The Cold War

cold-warTwo 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 mini-unit.

Chapter Readings – Joy Hakim, A History of US: All the People

  • 4: A Curtain of Iron
  • 5: The Marshall Plan
  • 7: Spies
  • 8: Tail Gunner Joe
  • 11: French Indochina
  • 18: Being President Isn’t Easy

Duck and Cover and Nuclear War Propaganda

“Duck and Cover” from Civilian Defense

About Cliff

Hi, my name is Cliff Des Marais and I teach 7th and 8th grade Social Studies at Bellows Falls Middle School in Bellows Falls, VT.
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