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Cold War Primary Source Document Analysis Activity 6-Pack

Cold War Primary Source Document Analysis Activity 6-Pack
Cold War Primary Source Document Analysis Activity 6-Pack
Cold War Primary Source Document Analysis Activity 6-Pack
Cold War Primary Source Document Analysis Activity 6-Pack
Cold War Primary Source Document Analysis Activity 6-Pack
Cold War Primary Source Document Analysis Activity 6-Pack
Cold War Primary Source Document Analysis Activity 6-Pack
Cold War Primary Source Document Analysis Activity 6-Pack
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Guide your students through a focused analysis of up to 6 different Cold War primary source documents from leaders such as President Truman, Eisenhower, and Kennedy.

Featured voices in this unprecedented diplomacy effort:

- President Truman
- Secretary George Marshall
- President Eisenhower
- President Kennedy

Effective HIPPOS framework to target Common Core thinking:
Historical Context
Intended Audience
Point of View
Purpose
Outside Information
So, what?

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Greatness is carefully choosing one’s words and tone in order to advance one’s position, yet not escalate tensions.

The first two decades of the Cold War were ones of great fear, strategic diplomacy, and very careful word choices- all in an effort to use the full force of rhetoric without it extending to nuclear action.

Cut through the boring textbook and head straight to the compelling sources that make this era a war of words, challenging your students to wonder, “Is the pen really mightier than the sword?”

Included are:
- Detailed lesson plans, with strategies for all reading levels
- 2 1-page definition sheets for the concepts “diplomacy” and “containment”
- 1-page HIPPOS reference handout and BONUS skill sheet Annotating a Text
- 6 2-page student worksheets with a short primary source document & graphic organizer sheet
- 6 accompanying HIPPOS answer keys, one for each document

Tips
* Plan for 60 minutes to deeply introduce, read, annotate, analyze, and discuss one of these documents as a class.
* Great for whole class instruction, small group work, homework, DBQ practice!

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Want more HIPPOS?
Colonial America: analyze the rough start of the English colonists, the enslaved Africans, and the invaded Indians.
Early Nationhood: juxtapose the declared values of democracy with the arguments of its outsiders.
Era of Reform: hear the impassioned voices for change.
Westward Expansion: explore the mania and the mayhem created out West.
Reconstruction: evaluate the successes of national policy on the individual in post-Civil War America.
Gilded Age Labor: hear the voices of those who felt unheard in this age of wealth.
Progressive Era: learn how enough passion can turn anyone into an agent of change.
Roaring 1920s: sense the growing divide between rural, traditional and urban, modern American societies.
Great Depression: explore the changing relationship between president and citizen.
WWII Warfront: explore the difficult decision made by political and military leaders in the fight of their lives.
Civil Rights Movement: analyze the impassioned arguments of those for and against equality.
Vietnam War: weigh the role public opinion should play in complex foreign policy.
Total Pages
26 pages
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
1 hour
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