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The Cold War | An Introductory Student Activity | Distance Learning
You are purchasing a 3 page activity to INTRODUCE (or to REVIEW) your students to the Cold War- perfect introduction to your Cold War Unit (End of WWII). Students could complete as homework or classwork.
1) A short high interest (10 minutes) video activity (QR Code Link and student worksheet included)
2) A Cold War Overview Graphic Organizer for students to complete using an online article OR their class textbook (QR Code Link to online article included)
-The “who, what, when, where” of the Cold War
-Proxy wars introduced
-U.S. versus S.U. goals post- WWII
-Significance of the Berlin Wall
Cold War: Red Scare ~A Student Simulation & Activity~ | Distance Learning
I use this student simulation at the beginning of my Cold War Unit/ McCarthyism-Red Scare Lesson. It is meant to simulate the basic experience of many Americans living under the fear and suspicion of communism (Red Scare) during the 1950’s- it is a fun simulation and piques student interest in the topic. Included in this activity is:
1) Step- by- step instructions, handouts, student worksheets etc. to conduct a short 10 minute student simulation and follow-up whole class activity.
2) Primary source analysis extension activity- great for independent work!
Activity is ready to print and go! Have Fun!
Cold War: How did the U.S. and S.U. perspectives differ Post-WWII? DBQ Activity | Distance Learning
In this 11 page packet you have everything you need to have your students investigate the differing perspectives of the U.S. and S.U. at the end of WWII using primary sources. Primary Source excerpts include “The Iron Curtain Speech”, “The Long Telegram”, a speech by Khrushchev and more! Each source addresses one of the following questions:
Was Europe divided by the Iron Curtain?
How did the United States and Soviet Union view the post-war world?
Should economic aid be sent to Europe?
Were the U.S. and S.U. taking sides against one another?
Cold War Conflicts Mini-DBQ | Distance Learning
This 5 page "Common Core" mini-DBQ is the perfect addition to a lecture on the major Cold War conflicts. I lectured briefly on the Berlin Airlift, the Korean War, Cuban Missile Crisis and the Vietnam War and then passed this out as a more in-depth look at these events using primary source documents and photographs. 4 pages of this packet allow students to practice reading a primary source/photograph/political cartoon (or 2) and answer higher-level questions about that source, page 5 of the packet provides a conclusion activity-allowing students to synthesize their understanding of the previous 4 pages. The skills practiced in this packet will allow students to work towards Common Core skill proficiency.
Space Race (Cold War) Mini-DBQ Packet | Distance Learning
This four page DBQ packet allows students to answer the question "Who won the Space Race and how was this accomplished?" using primary source documents, articles and photographs that they have analyzed. Documents (excerpts) included: article on Sputnik, telegram from Kennedy to Khrushev "Congratulations", Kennedy's inquiry into space race, Johnson's response, Kennedy's "goal to put a man on the moon" speech and an article on the moon landing. This activity allows students to practice their Common Core skills (critical thinking).
Communism V. Democracy: Comparing the U.S. with the Soviet Union (Cold War)| Distance Learning
This 11 slide full color power-point presentation is a great way to introduce the differences between the US government and the government of the Soviet Union at the start of the Cold War. Each slide shows a side by side comparison of different aspects of government from leadership to how technology is used in that government.
U.S. History | End of the Cold War | Activity Bundle | Distance Learning
There are a variety of activities in this bundle- use them all or mix and match.
1) The Berlin Wall- a Rise and Fall notes activity. Students will read an online article (or use their class textbook) to complete the graphic organizer summarizing the building/tearing down of the wall and its symbolic significance in the Cold War. A map activity on the boundaries of the wall is included!
2) A Collapse of the Soviet Union/End of the Cold War notes activity. Students will read an online article (or use their class textbook) to complete the graphic organizer summarizing the collapse of the Soviet Union (perestroika, glasnost, Gorbachev etc.)
3) Collapse of the Soviet Union Map Activity- students will label a map of the Cold War areas and compare it with a map of the same area created in 1991- what changed?
4) Document Based Activity on the End of the Cold War/Results- students will (individually or in small groups) read 13 primary/secondary source documents and take notes on what they learn from each document about the End of the Cold War/results on the graphic organizer provided. Students will be asked to focus on the following questions as they take notes: How did the city of Berlin (Berlin Wall) symbolize the division between democracy and totalitarianism during the Cold War? How did the reunification of Germany (the fall of the Berlin Wall) and the gained independence of the Eastern satellite states from Soviet domination (during the 1990’s) expose the stark realities of life under communism? What were some of the geopolitical consequences of the Cold War?
5) Exit card/ Eulogy Assessment- students will write a eulogy in the provided “tombstone” to commemorate the fall of the Soviet Union/End of the Cold War. (Student directions included)
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