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COLD WAR:ACTIVITIES THAT EXTEND ACROSS THE CURRICULUM PRESENTED BY: TONYA EMMONS CHRISTIE ALLEN
TIME • No Time to Prepare • No Time to do all of these fun activites
WHAT IS OUR OBJECTIVE FOR THIS WORKSHOP? • NOT to teach you historical knowledge • BUT… • Engage in an activity from each decade • Explore Hands-on/Interactive Activities to teach the Cold War Era (1945 – 1991) • Integrate Social Studies across the Curriculum • Give you a variety of lessons to teach TOMORROW! • Evaluate and extend the lessons (Higher Order Thinking Strategies)
TEACHING THE COLD WAR THROUGH LITERATURE • Butter Battle Book Video Part 1 • Butter Battle Book Video Part 2 • Butter Battle Book Lesson Plan
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES • The Butter Battle Extra Lesson Plans • Teach Peace Foundation Lesson Plan • PBS Lesson Plan (Grades 7-12)
COLD WAR TIMELINE ACTIVITY • EQ: What are main events of the Cold War and the order in which they occurred? • Objective: Integrate Mathematics and History by creating a timeline of the events of the Cold War.
COLD WAR TIMELINE ACTIVITY • Task: • Look at the time line and choose at least 1 main event from each decade to place on your time line. (You may choose more than one.) • Using a sentence strip and the ruler, evenly divide the sentence strip by the number of chosen events you are going to place on your time line. • Write the date and the event at the top of each tick mark. • Draw and color a picture to represent each event. • *Additional Time Line Dates • *PDF of Time Line Cards for Activity
1940S ACTIVITY: ATOMIC BOMB LESSON PLAN • Objective: Integrate Literature and Primary Sources to investigate and debate the dropping of the Atomic Bomb to end WWII. • EQ: Why did the US make the decision to drop the Atomic Bomb? • Click HERE for an Atomic Bomb lesson using Primary Resources
ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES FOR THE 1940S • Berlin Blockaid and Air Lift PowerPoint • Yalta Conference Lesson Plan • Atomic Bomb Elementary Activities • Many Lessons and Resource Links for Teaching the end of WWII • Atomic Bomb Resources and Lessons at Pro Teacher
1950S ACTIVITIES: KOREAN WAR • Learning Objectives: After completing this lesson, students should be able to: • Explain why the United States became involved in the war in Korea • Assess the decision to send U.S. and UN forces across the 38th Parallel into North Korea • Discuss the conflict between Truman and MacArthur, culminating in the latter's dismissal from command • Articulate the reasons why the war became unpopular in the United States • Identify on a world map foreign countries associated with the Korean War • Identify key terms and individuals associated with the Korean War • EQ: Why did the United States become involved in the Korean War? • Korean War Lesson
ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES FOR THE 1950S • Lesson Plan Bank for Korean War • Countries involved and statistical information • Korean War Letter Writing Activity • Korean and Cold War Webquest • *The last 4 lessons came from this website and additional FREE activities are there as well.
1960S ACTIVITIES: BERLIN WALL JIGSAW ACTIVITY • Learning Objectives: After completing this lesson, students should be able to: • Explain history behind the erection of the Berlin Wall • Explain the methods for enforcing the wall • Examine the events surrounding the fall of the wall • Explore the unification and legacy of the wall • EQ: What events led to the erections of the Berlin Wall? • Berlin Wall Lesson Plan
BERLIN WALL JIGSAW ACTIVITY Task: • Organize students into Jigsaw Groups. • Each group member is assigned to research part of the topic. • Each group member reads the article(s) assigned. • After each group member has read their article, they are to get together with others that have been assigned to the same article, and become experts together. Take notes about assigned topic. • Go back to their Jigsaw Group and “teach” the other group members about their topic and fill in the rest of the note taking guide.
TEACHING WITH THE JIGSAW METHOD? • Defined: Just as in a jigsaw puzzle, each piece--each student's part--is essential for the completion and full understanding of the final product. If each student's part is essential, then each student is essential; and that is precisely what makes this strategy so effective. • Additional Information
ADDITIONAL 1960S ACTIVITIES • Cuban Missile Crisis Prezi • Cuban Missile Crisis Lesson • Cuban Missile Crisis Lesson (High School) • Teaching History Lesson: Cuban Missile Crisis • Teaching History: Vietnam • Vietnam Video from Vietnamese Perspective • Compare Berlin Wall to Other Walls (Middle Grades) • Study of Walls Lesson (Grades 3-4) • Politics in the 1960s (Grades 5-8)
1970S VIETNAM THROUGH LITERATURE: CHARLIE PIPPIN NOVEL STUDY • Comprehensive Vietnam Unit • *Charlie Pippin Novel Study • is located on pp 17-29
ADDITIONAL 1970’S ACTIVITIES • Iran Hostage Crisis (High School) • Discovery Education Iran Hostage Situation • STRATEGIC ARMS LIMITATION TALKS (SALT I) • SALT II
1980S ACTIVITIES: FALL OF BERLIN WALL • Learning Objectives: After completing this lesson, students should be able to • Incorporate Language Arts by using adjectives to describe the Berlin Wall • Investigate the purpose of the graffiti on the wall • Examine the events leading to the destruction of the wall • Discuss the guarding of the wall • Identify current events with the “unfairness” of the Berlin Wall • EQ: What would it feel like to have a “Berlin Wall” in your town? What were the effects of the Berlin Wall being torn down? • Fall of Berlin Wall Activity • *This activity would also fit nicely here: Berlin Wall Simulation
ADDITIONAL 1980’S ACTIVITIES • Lesson Plan Bank for Fall of Berlin Wall • TIME Photos of the Fall of the Berlin Wall
1980S CULTURE DURING THE COLD WAR • The Cold War was reflected in culture through music, movies, books, television and other media. One element of the Cold War often seen relates directly or indirectly to the threat of a nuclear war. Another is the conflict between the superpowers in terms of espionage. Many works use the Cold War as a backdrop, or directly take part in fictional conflict between the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. The period 1953-1962 saw Cold War themes first enter the mainstream culture as a public preoccupation.
EXPLORE COLD WAR THROUGH PROPAGANDA FILM, BOOKS AND MUSIC • Posters and Adds • Daisy Girl Add • Movie clips and presentations • Analyzing Cold War Movies • Did Rocky IV End the Cold War? • Music videos • We Didn’t Start the Fire History Lesson by Billy Joel • American Pie by Don McLean • Meaning of American Pie Document
ADDITIONAL COLD WAR PREZIS • Cold War Prezi • Cold War Prezi • Cold War Social Protests Prezi • Cold War • Additional Media Resources • List of the Top 20 IMDb Cold War Movies • List of IMDb Vietnam Movies • List of Cold War Books
QUICK RESPONSE CODES (QR CODES) • QR Cold War Challenge Activity 1 (5 questions) • Correct Answers to Activity1 • QR Cold War and Nazi Challenge Activity (15 questions) • Correct Answers to Activity • QR Game Generator • Find MANY great tools at ClassTools.net
ADDITION USEFUL LINKS • Inside the Cold War Lessons, Games, Puzzles for Kids • National Park Services (NPS) • National Museum of American History Cold War Timeline with explanations • McCarthy Times Pictorial Timeline • TheVietnamWar.info • History of Motion Pictures 1950s -1960s • Cold War Timeline with Informational Links • Cold War Links to Additional Informational Links • Links to Teach Cold War Through Documents • Link to Variety of Cold War Videos
CONTACT INFORMATION • Christie Allen • Mrschristieallen@gmail.com • Tonya Emmons • Tonyamcwaters@gmail.com