The Powerpoint in this lesson finishes discussion of the immediate Postwar era by looking at the West's response Stalin's takeover of Eastern Europe. It starts with a discussion of the decline of Britain and in the context of Indian independence in 1947 and the Greek Civil War (1946-9). With Britain relinquishing its role as a global policeman, the US steps into that role under the twin banners of the Marshall Plan and Truman Doctrine. The lesson wraps up with the French and Italian elections of 1948, and the recovery of Western Europe by the early 1950s.
In the PowerPoint, the color flowchart develops slide by slide while other notes for the students scroll down the side. There are also extensive photos with captions mixed in to illustrate the lesson and capture students’ interest. This packet also contains a student reading, flowchart, and the author’s own research notes.
Note: because of the large size of this lesson, I had to break it up into two separate packets.
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