Introduction to the Cold War 1. Introduce the Cold War Unit 2. Watch the BrainPop and complete the worksheet 3. What do you already know about the Cold War and what do you want to learn? 4. Click on the hyperlinked photo to the left and begin to explore the various topics
Day 4: 1970's "Geonocide and Defeat" 1. Pol Pot's Cambodian Genocide - The Killing Fields: Students will create a compare and contrast graphic organizer that compares the "Killing Fields" to either the Holocaust or the Rwandan Genocides 2. The End of the Vietnam War: What can you deduct about the fall of Saigon based on the photos, read website then openly discuss in your group 3. SALT II Agreement: Students will research the SALT II agreements, then complete the worksheet 4. The Soviet Afghan War: Review the website, then complete the worksheet (website with answers listed at top of the worksheet) 5. If any time remains view the website hyperlinked to the picture at the left
Day 7: Cold War Espionage Activity 1. Coming soon
During this lesson, students will preview The Roots of the Cold War PowerPoint presentation and use The Roots of the Cold War Study Guide to better understand the material that is presented. To wrap up this set of lessons, students will complete The Cold War 2 Column Notes in which they point out the most important aspects of the Cold War. As a class students will use their notes to create a set that the entire class can use.
Living with the bomb in Postwar North Carolina and In North Carolina History: Students will watch the U.S. Government produced civil defense films explaining the true nature of atomic bombs and demonstrating techniques for surviving an atomic attack. This article includes two civil defense films, film of the first hydrogen bomb test, and a Life magazine article about a honeymoon in a bomb shelter. This will help students understand why the bomb was feared.
During this lesson, students will view the Korean War-How Did it Happen? PowerPoint presentation and the Korean War Study Guide to see how the Cold War contributed to open military conflict between the "pro-Communist" and "pro-democracy" nations of the world. Students will also view the video clips America's Reaction to the War (with the America's Reaction to the War guiding questions) and Tragedy at the Berlin Wall (with the Tragedy at the Berlin Wall video guide and Think About It questions) to see how America and the rest of the world viewed the saga of the Cold War.
McCarthyism: Students will encounter first-hand the threat of McCarthyism through an interactive activity. They will gain an understanding of the origins of McCarthyism and the rise of Joseph McCarthy and will actively engage questions of civil liberties and the appropriateness of governments suspending these inherent rights. Students will understand the consequences of McCarthyism in the broader Cold War related to: human rights, the entertainment industry, view of the United States internationally, and political chill and stagnation inside the United States.
The End of the Cold War (SAS #1297): Students will be able to look at this lesson and see how the Cold War eventually ran its course and how the build up to it as well as the events occurring during this time impacted the world today. During the second part of this lesson, students will begin by reading The Cold War and Its Many Parts secondary resource article in order to gain an understanding about the many parts of the Cold War.
The Cuban Missile Crisis (SAS #936): lesson can be used as an enrichment activity that will allow students to look at yet another crisis that occurred between the USA and USSR and see how it may have been influenced by the result of the Korean War.
Anti-war demonstrations In Postwar North Carolina (NC LEARN): Although the anti-war protests of the 1960s and 1970s are remembered today mainly as something young people participated in, people aged 18 to 29 actually were more likely to support the war than their elders, and college campuses were deeply divided on the issue. Protests in cities drew people of all ages and backgrounds. This page includes video of a 1967 march on the Pentagon.
The Cold War in the 1950s In Postwar North Carolina (NC LEARN): An overview of the Cold War during the presidency of Dwight Eisenhower, including the rise of McCarthyism.
Cold War: The Truman Doctrine: Students will identify the main elements of the Truman Doctrine to determine its purpose and objectives. Analyze U.S. involvement in the Korean Conflict as a distinct effect of the Truman Doctrine. Defend America's decision to intervene in the conflict.
Cold War: McCarthyism: Students will analyze the fear of communism in the United States after World War II. Assess the career of Joseph McCarthy while evaluating the motivations for Joseph McCarthy's political attacks against individuals.
Berlin Airlift: Students will read a brief passage from the text concerning the Berlin Airlift. Students will watch excerpts from documentaries on the airlift and on Gail Halvorsen. After viewing the dvd/videos, the class will discuss and complete a study guide.
Campus protests In Postwar North Carolina (NC LEARN): Students will read this press release by the UNC-Chapel Hill student government, May 9, 1970, explaining students' strike to protest the expansion of the Vietnam War into Cambodia and the killing of protesters at Kent State University in Ohio. Includes historical background.
Understanding Containment: Students will learn what was meant by "containment" by reading excerpts from two famous documents, the first Clark Clifford's 1946 memo to President Truman and the second a 1947 article by State Department official George Kennan. They analyze these articles by taking 2 column notes.
Vietnam Protest Bumper Stickers: Students will listen to several protest songs like Fortunate Son by Creedence Clearwater Revival, Alice's Restaurant by Arlo Guthrie, Ohio by Crosby, Stills Nash and Young, War by Edwin Starr, Fixin to Die by Country Joe and the Fish just to list a few examples. Then students will create a protest bumper sticker against the war. (WCPSS has linked this to a Wikipedia site, I cannot control the content of any page on Wikipedia)
Cold War - The Marshall Plan: Students will examine the condition of the European people and economy in the postwar period and analyze the goals, purpose, and outcome of the Marshall Plan.
Advertising the Space Race Analysis with CBS News and the NY Times: Students will use the Space Race interactive to view the differing viewpoints advertisers took early on in the Space Race. Students can choose one advertisement and assess its accuracy and validity with the benefit of hindsight. Science or science fiction?
The Korean War (NC LEARN) In Postwar North Carolina: Students will watch the video to gain and understanding of The Korean War (1948-1953), the first military conflict of the Cold War, pitted the U.S. and its allies against the Soviet Union and other communist nations.
In Postwar North Carolina (NC LEARN): Students will read an overview of the presidency of John F. Kennedy, 1961-63, including his management of the Cuban Missile Crisis.
A soldier's experience in Vietnam: Herbert Rhodes In Postwar North Carolina and In North Carolina History: An Oral history interview with a North Carolina veteran of the Vietnam War. Rhodes describes his interactions with South Vietnamese civilians, and what he believes was the purpose behind the war.
Cold War Study Unit: This course is designed to provide students with the analytic skills and factual knowledge necessary to evaluate critically the period of the Cold War 1945-1989. Students will learn to assess historical materials (relevance, reliability, importance) and to weigh the evidence and interpretations presented in order to arrive at informed conclusions relating to the cause, nature and consequences of the Cold War.
Johnson and the Vietnam War: Student will activate and build background knowledge about the Cold War, the Gulf of Tonkin incident, and increased U.S. involvement in Vietnam. In addition students will analyze the relevant primary-source documents and identify arguments with varying points of view while evaluating the arguments for and against increasing U.S. military commitment in Vietnam.
A soldier's experience in Vietnam: Johnas Freeman (NC LEARN) In Postwar North Carolina: Students will read an oral history interview with a North Carolina veteran of the Vietnam War. Freeman explains that, despite the difficulties he faced readjusting to everyday life after Vietnam, he did not have any regrets about his decision to serve in the military.
The Cold War - Part 1: From World War to Cold War: WWII to Cold War, Warsaw Pact, and the Separation of Berlin: Students will watch and take notes on the videos to gain an understanding about how the relationship changed between the United States and Soviet Union after WWII.
The origins of the Cold War (NC LEARN) In Postwar North Carolina, page 1.2: Students will read the article about the history of the early years of the Cold War (1945-1948), including the Berlin Airlift and the development of the Truman Doctrine.
The Separation of Germany and Berlin in to Military Control Zones. Students complete the map by breaking it into the 4 allied military control zones and then coloring in each region and flag.
Europe in the Cold War - Read and annotate the packet
Asia in the Cold War - Read and annotate the packet