The PowerPoint in this lesson looks at two early Cold War crises, the Berlin Airlift (1948-9) and the Korean War (1950-53), in light of the principles discussed in FC.139. It especially treats the Berlin Airlift as an example of brinksmanship, where one power makes a move that leaves the other side with only two options, go to war and run the unacceptable risk of the crisis escalating to a nuclear holocaust, or concede defeat. The lesson also looks at McCarthyism and the Red Scare, with several pictures of propaganda from the time
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 with lots of details and interesting trivia.
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