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Showing Grade 10, Unit 9a, Cold War Causes
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Communism and Containment

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Description: In May, a researcher in the Pentagon was conducting routine work to declassify military documents. The worker was astounded to find a file detailing a research experiment begun in 1945. Reading the documents sent a chill through the young man even as he quickly notified his superior. The lights in the Pentagon were on late that night as level after level of admirals, generals and assorted brass were brought into the picture. At eleven o'clock the president of the United States was called and the Joint Chiefs of Staff were summoned to inform the President on the details of the situation. You are directed to immediately begin a program to insure that the American way of life will be maintained in case of a threat to the established government of the United States. Should any event (for example war) overtake and change our present form of authority, this program must be in place to provide a means to re-establish the American system. All funds necessary to implement this program will be made available. Standards 10.9.3 and 11.9.3

Author: Dennis Durbin, Porterville High School

Lesson ID: 242

Brinksmanship: Stalin at Yalta

Description: You are Joseph Stalin. It is February, 1945, and you are meeting with Churchill and Roosevelt at Yalta. They want you to sign a declaration allowing free elections in Poland. Will you do it? Standards 10.8.4, 10.9.1, 10.9.5, 11.8.5

Author: CNN Cold War

Lesson ID: 163

Cold War Causes

Description: Beginning in 1946, the United States and the Soviet Union engaged in a Cold War that led to political and military confrontations around the world. Explore these documents to answer three questions: a) Why did the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union develop? b) How and in what ways did the Cold War become a national political issue? c) What was the containment strategy and why was it adopted instead of the alternatives (peaceful coexistence or all-out nuclear war)? Standards 10.9.2, 10.9.3, and 11.9.3

Author: Council for Citizenship Education, Crossroads Curriculum

Lesson ID: 234

Cold War Museum WebQuest

Description: The Smithsonian in Washington D.C. has commissioned a new museum, to be dedicated to the Cold War (1945-1990). The Smithsonian's board of trustees has solicited several proposals for the content of the Cold War museum. Your group is going to submit a design proposal for the Smithsonian's Cold War Museum. Assume that you have ANY AND ALL items at your disposal to include in the museum. INCLUDE anything you desire, that is relevant to your exhibition on the Cold War. For example, you may choose to include Neil Armstrong's space suit or even a full sized U2 Spy Plane. Standards 10.9.2, 11.9.2, 11.9.3, and 11.9.5

Author: Joshua DeLorenzo, Thomas C. Caswell and Christian King

Lesson ID: 236

Life Without the Cold War: An Exercise in Alternate History

Description: Cold War Technology Senior Editor Dave Rickett has developed three "what if" scenarios -- an exercise known by its devotees as "alternate history" -- which challenge you to consider the potential outcomes had history been different. You may find some parts plausible, others absurd. You can take part in this provocative exercise by posting your reactions or your own alternate scenarios on CNN's message boards. Standards 10.9.2, and 11.9.3

Author: Dave Rickett, CNN Cold War

Lesson ID: 667

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