Cold War - Perestroika and Glasnost (Reading, Questions, and Teacher Key) - This 9 page document includes a reading, set of questions and teacher key related to perestroika and glasnost during the Cold War. It is an excellent activity when learning about the Cold War and the Soviet Union. As well, this resource requires no prep... just print and teach!
This resource includes a 2 and a half page reading about the reforms introduced by Gorbachev in the late 1980's: perestroika and glasnost. The reading will teach your students about the history of both perestroika and glasnost and the impact that both reforms would have on the Soviet Union. The reading explains why both reforms ultimately ended the Soviet Union and brought about the end of the Cold War. The questions and definition activity focus on questions and terms important to the Cold War and both perestroika and glasnost. They will help your students understand the significance of both.
The teacher key will help you with ease of assessment or to use as a tool for discussion in the classroom.
This is an excellent activity for when learning about the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union. It will help you to teach both perestroika and glasnost.