This 101-page file is a unit on the Cold War. The topics discussed in the notes include: Josef Stalin, Soviet Union at the end of WWII, Iron Curtain, rise of Superpowers, origins of the Cold War, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Joseph McCarthy, Berlin blockade & airlift, Korean War, Nikita Khrushchev, Berlin Wall, end of Cold War, collapse of Soviet Union, German Reunification, etc. There are many pages of notes (facts, images, key vocabulary and figures) to share with students. There are many activities/graphic organizers/projects for students to complete during this unit.
Included in this file:
~Cold War Alphaboxes (students use this for notes during the discussion) – slides 3-4
~Cold War Who's and What's– slides 5-7
~Cold War CLOZE notes (for note-taking during the presentation) -- slides 8-18
~Cold War Notes (facts, images, key figures and vocabulary, etc.) – slides 19-76
~Berlin Wall Protest T-shirt printable – slides 77-78
~Cold War Timeline– slides 79-81
~Cold War Caricatures– slide 82-83
~Breaking News writing activity– slide 84-85
~Political Cartoon analysis -- slides 86-90
~Cold War Charades -- slides 91-92
~Find Someone Who Knows About... – slide 93-95
~Triangle Trivia Review Game – slide 96-101
*This file was designed for 5th and 6th grade Social Studies classes in Georgia (all Cold War GPS are discussed in the file).
Fifth grade GPS:
SS5H7 The student will discuss the origins and consequences of the Cold War.
a. Explain the origin and meaning of the term “Iron Curtain.”
b. Explain how the United States sought to stop the spread of communism through the Berlin airlift, the Korean War, and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
c. Identify Joseph McCarthy and Nikita Khrushchev.
Sixth grade GPS:
SS6H7 The student will explain conflict and change in Europe to the 21st century.
b. Explain the impact of WWII in terms of the Holocaust, the origins of the Cold War, and the rise of Superpowers.
c. Explain how the collapse of the Soviet Union led to the end of the Cold War and German reunification.
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For fifth grade teachers: this file is part of my United States History Bundle that is located here:
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For sixth grade teachers: this file is part of my Europe Bundle that is located here: