This PowerPoint includes the following major topics: Iron Curtain, Satellite, Truman Doctrine, Containment, Marshall Plan, Berlin Airlift, NATO, Warsaw Pact, Mao Zedong, Korean War, Douglas MacArthur, Arms Race, Space Race, Massive Retaliation, Duck and Cover, Eisenhower Doctrine, CIA, NASA, Red Scare, HUAC, Rosenbergs, Joseph McCarthy, etc. (Essential Questions are built into the PowerPoint as well.)
Please see my Guided Notes that coincides with this PowerPoint,
they are ideal for lower-level students that need visuals:
25 - Beginnings of the Cold War - Scaffold/Guided Notes (Blank and Filled-In)
My powerpoint has title slides for each section of the textbook that corresponds with the notes---you could simply edit those slides to have them match the textbook you use in your class.
Need other assignments or activities for this time period? Here are some:
Activity: Introduction to Cold War (We Didn't Start the Fire)
Activity: Pick Six Cold War Terms
Viewing Guide: The Century - America's Time (Episode 08 - Best Years)
more coming soon...