The unit bundle, which contains 21 lessons, begins with the end of the Second World War and ends with the domestic and foreign policy of President Reagan.
This unit enables students to work in pairs and in groups with the analysis of primary sources, including political cartoons of the Cold War era and the foreign policies of the presidents during the Cold War.
DBQs are also included in this unit bundle with the revised 2015 DBQ rubric for grading purposes.
Other major features in this unit include: the Cold War at home - primary and secondary source activities; the Civil Rights Movement; a comparison of the Marshall Court of the 19th century and the Warren Court of the 1950s and 1960s; the Korean War; Vietnam War; the policy of detente under Nixon; the Carter administration; and the rise of Reagan and neo-conservatism.
All of the lessons are aligned with the AP US History Key Concept Standards.