This Bundle includes every Cold War and Vietnam resource I have. This would include the PowerPoints, Guided Notes, Activities, Handouts, Graphic Organizers, Projects, Readings, Essays, Review Games, Assessments.
The Cold War PowerPoint has bellwork and discussion questions, animations, quotes, visuals, political cartoons, video links, etc. It covers the fundamental social, economic, and political differences between the USSR and the USA. Then it goes into the origins of the Cold War, Truman Doctrine, Marshall Plan, Berlin Blockade and Airlift, Berlin Wall, NATO and Warsaw Pact, UN, uprisings in Hungary and Czechoslovakia, Domino Theory, Chinese Civil War, Korean War, Red Scare and McCarthyism, HUAC, the Rosenbergs and Alger Hiss, Interstate Highway System, Race to Space, U-2 Spy Plane Incident, Eisenhower's Presidency, Bay of Pigs, Cuban Missile Crisis, Arms Race, Kennedy's Administration and Assassination, American Intervention in the Middle East and Latin America, Che Guevara, Mikail G. and the fall of the wall, the Tankman, etc.
The Vietnam PowerPoint includes: a prior knowledge 'pre-test' (answers are in the notes column below each slide), bellwork and discussion questions, animations, visuals, quotes, video links, etc. It gives an extremely comprehensive look at the Vietnam War, Counterculture, etc.
Specifically it focuses on pre-war Vietnam and our ties to Ho Chi Minh during WWII, Dien Bien Phu, Kennedy and Diem, Gulf of Tonkin, Geneva Conference, 17th Parallel, Strategic Hamlet Program, Battle of Ap Bac, ARVN, Vietcong and NVA, Guerrilla Warfare, Westmoreland, Strategies and Weaponry, the Tunnels, Living Room War, Operation Rolling Thunder, Napalm, Agent Orange, TET, My Lai, Credibility Gap, Antiwar Demonstrations, Vietnamization and Nixon, Pentagon Papers, Christmas Bombings, Paris Peace Accords, Fall of Saigon, Costs and effects of the War, 26th Amendment and the War Powers Act.
It is neatly organized and flows well. Look for the asterisks next to certain terms, people, etc... those are there for students to underline/highlight for the test, which means you don't need a review sheet because it's all there in the notes!
The notes are concise allowing students to focus on the lesson. They also have built in bellworks and focus questions. Please note they contain the content, but not quotes, supplemental information, etc. Basically, everything you need without dragging the kids down in detail.
One of my favorite activities is the Protest-War Music Lesson. Takes an entire period, but you have the students listen to Vietnam anti-war music and then contemporary anti-war music and compare them. The songs I've chosen usually keep their attention quite well as I select youtube videos that have the lyrics, which I project up on the board.
There are many other resources mentioned above in the Bundle, as well. Enjoy!