Lesson Plan


This Decolonization lesson plan also includes:

The ripple effect from one small event can impact many others. Young historians research the ripple effect World War II had on decolonization in the second installment of an eight-part series. Through primary and secondary documents as well as videos and maps, the nature of Cold War politics and power become clear.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Split class into two groups and debate which incident had a greater impact: Suez Crisis or the Cuban Missile Crisis
  • Create stations around the room representing different parts of the world that were impacted by decolonization 
  • Laminate a large map on decolonization from 1945-1965 and place in front of the room for reference
Classroom Considerations
  • Group size should be no more than three
  • Resource provides multiple printable materials for classroom use 
  • Includes primary and secondary resources on the Cold War
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