Unit Plan

The Cold War (America)

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The Cold War—with its roots in World War II—impacts the world today. Using an extensive curriculum, scholars consider its impact through primary sources, including speeches and propaganda, as well as other skills-enhancing activities. An insightful unit plan covers the days immediately after World War II through the Cold War's end.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Use lessons to supplement instruction on a specific aspect of the Cold War, such as the Berlin Blockade
  • Adapt primary sources into lessons on various Cold War topics
Classroom Considerations
  • Learners should have a basic understanding of American history through World War II, as well as understand the difference between primary and secondary sources
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  • Suggestions for differentiating instruction are clear and easy to implement
  • Activities include resources such as documents and worksheets that are ready to use
  • Curriculum is lengthy and may not be practical to adapt in its entirety