This powerpoint presentation provides an overview of the origins of the Cold War.
Topics included are:
Communism vs. Capitalism
Soviet and U.S. involvement in WWII
Political Cartoon analysis
U.S. Foreign Policy during the early years of the Cold War
The Iron Curtain
I combine this presentation with this primary source analysis activity from the Stanford "Reading Like an Historian" program: https://sheg.stanford.edu/the-cold-war
The last slide sets this activity up. Assign it for homework or complete it together in class.