You’ll find out real soon, that there wasn’t much cold about this one… Two global superpowers battle for supremacy. Citizens of the world live in constant fear of nuclear war, and the “cold war” ultimately gets hashed out in battlefields not of the U.S.S.R. or the U.S.A., but in the countries that these superpowers hold influence over. Click “more” for details on our Cold War unit.
Below is a list of assignments that were used in the 2015-2016 school year.
- Bomb Visual Potluck
- Secret Cities Article from the Atlantic
- “Under God” makes it into the Pledge
- Vermont Historical Society Examines Lasting Impact of 70s Counterculture, optional reading (VT Digger Article)
- Exploration of Kennedy Library’s Online Exhibit on the Cuban Missile Crisis
Chapter Readings – Joy Hakim, A History of US: All the People
- 5: The Marshall Plan
- 7: Spies (Korean “Police Action”)
- 8: Tail Gunner Joe (McCarthyism)
- 11: French Indochina (Intro. to Vietnam Conflict)
- 18: Being President Isn’t Easy (Cuban Missle Crisis)
- Class-selected Vocabulary for the Cold War Unit
- Cuban Missile Crisis Main Ideas
- Cold War Test
Edward R. Murrow Response to McCarthy
“Duck and Cover” from Civilian Defense
Counter Cultural Responses to Modernism
First of all, what is Modernism?
Helen and Scott Nearing and Homesteading
Crash Course US History about the Cold War
Crash Course US History, the Cold War in Asia