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Lesson Plans World History II SOL 13b

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Lesson Plans World History II SOL 13b: Cold War Events

Standard WH II:
The student will demonstrate knowledge of major events in the second half of the twentieth century by

Objectives: Assessing the impact of nuclear weaponry on patterns of conflict and cooperation since 1945.

Lesson Plans:
Introduction: A Bell-ringer activity
Notes: Students copy-down and discuss teacher generated notes
Activities: Students complete various in class activities to support learning including video analysis, maps, charts, diagrams, graphic organizers, worksheets, text-book questions, group discussion, KWL Charts etc.
Assessment: Informal, Formal, Exit-Questions, Teacher Questioning. Quizzes, Tests, Projects.

Essential Knowledge:
Characteristics of the Cold War (1948– 1989)
• North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) vs. Warsaw Pact
• Korean War
• Vietnam War
• Berlin and significance of Berlin Wall
• Cuban Missile Crisis
• Nuclear weapons and the theory of deterrence

Activities that Support Lesson Plans:

Berlin City Divided Graphic Novel: Graphic Novel reading on Berlin Wall

Berlin City Divided Questions: Student Questions on the above Graphic Novel

Berlin Wall Reading and Graffiti Assignment: Teacher answers for Graphic Novel reading on Berlin Wall. In a PowerPoint format.

Berlin Wall Reading A student reading on the Berlin Wall

Cold War Web-hunt of events A web-hunt on several different Cold War Events. Note: Students will need headphones and teachers should check to ensure the links still work.