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The Marshall Plan - 1947. April 2 - 3, 2014 Objective: Students will examine how the Marshall Plan fit into the strategy of containment and describe the position taken by supporters as well as critics through texts, debate and written response .

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the marshall plan 1947
The Marshall Plan - 1947
  • April 2 - 3, 2014
  • Objective: Students will examine how the

Marshall Plan fit into the strategy of containment

and describe the position taken by supporters as

well as critics through texts, debate and written

response.

  • Warm-Up: “What impact did the Truman

Doctrine have on other countries?” Use RACE

(3-4) from your notes. Answer in your notebook.

the marshall plan aka european recovery program
The Marshall Planaka “European Recovery Program”
  • A four-year effort by the Truman

Administration consisting of $13 billion in

economic aid to Europe in order to rebuild

the economies that had been devastated by

World War 2.

  • Containment of Soviet influence was the

objective since many believed that economic

hardship would make Communism more

appealing to some nations.

slide5

Choose one speaker from Group 2 and one

speaker from Group 4.

  • Choose one speaker from Group 3 and one

speaker from Group 5.

  • Groups 1 and 6 will be the people you will

need to convince.

slide6

Each member of Groups 2,3,4,5 must contribute

one argument to the speaker of their group from the

text.

  • The speaker may only read arguments provided

by his/her group. The speaker may not come up with

the reasons to support or oppose the Plan.

  • Order: Speaker 2

Speaker 4

Speaker 3

Speaker 5

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A straw vote will be taken after all four

speakers have presented arguments.

  • Groups may then converse to compose

final arguments.

  • Speakers have 30 seconds.
  • A final vote will be taken. Each member

of the audience must provide one

argument that convinced them to support

or oppose the Marshall Plan.

written response
Written response:
  • The year is 1947. In a letter to Pres.

Truman, write two paragraphs that indicate

either your support or opposition to the

Marshall Plan.

  • You do not have to assume the same

position from the debate but you must use

evidence from one of the texts to support your

position.

  • Turn in for a grade.
works cited
works cited
  • http://edsitement.neh.gov/lesson-plan/strategy-containment-1947-1948
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