Restructuring the

Postwar World

(1945 - present)

Restructuring the Postwar World

$150 for 5 weeks

Teacher

Allison Bruning

Textbook

We will be using "World History: Patterns of Interaction, Student Edition Survey" by Holt McDougal. ISBN: 978-0547491127. This textbook is available on Amazon.

Homework

Homework assignments are given through Classcraft. Students will have 4 - 8 assignments per week that build from simple to complex. The homework listed below is the final assignment (complex one) for that week in Classcraft. 

Subjects

History

Ages

12 - 18  years old

   

Sessions

 

Session 1: Cold War: Superpowers Face Off

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will identify

United Nations, iron curtain, containment, Truman Doctrine, Marshall Plan, Cold War, NATO, Warsaw Pact and brinkmanship

Students will describe the policies they would follow to gain allies if they were president.

Students will contrast the goals of the United States and the Soviet Union in Europe.

Students will identify the geographical locations of countries belonging to Western and Eastern Europe.

Students will explain why the United States and the Soviet Union split after the war.

Students will explain why Winston Churchill used the term "iron curtain" to refer to the division between Western and Eastern Europe.

Students will describe Truman's major reason for offering aid to other countries.

Students will summarize Soviet actions that led to the Berlin airlift.

Students will explain how U.S. policy of brinkmanship contributed to the arms race.

Students will analyze the Space Race.

HOMEWORK

1) Complete Section 1 Assessment and Multimedia Activity on page 970.

2) Read pages 972 - 975 in course textbook.

Session 2: Communists Take Power in China

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will review their homework.

Students will identify Mao Zedong, Jiang Jiesi, commune, Red Guards, and Cultural Revolution.

Students will contrast the political beliefs of Jiang Jieshi and Mao Zedong.

Students will describe how the outcome of the Chinese civil war contributed to Cold War tensions.

Students will summarize the life and historical contribution of Mao Zedong.

Students will analyze the aspects of Marxist socialism that Mao tried to bring to China.  

Students will explain why the Cultural Revolution failed.

Students will describe the cultural importance of the Red Guard.

HOMEWORK

1) Complete Section 2 Assessment on page 975.

2) Read pages 976 - 981 in course textbook.

Session 3: Wars in Korea and Vietnam

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will review their homework.

Students will identify

38th parallel, Douglas MacArthur, Ho Chi Minh, domino theory, Ngo Dinh Diem, Vietcong, Vietnamization, and Khmer Rouge.

Students will analyze the geographical locations of the war in North and South Korea. 

Students will summarize the effects the Korean War had upon the Korean people and nation. 

Students will summarize the life and historical contribution of Ho Chi Minh.

Students will describe the actions the United States might have justified by the domino theory.  

Students will analyze the geographical locations of major events in the War in Vietnam.

Students will describe what Vietnam is like today. 

Students will describe one of the effects of Pol Pot's efforts to turn Cambodia into a rural society. 

HOMEWORK

1) Complete Section 3 Assessment and Connect to Today on page 981.

2) Read pages 982 - 987 in course textbook.

Session 4: The Cold War Divides the World

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will review their homework.

Students will identify Third World, nonaligned nations, Fidel Castro, Anastasio Somoza, Daniel Ortega, and Ayatollah Ruholla Khomeini.

Students will analyze how the Cold War was fought and the geographical hot spots of the war. 

Students will summarize the life and historical contribution of Fidel Castro.

Students will contrast the aims of the U.S. and Soviet Union that led to the Cuban missile crisis.  

Students will explain why the U.S. switched its support from the Sandinistas to the Contras. 

Students will explain why the United States supported the shah of Iran.  

Students will analyze the Taliban.

Students will compare what ways were the U.S. involvement in Vietnam and the Soviet involvement in Afganistan similiar. 

HOMEWORK

1) Complete Section 4 Assessment and Connect to Today on page 987.

2) Read pages 948 - 951 in course textbook.

Session 5: The Cold War Thaws

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will review their homework.

Students will identify

Nikita Khrushchev, Leonid Brezhnev, John F. Kennedy, Lydon Johnson, detente, Richard M. Nixon, SALT, and Ronald Reagan. 

Students will summarize the lives and historical contribution of Imre Nagy and Alexander Dubcek.

Students will explain why Nikita Khruschev was removed from power in 1964.

Students will answer the following question and explain their answer with evidence. 

1) Do you think that Robert McNamara's view of the Soviet threat in Cuba was justified?

Students will contrast the was Nixon's and Reagan's policies toward the Soviet Union differed.

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