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From World War to Cold War. The Rise of the Superpowers. Warm Up. Oppenheimer on Atomic Age Oppenheimer is known as one of the two “fathers of the atomic bomb” 1. Are you surprised by his reaction to viewing his creation? Why or why not? 2. What does he mean by saying “I am become death”

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from world war to cold war

From World War to Cold War

The Rise of the Superpowers

warm up
Warm Up
  • Oppenheimer on Atomic Age

Oppenheimer is known as one of the two “fathers of the atomic bomb”

  • 1. Are you surprised by his reaction to viewing his creation? Why or why not?
  • 2. What does he mean by saying “I am become death”
  • 3. Predict how the invention of such a weapon will change war.
pop quiz
Pop Quiz.
  • You can use your notes from yesterday.
slide4

A superpower is a powerful state (country) that has the ability to influence events and project power on a worldwide scale.

stop and jot predict
Stop and Jot: Predict:
  • After WWII ends, who do you think will be the superpowers in the world? Why these countries and not others? (three countries)
slide8

Post WWII Superpowers

  • Britain
  • USA
  • Soviet Union
cold war comparisons
Cold War Comparisons:

Country:

Economy:

Government:

  • USA: United States of America
  • Capitalism
  • Democracy

USSR: United Soviet Socialist Republic (aka the Soviet Union)

“Communism”

Totalitarianism

more terms
More Terms:
  • “Reds, Commies, Ruskies” is slang for Soviets or Soviet sympathizers.
  • Hammer and Sickle:
and so begins the cold war
And so begins…THE COLD WAR
  • Stop and jot:
  • think back to the warm up. How might the newly opposed USSR and America use weapons like the atomic bomb?
  • H-Bomb USA
  • H-Bomb USSR
think pair share
Think-Pair-Share
  • 1. What similarities and differences did you notice between the two videos?
  • 2. Why would it be important for the countries to release those videos to their own citizens?
  • 3. Why would they want to release those videos to their enemy’s citizens?
arms race
ARMS RACE
  • ARMS RACE
but not just an arms race
But…Not just an arms race…
  • Squaring off against the commies…
  • On TV:
    • Wendy's Commercial
    • ‘Daisy’ Poltiical Ad
  • In Sports:
    • Miracle on Ice
  • In Space and Science:
    • Sputnik Press Release
  • In Movies:
    • From Russia With Love
    • Rocky IV
create your own soviet usa pop culture item
Create your own Soviet/USA Pop Culture Item
  • With a partner… you need to outline:
    • a movie plot...or…
    • a television show…or…
    • a commercial
  • This outline must:

1. Have American ideals facing off against Soviet ideals

2. Detail the series of events in the movie/show/commercial

3. Explain (in full paragraph) how it represents the Cold War Superpower standoff.

  • This outline CANNOT:
    • Include actual fighting or war