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  1. Cold War Unit For High School Students

  2. Starting information • Audience • Setting • Goals • Review Activity and Evaluation

  3. Audience • 11th – 12th graders • Students with interest in History. • Students who wish to pursue higher education • Student who wish to graduate with a higher diploma.

  4. Setting • In a high school classroom with a projector and a single computer so that students may take notes that is present.

  5. Goals • Students should have an extensive knowledge on the subject. • Students should be able to pass a evaluation quiz with a 100% .

  6. Review Activity and Evaluation • At the end of the unit students will complete a review activity and an evaluation quiz. • Students must receive 100%

  7. Cold War

  8. Main Menu Please Select a lesson

  9. Orientation The events that followed after World War 2, were crucial to the Cold War

  10. Motivation • History is philosophy teaching by example and also by warning. • Lord Bolingbroke

  11. Pre Cold War

  12. Increase in tension between nations • At the end of world war 2, there was an increasing tension between the U.S. and the U.S.S.R.

  13. United States’ Tension At the end of World War2, the U.S. had economic security over all other nations. Harry Truman opposed post war settlement in Europe.

  14. Soviet Union’s Tension Soviet Union had high death rate in World War 2 And they sought to dominate internal affairs of boarding countries. Eastern Blockade

  15. Eastern Blockade • Soviet Union annexes several countries; Poland, Finland, and Lithuania. • These countries were incorporated into satellite states. Satellite States

  16. Satellite States • A Satellite State is an extension of another country or nation through a different State. • Examples: Cuba and North Korea, were both Satellite States to the U.S.S.R. • They were not part of the Soviet Union, but they were heavily influenced.

  17. Cold War • Orientation • The main events of the Cold War shaped other countries for years to come.

  18. Motivation • If you would understand anything, observe its beginning and its development. • Aristotle

  19. Cold War Main Events of the Cold War

  20. Czechoslovak Coup of 1948 • Communist part of Czechs. With soviet help assume complete control over Czechoslovakian government. Positive Side Effect Negative Side Effects

  21. Positive Side Effects of Coup • Scared nations in the west helped establish NATO • is an Intergovernmental Military Alliance based on the North Atlantic Treaty which was signed on 4 April 1949.

  22. Negative Side Effects • Helped advance the Cold War and caused more tension between U.S. and Soviets. More

  23. More Negative Side Effects • Lead to the Drawing of the Iron Curtain Iron Curtain?

  24. Iron curtain • Separated Europe into two different sides • Soviets • North Atlantic Treaty Organization

  25. Berlin Blockade Airlift Next

  26. Berlin Blockade • First major crisis of Cold War • Stalin prevents food and supplies to west Berlin Next

  27. Berlin airlift • The United States, France, Britain, and other Nations provide support to West Berlin through aircraft. • Stalin backs down shortly afterword and halts blockade. Next

  28. Korean War • NATO supports South Korea • Soviets back North Korea • South Korea wins eventually • Victory goes to United Nations Next

  29. More Events Warsaw Pact Hungarian Revolution Next

  30. Warsaw Pact • Eight communist states form treaty in Warsaw Poland by U.S.S.R. Next

  31. Hungarian Revolution 1956 • Hungry starts revolution • Tries to break away from Warsaw pact, but Revolution is put down by Soviet Forces. Next

  32. Space Race • Competition between U.S. and Soviets over who has better technology to get supremacy in space. Next

  33. Cuban Revolution • President Kennedy tries to overthrow Castro of Cuba with CIA in Bay of Pigs • United States fails and Soviets pledges to support Cuba Next

  34. Soviet Economic Issues • Soviets invested to much capital into arms race and not enough into civilian sectors Next

  35. Soviets' End • Russia threatened to leave U.S.S.R. • U.S.S.R. dissolved in 1991 Next

  36. Orientation • The end of the Cold War and the U.S.S.R. Next

  37. Motivation • History is the memory of things said and done.Carl L. Becker

  38. Post Cold War

  39. Effects of the Cold War • Russia suffered a financial crisis, and the United States was the only remaining super power millions died in proxy wars, also including third world countries.

  40. Relevance • The Cold War influenced many decisions today relating to economics and relations with other countries.

  41. Review of Cold War in sixty seconds • The Cold War Russian (1947–1991), was the continuing state of political conflict, military tension, proxy wars, and economic competition existing after World War 2 (1939–1945) between the Communist World – primarily the Soviet Union and its satellite states and allies – and the powers of the Western world, primarily the United States and its allies. Although the primary participants' military force never officially clashed directly, they expressed the conflict through military coalitions, strategic conventional force deployments, extensive aid to states deemed vulnerable, proxy wars, espionage, propaganda, conventional and nuclear arms races, appeals to neutral nations, rivalry at sports events, and technological competitions such as the Space Race.

  42. Evaluation • 10 Question Quiz

  43. Quiz • 1. Which nation did not hold much tension during the Cold War? • U.S • U.S.S.R • Canada

  44. Sorry Try Again Try Again

  45. Correct, take the next question Continue…

  46. Question 2 2. Russia was fine economically after World War True False

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  48. Correct, take the next question Continue…

  49. Question 3 3. Berlin received help from the United States during the blockade True False

  50. Sorry Try Again Try Again