Cold War
World History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Michigan Council for History Education
Author:
Ruth Duling
Date Added:
02/26/2019
German Propaganda Archive (East German Material)
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This resource is part of the German Propaganda Archive, a collection of translations of propaganda material from the Nazi and East German eras. It covers propaganda in the German Democatic Republic (the GDR) for the period 1949-1989, and contains speeches, political cartoons, pamphlets, posters, and newspaper articles. These primary source documents are useful for studying the Cold War conflict in Germany.

Subject:
English Language Arts
The Cold War
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Reading
Provider:
Randall Bytwerk
Author:
Randall Bytwerk
Date Added:
02/26/2019
German Propaganda Archive: GDR Caricatures from 1953
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Frischer Wind was original name of Eulenspiegel, the GDR’s weekly humor magazine. These caricatures come from a 1953 book of cartoons from that magazine titled Gale Force: A Selection of Recent German Caricatures. Nearly all of the cartoons focused on the evils of the West.

Subject:
The Cold War
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
Randall Bytwerk
Author:
Randall Bytwerk
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Good Atoms or Bad Atoms? Iran and the Nuclear Issue
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In this Teaching with the News lesson, students analyze the issues that frame the current debate on U.S. policy towards Iran and recent international negotiations on Iran's nuclear program.

Subject:
English Language Arts
The Cold War
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
The Choices Program
Author:
The Choices Program
Date Added:
02/26/2019
The History Behind Song Lyrics
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The events described in Billy Joel’s “We Didn’t Start the Fire” span about forty years of U.S. history. The lyrics include references to people, places and events from four decades of world occurrences. In this lesson, students research and categorize items from the song as well as illustrate their historical relevance. Students use an online chart to display their research. In addition, students make personal connections by working on a self- or teacher-selected lyrical project.

Subject:
English Language Arts
The Cold War
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Author:
Lisa Storm Fink
Date Added:
02/26/2019
The Hungarian Revolution
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This article examines the Hungarian Revolution and subsequent Soviet backlash as a turning point in the Cold War. It includes a discussion of the causes and effects of the revolution. At the end of the article, there are reflection questions and a quiz for students to assess their knowledge.

Subject:
English Language Arts
The Cold War
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
British Broadcasting Corporation
Author:
British Broadcasting Corporation
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Ideological Differences - Stalin vs Truman
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This article examines the ideological differences between Stalin and Truman as a cause of the Cold War. It includes a comparison chart of Russia and the US. At the end of the article, there are reflection questions and a quiz for students to assess their knowledge.

Subject:
English Language Arts
The Cold War
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
British Broadcasting Corporation
Author:
British Broadcasting Corporation
Date Added:
02/26/2019
The Korean War 1950-3
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This online interactive lesson from the United Kingdom's National Archives guides students through several primary sources in this case study about the Korean War 1950-3 to answer the big question, "How did the Cold War work?" There is a worksheet, glossary, and timeline provided to assist students in their analysis. You must click on the picture of each primary source to access it.

Subject:
English Language Arts
The Cold War
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
The National Archives (United Kingdom)
Author:
The National Archives (United Kingdom)
Date Added:
02/26/2019
The Munich Agreement 1938-9
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This online interactive lesson from the United Kingdom's National Archives guides students through several primary sources in this case study about the Munich Agreement of 1938-9 to answer the big question, "Did the Cold War really start in the period 1919-39?" There is a worksheet, glossary, and timeline provided to assist students in their analysis. You must click on the picture of each primary source to access it.

Subject:
English Language Arts
The Cold War
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
The National Archives (United Kingdom)
Author:
The National Archives (United Kingdom)
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Nuclear Bunker
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This online interactive lesson from the United Kingdom's National Archives guides students through several primary sources of the Essex secret nuclear bunker in England. Click on "Stills" to access the floor plan and images. Click on "Find Out More" to learn the history behind the bunker.

Subject:
The Cold War
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
The National Archives (United Kingdom)
Author:
The National Archives (United Kingdom)
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Nuclear Politics in the 1950s & 1960s
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This online interactive lesson from the United Kingdom's National Archives guides students through several primary sources in this case study about the nuclear politics in the 1950s and 1960s to answer the big question, "The Nuclear Game - how close was it?" There is a worksheet, glossary, and timeline provided to assist students in their analysis. You must click on the picture of each primary source to access it.

Subject:
English Language Arts
The Cold War
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
The National Archives (United Kingdom)
Author:
The National Archives (United Kingdom)
Date Added:
02/26/2019
On the Brink of Nuclear War: Leadership and the Cuban Missile Crisis
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In this lesson, students will understand the significance of the Cuban Missile Crisis and its impact on the Cold War. They will also consider lessons from the missile crisis for today.

Subject:
The Cold War
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
The Choices Program
Author:
The Choices Program
Date Added:
02/26/2019