The Fall of Communism PowerPoint Presentation, Notes, and Cloze Worksheets

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Five files are included in the Fall of Communism Pack.

- PowerPoint presentation

- Corresponding notes in Microsoft Word and PDF

- Corresponding cloze worksheets in Microsoft Word and PDF

Objective: To examine the events leading to the end of the Cold War.

Topics Covered:

- U.S. – China relations

- Détente

- SALT Agreement

- Joint U.S. – Soviet space missions

- SALT II Treaty

- Soviet invasion of Afghanistan

- Boycotts of the 1980 and 1984 Olympic Games

- “Star Wars” missile defense system

- Glasnost

- INF Treaty

- Dissolution of the Soviet Union

Key Terms and People:

- President Richard Nixon

- Mao Zedong

- President Jimmy Carter

- Deng Xiaoping

- Leonid Brezhnev

- Osama bin Laden

- President Ronald Reagan

- Mikhail Gorbachev


- Video clip: The Gingerbread Man (3:25)

- Video clip: The Fall of the Berlin Wall (2:55)

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