LESSON PLANS

LESSON 1:

City at Sea

Created to supplement the USS Midway Museum’s “City at Sea” video, this lesson guides students in the examination of day-to-day life for naval forces aboard a U.S. naval aircraft carrier as part of the larger strike force group, tasked with the role of projecting US military power during the Cold War.

LESSON 2:

The United Nations & American intervention in the Korean War

Students examine the actions of President Truman and the United Nations Security Council in connection to the creation of a multinational military force to support South Korea after North Korea’s attack. Materials include an in-depth background knowledge PowerPoint and guided analysis of multiple varied primary sources.

LESSON 3:

The Six-Day War

Students in this lesson will analyze the Soviet and American responses and lasting impact of the Six Day War using the Document-Based Questioning (DBQ) method. Specific primary-source documents include correspondence between diplomats, a video segment on the inner workings of the Johnson Administration, and a speech given by Soviet Leader Leonid Brezhnev

LESSON 4:

Apartheid: Why did the United States Oppose International Sanctions?

Students evaluate the economic and political factors that led the United States to repeatedly vote against United Nations (UN) sanctions on the Apartheid regime during the Cold War. Main instructional activities include analysis of the American votes against international sanctions, a mini lecture and paired discussion.

LESSON 5:

German Reunification

Students in this lesson will evaluate documents of world leaders such as Thatcher, Mitterand. Bush and Gorbachev. Discussions will center around the British, French, American and Soviet arguments for supporting or discouraging the prospects of German reunification.

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