This lesson looks at looks at the uncertainty and missed opportunities to resolve the Cold War after Stalin’s death in 1953. It especially focusses on Khruschev’s attempts to dismantle the Stalinist legacy and their failure due to the inertia still in effect from the previous decade of hostility.
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.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 License.