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65 resources with the concept harry s. truman

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Dropping the Atomic Bomb: The Decision That Defined a Presidency

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students interpret historical evidence presented in primary and secondary resources. In this World War II lesson, students research the implications of the use of nuclear weapons to end the war in the Pacific.  Students determine and...
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Police Action: The Korean War, 1950-1953

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore why the United States became involved in the war in Korea. They discuss the confict between Truman and MacArthur, culminating in the latter's dismissal from command. They identify on a world map foreign countires...
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Eisenhower's Foreign Policy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Good for setting the context for 20th century foreign policy issues, these slides describe key points in Latin America, the Middle East, the Far East, and Europe. US or World History classes will appreciate the concise list on each...
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1948 Berlin Airlift Human Side

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers investigate the Berlin Blockade. In this World War II lesson, students discover details about the Berlin Blockade and the Berlin Airlift. High schoolers examine primary sources and conduct further research about the...
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To Drop the Bomb or Not to Drop the Bomb

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students determine whether they would have dropped the atomic bomb. In this Truman presidency lesson, students research images and documents about the use of the bomb in Japan. Students act as advisors to the president with written...
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Harry S. Truman - Campaign of 1948

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers establish the major events leading up to the election in 1948.  In this U.S. History lesson, students research details about Harry S. Truman, then they participate in a class discussion about him so that they are ready to...
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Dropping the Atomic Bomb The Decision That Defined a Presidency.

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers examine historical evidence regarding the atomic bomb. In this Truman presidency lesson, students research images and documents about the use of the bomb in Japan. High schoolers write position papers that identify their...
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Examining the Reasons for the Creation of the State of Israel

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the connection between World War II and Jewish immigration to Israel after the War.  In this World History lesson plan, students discuss the details of what it might have been like to live through the Holocaust.  After...
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Atomic Bomb

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars discuss the significance of the atomic bomb. In this WWII instructional activity, high schoolers write down what they know about the dropping of the atomic bomb in WWII and read two historical narratives of the...
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President Harry Truman

For Students 5th - 8th
In this United States Presidents instructional activity, students learn about the life and presidency of Harry Truman. They then answer the 8 multiple choice questions in the packet. The answers are on the last page.
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The Foreign Policies of Harry S. Truman

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students read an article about the new interest in Harry S. Truman. In groups, they review his foreign policy decisions and how situations might have been different if he had made a different decision. They also examine the problems he...
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Intro to Cold War

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders are introduced to the events between the years 1949 and 1989. They list and explain key events and people that contributed to the development of the Cold War. Students are asked "what do you think Billy Joel meant by...
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The Berlin Airlift

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students examine a document from the Berlin Airlift in order to research his important event in World History.
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Using Truman Trivia as a Springboard to Research and Oral Presentation Skills

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Young scholars research Truman Library website and gather ten trivia facts. They prepare a short oral presentation on one of their questions, scoring each other on speaking and listening skills. Then they create a Truman campaign button.
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What Would You Do?

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders determine whether or not they would have dopped the atomic bomb. In this Truman presidency lesson, 11th graders research primary and secondary sources about the Manahattan Project and World War II. Students...
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Truman's Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders investigate Truman's decision to use the atomic bomb. In this World War II lesson, 11th graders read and discuss articles regarding the use of the bomb (the articles are not included). Students then participate in an...
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Would You Drop the Bomb?

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students determine if the use of the atomic bomb was justified. In this World War II activity, students analyze communication memorandums about the bomb, discuss their impressions, and compose essays that analyze the use of the bombs.
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Truman Library: Alphabetical Order

For Students 4th - 7th
In this Truman presidency worksheet, students read a 3 paragraph selection about the Truman library and then put the 20 noted words from the selection in alphabetical order.
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Good Afternoon America: Truman’s First Public Address

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars analyze Harry Truman's first speech as president. In this Truman presidency lesson, students examine the speech delivered to the American public upon Truman's swearing in to office. Young scholars research the state of the...
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Religious Revival: The American Response to the Cold War

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Young scholars examine the impact of religion on the Cold War. In this Cold War lesson plan, students analyze speeches delivered by Lenin, Truman, and Graham regarding the role of religion in society. As a culminating activity, young...
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Cold War Warrior

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students discover details of the tension between the United States and communist countries during the Cold War. In this Cold War lesson, students conduct research regarding the Cold War policies of Presidents: Truman, Eisenhower,...
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Truman's Domestic Policy

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Young scholars interpret historical evidence presented in primary and secondary resources. In this presidential history lesson, students examine sources that require them to analyze the domestic policies...
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Truman vs. Eisenhower

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers interpret historical evidence presented in primary and secondary resources. In this presidential history instructional activity, students compare and contrast the presidencies of Truman and...
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The Dropping of the Atomic Bomb and V.J. Day

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the impact of the decision to drop the atomic bomb. In this World War II lesson, students read primary source documents regarding the implications of dropping the bombs as well as Truman's speech to the nation on V.J....