Engage your students in exploring the foreign policy crises and decisions made by the US government in the post-Cold War 1990s. Using a mixture of individual and cooperative learning, students investigate seven real events/crises, such as the Persian Gulf War and Rwanda Genocide, and decide how they would have responded to the crisis as well as consider a larger question posed by the crisis. A "what really happened" answer guide for the teacher is provided to review with students their decisions in respect to what the actual president chose to do. The lesson plan includes a "warm-up" activity asking students to weigh differ perspectives of how the US was viewed by the world as well as an exit ticket seeking student rankings along with justification of the actual decisions made. This is a great lesson to use when either studying post-Cold War foreign policy or the presidencies of George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton.
This product includes the following: a lesson plan; seven scenarios handout for students along with a data retrieval chart for students or student groups to complete; a "warm-up" activity handout; an exit ticket; and a "what really happened" answer guide for teachers to review the decisions made.