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Cold War Battle Grounds Arms Race, Space Race, Sports

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the Space Race and Arms Race. In this Cold War lesson, students watch video clips and read information about how the Cold War was fought. Students complete a writing activity based on the information presented.
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Cold War Review

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Teaching a unit on the Cold War Era? A complete presentation discusses the causes of the Cold War, Truman doctrine, Berlin Blockade, arms race, Cuban Missile Crisis, Bay of Pigs, Rwandan Genocide, apartheid, and subsequent conflicts...
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Arms and Space Race Webquest

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Your young historians will explore the far reaches of the galaxy—the Internet galaxy, that is—to learn about the arms and space race of the 1960s between the United States and the USSR.
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Video: The Evolutionary Arms Race

For Students 7th - 12th
For this science worksheet, learners watch a video titled The Evolutionary Arms Race and answer short answer questions about it. Students complete 16 short answer questions.
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Terminating the War between the Allies and Japan

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders examine the arms race that took place in the period leading up to and during World War II that produced the atomic bomb. They analyze differing perspectives on terminating the war between the Allies and Japan. They ...
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The Cold War (1945-1991): An Ideological Struggle

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Covering the main topics of the Cold War, including some excellent discussion points on the methodologies of the Soviet and Eastern Bloc nations versus the US and Western Democracies, this presentation is a good way to introduce the...
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The Cold War: Chapter 9: Lesson 1

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Used as a quick review of the Cold War, Korean War, and Cuban Missile Crisis, this presentation could be in many scenarios. However, the graphics and question types seem more appropriate for younger students, while the content is geared...
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Evolutionary Arms Race

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers recognize that a connection exists between an organism's physical and behavioral traits and its environment. They explore and define different types of interactions that can occur between organisms.
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The Cold War

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How did the United States and the USSR seek ideological and strategic influence throughout the world during the Cold War? This video details the Soviet's creation of pro-communist governments in surrounding nations following World War II...
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World War II: Causes And Consequences

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners discuss the U.S. economy, society, and politics in the years following World War II. They explore the boom in advertising during this period by reviewing print advertisements from the late 1940s and early 1950s. Students view...
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American Foreign Policy Since World War II (The Cold War)

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students identify and interpret some key figures and major events during the Cold War era, including the Korean War, Vietnam, Cuban Missile Crisis, Bay of Pigs Invasion, and the United States and China Cold War Relations. They also play...
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Mapping the Cold War Arms Race

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders create a visual representation of the Cold War Arms Race. Using a map of the world, they identify where the events where the Cold War to place. Students analyze the events and create a journal entry explaining how a...
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Evolutionary Arms Race

For Students 7th - 8th
For this evolutionary arms race worksheet, learners watch a video from the NOVA evolution series. Students then answer the questions provided as it relates to evolution and biological forces that influence evolution.
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The Arms Race - From the Beginning to the End

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders focus on the political and technological developments of the Cold War. They, in groups, read and summarize the speech they are given. They should provide a short presentation based on their interpretation.
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The Early Cold War: 1947-1970

For Teachers 9th - 11th
With a combination of images, maps, and valuable information, this presentation is a strong resource for a history class that is coming out of a WWII unit and into a Cold War unit. Some points are outlined for students, while others are...
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World War II: Causes and Consequences

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders examine Hitler's occupation of Europe and the Allies' efforts to fight it.  In this World War II instructional activity, 10th graders examine how World War II changed American society, especially for women.  Students...
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Einstein's Message to FDR

For Students 6th - 8th
Learners read a letter from Albert Einstein to FDR. This letter contains blanks, learners must look up each of the twelve words, define them, and then use then to complete Einstein's letter. When they are finished they can read a note...
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Western Civilizations, Chapter 27: The Cold War: Global Politics, Economic Recovery, and Cultural Change

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
Keep your scholars organized using this study plan and progress report tool, one of many great learning strategies featured in this online western civilizations resource! Although designed for use alongside the Western Civilizations...
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The Cold War: How Did It Start? How Did It End?

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
What is the difference between a Cold War and a Hot War? Scholars research the beginning of the Cold War. They analyze diary entries as well as excerpts from various events during the 45-year standoff. To finish, they prepare final...
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World War I Propaganda and Reality

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders explore how the war was portrayed by governments and the harsh reality of this brutal war. Discussions on the Arms Race, the Alliance System, the Triple Alliance and Serbia are discussed in depth. The outcomes and global...
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Declaration of Power

For Teachers 7th - 11th
Students examine the Korean nuclear escalation. In this current events instructional activity, students explore the nuclear arms race in Korea and the science that explains nuclear weapons.
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The Roaring Twenties

For Teachers 7th - 12th
A slideshow presentation covers the flavor of the Roaring Twenties. The 1920s are categorized into politics, culture, music, policy, and social issues that divided the nation. Each main header contains several subsequent slides full of...
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Bless Me, Ultima: Culture and History

For Teachers 9th - 12th
"The orange of the golden carp appeared at the edge of the pond. . ." The second session in a 10-lesson unit study of Bless Me, Ultima examines the cultural and historic context of the novel. Just as Antonio struggles trying to align his...
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Bombs Over Bikini: Teacher's Guide

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
The Cold War and the Manhattan Project launched the world into the nuclear age. Young historians explore how nations searched for bigger and better weapons to hold an advantage over other nations. Through discussion and comprehension...

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