This is a Power Point presentation for students aged 14+ containing 24 slides, two class activities that can easily be used for at least 2 lessons. It allows students to not only understand the term of Containment but also evaluate the differences between Strong-point and Total Containment, as well as formulate their own opinion on the topic. Learning outcomes are:
Identifying why World War II started and how nationalist movements gained power in Germany and Italy;
Understanding how ‘’Appeasement’’ impacted pre-WW2 Europe;
Evaluating the relevance of the lack of trust between the West and the Soviet Union in developing their future relationship;
Analysing the causes of the start of the Cold War;
Understanding the relevance of George Kennan’s ‘’Long Telegram’’;
Understanding the difference between the terms Strong-point Containment and Total Containment.