“The Cold War Begins- The Truman Years” -goes over ,in depth, the reasons the Cold War started and the events from 1945-1950. It includes images, maps and text notes on slides for students. Also teacher notes and extra information are included on “note view “for many slides. This presentation was used for many years in class, and was revised yearly for each new class that came in. It holds the class interest and brings up a lot of discussion.
What is the Cold War?
How did it start (Yalta)
How did each side –The US and the Soviet Union react to each other.
Soviet occupation of Eastern Europe and their satellite nations
The Marshall Plan
The Berlin Airlift
US reaction to the Soviets in the late 1940’s
55 slides-many animated and extra features that slide in, images, political cartoons, and maps
Student text note slides (easily edited)
Targeted for High School level- used in 11th and 12th grade classes-
2-3 class periods minimum ( 50 minutes each)-( Slides can be edited or hidden to speed up the presentation and/or leveled to class ability)
Internet links to videos -( Working at the time this presentation was published.)
Teacher notes for class through out the presentation