This CCLS aligned lesson teaches students how the US and Soviet Union moved from Brinkmanship to Détente during the Cold War. This lesson includes informational texts, graphic organizers, critical thinking activities, guided reading questions, writing exercises, and a reading comprehension assessment tool. A PowerPoint and Lesson plan are also included.
Topics, people and vocabulary covered are the Cold War; Brinkmanship, Détente, SALT I, SALT II, Destalinization, Soviet Union; Joseph Stalin; Communism; Capitalism, Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI), Helsinki Accords, Camp David Accords, Leonid Brezhnev, Nikita Khrushchev, Lyndon Baines Johnson, Jimmy Carter, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan...
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