With letters from Secretary Wallace to President Truman, and Russian Ambassador Novikov to Stalin, this resource is a great classroom discussion guide for an early Cold War Lesson in U.S. or World History Classes. Together with students respecting, listening, reading, and being considerate, this can be an eye opening lesson on the start of the Cold War, and possible perspectives from these opposing nations. There are more than a handful of deep discussion questions, some with gut feeling, and two based on primary sources from the time period, to help students open their thinking to the historical time period in the United States, and Russia. This is a good introductory, or early unit, lesson plan, with printable, 2 sided handouts. No writing is required.
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